I swear a week ago I was almost caught up with writing reviews yet this morning I sit here making a list of the reviews I need to write on the books I have read since the readathon to present. The week lets just say – got away from me.
I did announce last Sunday that I was going to tackle The Hobbit on audio. I have no idea where that came from, add it to a list of random thoughts that plow through my head daily… I have started The Hobbit and have to smile as I am slowly taken back to Middle Earth, a place of many creatures and of course the Hobbits who are short and their feet are so big they are unable to wear shoes….
What I do not remember is all the singing and in the beginning of this audio – there is a LOT of singing. Take this scene from when Bilbo lets the dwarves, and Gandalf into his home the night before they leave on their adventure:
“Chip the glasses and crack the plates!
Blunt the knives and bend the forks!
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates-
Smash the bottles and burn the corks!
Cut the cloth and tread on the fat!
Pour the milk on the pantry floor!
Leave the bones on the bedroom mat!
Splash the wine on every door!
Dump the crocks in a boiling bawl;
Pound them up with a thumping pole;
And when you’ve finished, if any are whole,
Send them down the hall to roll !
That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates!
So, carefully! carefully with the plates!”
Anyway – when I opened my emails this morning I was pleased to see that I had a link to The Hobbit Video set for the upcoming movie. It was almost spooky to see the set that was used in some of the other movies being revived in anticipation of The Hobbit:
Ok so sitting here Friday morning I can tell you I am totally unprepared for this weekend. We are leaving town at 1:30 and I have to pick up food, pack, grab a couple of board games, movies, finish laundry, and I want to stop at one of the stores in town to see if I can find a super cute shirt to wear out tomorrow night. If you read yesterday mornings post you will see my weekend away plans).
SO – I can say I plan to be still around with the morning meanderings and if I can get it together here before I leave there will be the reviews too – I have not even reviewed and shared about our book club meeting this past Tuesday yet! Anyway – I am pulling out of Middle Earth for a while…. I have a few things to get done in regular Earth. 😉
Any other Hobbit/Lord Of The Rings/ Tolkien fans out there?
Hope everyone’s weekend is awesome!