Friday, October 12, 2012

Get Ready for the Hobbit Group Read!

I'm going to take a wild guess and suppose that most of you have heard about a certain movie coming out this winter.

You know...

This one?

But since you are visiting us here at the Enchanted Inkpot I am also going to guess that you know something else came first.

Cover of the Hobbit, by J R R Tolkien, featuring a watercolor image of trees and a river with barrels floating down it

So, to celebrate the upcoming release of The Hobbit (Part I), we're planning a week-long Group Read of the original novel by J. R. R. Tolkien! And we want you to join us! Share your love of favorite scenes, burning questions, critical comments, or fangirl/fanboy joy.

On Monday, November 12th, Erin Cashman will start us off with a summary and discussion of chapters 1-4: An Unexpected Party, Roast Mutton, A Short Rest, and Over Hill And Under Hill.

On Tuesday, November 13th, Ellen Booraem will cover chapters 5-8: Riddles in the Dark, Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire, Queer Lodgings and Flies and Spiders

On Wednesday November 14th, Anne Nesbet will cover chapters 9-12: Barrels Out of Bond, A Warm Welcome, On the Doorstep, and Inside Information

On Thursday November 15th, Tricia Hoover will cover chapters 13-16: Not At Home, Fire and Water, The Gathering of the Clouds and A Thief in the Night

And finally, on Friday November 16th, Pippa Bayliss will bring the discussion to a close, covering chapters 17-19: The Clouds Burst, The Return Journey, and The Last Stage

So go dig out your copies now and start reading, so you can join us to discuss one of the great classics of fantasy: The Hobbit!

Deva Fagan is the author of Fortune’s Folly, The Magical Misadventures of Prunella Bogthistle and Circus Galacticus. She lives in Maine with her husband and her dog. When she’s not writing she spends her time reading, doing geometry, and drinking copious amounts of tea. Visit her at


  1. Ooh, I can't wait to re-read The Hobbit with the Inkies and readers of the blog! This is such a fun idea. Sure to stir up some interesting discussions!

  2. What a fantastic idea! I'm digging my copy out as we speak! Thanks!

  3. Such a great idea! I love it!


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