It's no secret that we are über-nerds here at my house. Serious über-nerds.
When the kids were all little, I used to love to read aloud to them. They always preferred for me to read to them because "Mom does the voices." (But that's not important right now.)
And because we have homeschooled for years, we all spent a lot of time reading and enjoying books together.
When I was a senior in high school (en el año de la pera), J.R.R. Tolkien had just passed away. Suddenly bookstores everywhere were carrying The Hobbit and the Lord of the Ring Trilogy. It was then that I was exposed to the charming world of Hobbits and Hobbitlore.
Needless to say, I fell in love. To this day, we still celebrate Bilbo Baggins' birthday (September 22nd) and The Day the Ring was Destroyed (March 25th). See here and here. Did I mention we were serious über-nerds?
How delighted was I when Warner Brothers contacted me about helping to promote the new film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, to MBFCF readers? (The correct answer is "über-delighted.")
Did you know that on December 14, 2012, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be hitting theatres? (Thank you, God, Peter Jackson, and Warner Bros.!)
Directed by Peter Jackson, based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and adapted for the screen by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro. It promises to be every Tolkien über-nerd's dream.
Doesn't this just look über-nerdily delicious? Yes. Yes, it does.
THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY / “THE HOBBIT BOOK” FAMILY GIVEAWAY
I'm excited to host the following giveaway. One lucky reader of this blog will receive the following The Hobbit Grand Prize:
The grand prize includes the following (as pictured above):
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Poster
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Hobbit Book
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2”X7” Double-Sided Book Mark
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Tattoo Booklet with 17 Tattoo Sheets
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 12”X12” Wall Calendar
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2.25” Button
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Youth Map T-Shirt
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Gandalf’s Hat
- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Hollywood Movie Money - Admission for 2. Hollywood Movie Money is a free admission voucher to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, redeemable nation wide starting 12/15/12 through Thurs., 01/10/12 in any theater excluding AMC Theaters..
To enter this fabulous grand prize giveaway, please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win this entire gift package, please answer one or both of the following questions:
- Count and submit the number of Dwarves you see on this The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey poster you see above.
- Are you a Tolkien fan?
Only U.S. entries, please. I'll choose a winner on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 at 11 am.