The rock group Meat Puppets has a song that is pretty much the epitome of comfy hobbit life in the Shire. Continue reading “Songs for Every Book: Hobbits and Meat Puppets”
It’s Hobbit Day! I stumbled upon this fact thanks to Holly’s blog over at The Nut Free Nerd, so I thought what better way to celebrate than with our beloved Bilbo Baggins and some short but hobbit-y classical music?
Classical Music Stories is a series that connects music to your favorite books and characters. Since listening to classical music can be like hearing a story, imagining specific stories that match the music can make it that much more fun and accessible! Continue reading “Classical Music Stories: Bilbo Baggins and His Search for Adventure”
Madeline and Bilbo strike me as similar creatures in a way. They both have incredible spunk, are victorious in adventures, act out of courage, and are incredibly short. Here’s a more complete mapping of their similarities and Continue reading “Madeline VS. Bilbo Baggins: A Comparison”
It’s a tough call.
On the one hand, Gandalf has magic. On the other hand, Sherlock Holmes is a mastermind who understands situations and people better than anyone else. He might be able to outsmart Gandalf.
On yet another hand, Gandalf was able to see the big picture and notice the threat Saruman posed as well as Bilbo Baggins’s potential in the dwarves’ party, so perhaps he is Sherlock’s equal or better.
What do you think? Vote and share!
Hungarian Rock by György Ligeti
Imagine if Bilbo and the dwarves were robots.
Off they go on their adventure! As robots they can’t feel the hardships of inclement weather or food shortages, so they’re basically happy and oblivious for the entire length of their journey.
(3:01) Suddenly, they find Smaug and things grind to a screeching halt…the dwarves now mourn the deaths of Thorin, Fili and Kili.
Despite their overwhelming loss, the music ends on a somewhat happy note. After all, the hobbit and dwarves did fulfill their quest…albeit at a steep cost.
1) Being able to hire a hero (J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit)
2) Perpetual tea time (Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland)
3) Amateur sleuths choosing you as their companion (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes)
4) Mysterious strangers who have only one name (Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights) Continue reading “Top 8 Things From Books That I Wish Were Real”