Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day! What is this day, you ask? September 22nd is the fictional birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the hobbit protagonists of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively. The holiday was first established in 1978 by the American Tolkien Society.

If you’ve followed this blog for a fair amount of time, you’re likely well aware that The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are arguably my favorite books ever. (I know. A bold statement to make.) I started reading them when I was in fifth grade and have reread them all countless times since then. I adore their charming wit, their captivating sense of adventure, and the familiar nostalgia they fill me with whenever I flip through their pages again.

In honor of Hobbit Day, I’d like to share some Tolkien-y book photos!

Hope you have a great Hobbit Day! What’s your favorite Tolkien character, book, setting, etc.? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

29 responses to “Happy Hobbit Day!”

  1. I love the photos! LOTR is my favorite book too, so I’m celebrating Hobbit Day with my friends by eating second breakfast together!

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    1. Ahhh that’s so cute!! Thank you 💜

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  2. The Lord of the Rings is my favorite book! If I absolutely had to pick a favorite setting, it would probably be Rohan or Lothlorien. Or Rivendell. Not Hobbiton, actually. I just started a rereading project on my own blog and have discovered that hobbits are way more gossipy than I ever realized.

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    1. Hahaha that’s a great distinction that I never thought about—hobbits do seem to love gossip!

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  3. Didn’t know they had a day xD lock everybody celebrates Harry Potter’s birthday and the start of classes at Hogwarts haha but this is cool to know.
    I really like your pictures! But I am not sure if you travel around with the books or you just live in those beautiful places hehe

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    1. Thank you! I studied abroad in Oxford, England, which is where I took most of these photos. It was such a beautiful place to photograph books!

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      1. It is a beautiful place… period haha OMG what did you study there? that is like a dream! :3

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  4. Great post, Holly! The LOTR is arguably my favorite book ever as well, and I love Tolkien’s universe so much. Happy Hobbit Day! ❤

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    1. Thank you!! Glad you also love LOTR 💜

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  5. Ooooh I love the picture you have of The Hobbit with the firework sparks in the foreground! 😯 And my second favorite is the one of you in the bookstore pointing to the copy of Lord of the Rings — I feel like that perfectly captures my excitement and expression every time I walk into a bookstore. 😋 Happy Hobbit Day to you, too!

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    1. Thank you!! Taking photos of LOTR is always so much fun, and it helps that these are such gorgeous editions ❤

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  6. Awww your pictures are fantastic, I love them so much! ❤ ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Marie! ❤

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  7. Happy Hobbit Day! Those are such beautiful pictures! Makes me want to dive back into the world of middle-earth!

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! I’m always ready for a trip back to middle-earth 🙂

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  8. […] 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 […]

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  9. I never understood why hobbits get more attention than dwarves.

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    1. Oooh true–dwarves definitely deserve more attention! They’re so interesting.

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  11. I love that theyre virgos.💜

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