“The Hobbit Book” Family Giveaway - A Winner

Thanks to all of you who entered The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Giveaway over the weekend.

The correct answer to the "How many dwarves?" question is "13."


They are: Fili, Kili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin Oakenshield. The two youngest are Fili and Kili. Thorin Oakenshield is royalty.

When my kids were little, when we got to the parts where it was time, we would recite the names of the dwarves and they would always yell "Thorin Oakenshield!" at the end of the list. *stops and enjoys a personal mom moment* (I know. Shut up.)

Some Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit trivia: Gimli the Dwarf is Gloin's son. Also, Gimli finds Balin's tomb in Moria. But then, if you were truly a Tolkien über-nerd, you would totally know that, but that's not important right now.

To pick a winner, I entered the number of entries into the True Random Number Generator at Random.org and the following number came up:

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Congratulations to the winner:

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Please send me an email with HEY, MARTA! I WON STUFF ON YOUR BLOG! in the subject line, so I don't accidentally delete it. Send me your snail mail address and I will forward to my friends at Warner Brothers Pictures so they can get your goodies out to you ASAP.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be coming to theaters everywhere on December 14th. I can't wait!

Thanks again to all of you who entered the giveaway. I love all of you über-nerds. ;-)