Back in June myself and a few HarperCollins Canada employees admitted something quite shameful. We’ve never read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
Are you ready to Read The Hobbit with us?
If you’ve never read The Hobbit this is the perfect opportunity! Or, if you’ve already read it, why not re-read it alongside us? This way we will all be prepared for when the movie hits the big screen this December.
Here’s a schedule of Read The Hobbit month:
August 13th to 19th: It’s time to START READING! Middle Earth, look out. We’re aiming to read Chapters 1 to 10 during this time period. (It’s okay to start earlier or later, just so long as you’re ready when it’s discussion time.)
August 19th: Shannon will reflect and discuss the first half of The Hobbit here on The Savvy Reader.
August 20th to 26th: It’s time to read the second half of the book, Chapters 10 to 19!
August 27th: Vikki will reflect on discuss the second half of The Hobbit here on The Savvy Reader.
August 27th to September 7th: It’ll be two weeks of Hobbit-related fun! We’ll be discussing the book in general, Tolkien, the movie, and we’ll have a few giveaways for the wonderful people who pledged to read The Hobbit with us. (Perhaps this edition will be up for grabs, or maybe this awesome collector’s item…)
So, are you in?
If so, let us know in the comments below, or tweet to us with the hashtag #ReadTheHobbit.
Here are our Read The Hobbit participants so far:
Darlene (+ kids!)
@mountie9 & her son
Can we add your name to the list? Let us know!
And, a special shout out to Jason (@J_Pratt15). He’s our in-house Hobbit expert and will be guiding us during Hobbit month.
Bonus: There will be plenty more Hobbit fun coming this Fall in preparation for the movie. This #ReadTheHobbit challenge is just the beginning!
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