Welcome, hobbits and humans, elves and dwarves, and all free peoples! Welcome to the ninth annual Tolkien Blog Party.
Nine is such a significant number in Lord of the Rings. There are nine companions in the fellowship of the Ring, nine Nazgul, and so on. I'm really excited that this event has been so long-lived! I look forward to hosting it every year. I collect up prizes for the giveaway for months. It's such a delight to share the love of Tolkien's storytelling with you, year after year!
Speaking of the giveaway, I posted that a couple minutes ago, so you can check out the prizes and enter it right here. It's open worldwide, as always!
I did something a little different with this year's tag, to reflect the theme of nine. Here it is:
1. Aragorn: Favorite Tolkien hero/heroine
2. Boromir: Favorite Tolkien character arc
3. Frodo: Favorite song or poem by Tolkien
4. Gandalf: Favorite wise Tolkien quotation
5. Gimli: A Middle-earth location you'd like to visit
6. Legolas: Favorite Middle-earth Weapon
7. Merry: Favorite way to celebrate Tolkien's stories
8. Pippin: Favorite funny Tolkien quotation
9. Samwise: A Middle-earth food you'd like to try
Just copy that to your own blog and answer it, then be sure to share a link to your post in the widget below.
Like last year, you are not limited to doing that tag, when it comes to participating in this party! You can contribute ANY Tolkien-related post, as long as it is new. (Please don't link to something you posted last year, for instance.)
Anything Tolkien-related is welcome -- it doesn't have to revolve around Middle-earth. You could review a book by or about Tolkien, share thoughts about the movies, list off your favorite Tolkien quotations, share your collection of LOTR merch, whatever! There's no sign-up sheet, just post what you want to and then share your post via this link-up:
Don't forget to add a button to your posts! I think these are my favorite buttons of any I've made for this event. Practice makes perfect? Anyway, be sure to link back to this post so your blog followers can come party with us.I'll be posting a couple of games over the course of this week, so be sure to check back for those! Especially since participating in them can gain you bonus entries in the giveaway.
Thank you for joining me to celebrate the inspirational storytelling of J. R. R. Tolkien. I hope you'll have fun, enjoy reading each others' posts, and maybe even make some new friends. I'm so glad you're here!