Saturday, September 22, 2018

Giveaway for the 2018 Tolkien Blog Party

YES!  Time to unveil this year's giveaway prizes! 

This year, I will give away NINE prizes.  Why nine?  Nine companions in the Fellowship of the Ring... nine Nazgul... 9x9=81, and it's the 81st anniversary of The Hobbit being released... why not nine prizes?

TWO winners will EACH receive a set of 6 Tolkien-themed bookmarks, as pictured above.

TWO winners will EACH receive a set of 4 Tolkien-themed stickers, as pictured above.

ONE winner will receive a bookmark that says "Not all those who wander are lost."

ONE winner will receive a tiny Hobbit-like door, perfect for a miniature garden or terrarium.

ONE winner will receive a NEW copy of The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien.

ONE winner will receive a Hobbit Hole spiral-bound notebook/journal.

ONE winner will receive a USED copy of Middle-Earth Puzzles by Tim Dedopulos.

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. I'm mailing these all myself, and most of them are small, so no matter where you live in this wide world, you are welcome to enter.

The main way to gain entries is to participate in the party, in other words, to copy the questions I posted here and answer them on your own blog, then add your post's link to the Mister Linky widget at the bottom of that official party kick-off post. But that isn't required! You can also earn entries by telling me your prize choices and by commenting elsewhere on my blog. I do my best to match winners with their choice of prizes, but that doesn't always work out -- that's why I ask for your top three choices.

This giveaway runs through the end of Friday, September 28. I will draw the winners on Saturday, September 29 and post the names of the winners that day, as well a notify them by email.

PLEASE make sure your information for the giveaway widget includes your current email address so that if you win a prize, you'll get the email informing you that you won! If you don't reply to my email by Saturday, October 6, I will choose another winner and award your prize to them instead.

Here's the widget:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to check back throughout the week to participate in the games and make new friends!


  1. Ooh, the prizes are even more lovely than last year's! I loved the stickers I won <3

    My favorite three prizes are the bookmarks, the miniature hobbit door, and the Middle-earth Puzzles book :)

  2. I'm not 'into' LOTR but these prizes are so shiny and beautiful I had to enter. (Is that okay?) The three prizes I would like to win are the notebook, the 'not all who wander' bookmark, and the set of six bookmarks. :)

    1. Eva, yup! It's okay. I'm not checking anyone's fandom creds here ;-)

  3. "Leave a comment on this post telling me what your three favorite prizes are."

    (1) A Hobbit Hole spiral-bound notebook/journal. (2) A bookmark that says "Not all those who wander are lost." (3) 6 Tolkien-themed bookmarks.

  4. I like the Hobbit Hole spiral-bound notebook/journal.
    The four Tolkien-themed stickers.
    And the Children of Hurin.

    I'm so excited for this "party"! I filled out the tag on my blog!

  5. Your Prizes are awesome! My order of preference would be: The Children of Hurin, The Tolkien Stickers, and the six bookmarks. :-)

  6. I absolutely love the Hobbit hole spiral-notebook, the book marks, and the stickers. :) What a fun party! By the way, my blog is private so you'll need to request permission to see the post if you wish to.

  7. Whoa... this is an EPIC giveaway!!! WOW!!! (Also, reeeally appreciate you making it worldwide. Like, thank you. :))

    My preferences are:
    -The Hobbit hole notebook ('cause notebooks are my one weakness)
    -Not all those who wander are lost bookmark
    -The 6 bookmarks... or the Middle Earth Puzzles. :P (They're all amazing!!)

    Also, just wanted to add that I'll be away next weekend on a camping trip, and won't get back until Monday (although that might be your Sunday...), so I won't be here to see who the winners are. Aaaand, I think you might have made a little mistake - the 30th of September is a Sunday, not a Saturday. :)

    1. Gabby A, you're welcome! And if you should happen to win, you'll have a week to answer my notification message.

      Good catch on the date! Thanks ;-) I'll fix it.

  8. Hmm, my comment from yesterday seems not to have saved. I apologize if this shows up twice... this is an Epic Giveaway!!!

    My preferences if I win would be The Hobbit Fairy Door, Children of Hurin, or the journal!

  9. Such good prizes.

    Love the notebook or the stickers.

  10. Wow... The Hobbit door or any of the bookmarks are my faves, but all of these are amazing prizes! Thank you so much for putting this together!

  11. What lovely prizes! If I won, my top three choices would be the notebook/journal, the bookmarks, or The Children of Hurin.

  12. Can I say all of them?? Lol, but the ones I absolutely would love to have are the stickers, all the bookmarks, and The Children of Hurin!


  13. You're so generous EVERY YEAR and I can't. Thank you! <3

    Here are my preferences:

    1) Tolkien stickers
    2) the Hobbit-hole notebook/journal
    3) the 6 bookmarks OR the 1 "not all those who wander" bookmark

    Also, it's the 81st anniversary of The Hobbit?? That's so cool! Love how you did that. :)

    1. Olivia, yes! The Hobbit was released on Sept. 21, one day before Bilbo & Frodo's birthday. I love that.

  14. Wow, these are amazing! They all look wonderful, but I have to say I would choose the puzzle book, the stickers, or the bookmarks...but they're all great.

    So lovely! :)

  15. OOooOOoooH prizes!!! :-D The ones I like best are all the bookmarks, the Hobbit-Hole door, and Middle-Earth puzzles book. I own the Children of Hurin book (actually two copies of it XP) or else I would choose that one because BOOKS!!! XD (I also like the FotR sticker. :-D)

  16. Hi we're June and Jose! This contest looks awesome. Our three favorite prizes are The stickers, the children of Hurin book, and the middle earth puzzles.

  17. Oh how wonderful! At times like this I wish I had a blog. I'd be very happy with any of the prizes (excluding Children of Hurin which I have already), but my top three are:
    1. Stickers
    2. Puzzle book
    3. Notebook or Bookmarks

  18. NINE prizes?! Very clever.

    Umm, Children of Hurin would be great because I haven't read it yet.
    Stickers are always a good idea.
    And the puzzle book sounds like fun. :D


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