A Tolkien Blog Party 2022 -- Kick-Off Post + Tag

It's party time!


Isn't it awesome that this is our TENTH year celebrating Tolkien together with this blog party?  I look forward to this event all year, so much so that I start collecting up prizes for the giveaway almost as soon as the current party ends!

Speaking of the giveaway, be sure to enter that here :-D

If you've never joined this party before, how this works is, everyone posts things on their own blogs that relate somehow to J. R. R. Tolkien or his creations.  We celebrate the author, the books, the world of Middle-earth, the movies, and so on!  You can use any of the official graphics in your posts -- you'll find all six of them in this post.

The only rules are that 1) your post must be related to Tolkien and his creations somehow, and 2) your post needs to be respectful and family-friendly.  This is a celebration, so please don't contribute any rants or whiny posts.  

I will be providing three games this year for you to play.  So pop back to my blog throughout the week to find new things!

If you don't know what to post, you can always fill out the tag, which you'll find below this handy link-up widget.  Enter each of your posts in the widget (including posts of tag answers) so we can all visit each other's blogs and share the Tolkien joy!


For the tag this year, I took one question from each of the previous nine tags, and then tossed the ever-popular "favorite quotation" onto the end, to make ten questions.

The Tag:

1. Who first introduced you to Middle Earth?  
2. Has your love of Middle-earth affected your life? 
3. Have you ever dressed up like a Tolkien character? 
4. What people in your real life would you want in your company if you had to take the ring to Mordor?
5. What Middle-earth location would you most like to visit? 
6. Are there any secondary characters you think deserve more attention? 
7. Would you rather attend Faramir's wedding or Samwise's wedding? 
8. How many books by J.R.R. Tolkien have you read? 
9. Are there any books about Middle-earth or Professor Tolkien (but not written by him) that you recommend? 
10. List up to ten of your favorite lines/quotations from the Middle-earth books and/or movies.

19 comments:

  1. Ten years of Tolkien! That's awesome :D

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    1. Katie, it's kind of surreal to think about, tbh :-)

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  2. Yay! And I already have my first post up!

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    1. Samantha, WOW! You are johnny-on-the-spot this year! Nice!

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  3. I've always enjoy these blog parties though I'm not a huge Tolkien fan. Thanks for hosting.

    Have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you, Lissa :-) I'm glad you enjoy them even though you're not necessarily a Tolkien devotee. I try to make them accessible to all levels of fans, whenever I can!

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  4. Yessss!

    I have one, possibly two posts planned for this week, not counting the giveaway. (Of course, this would be the one week I'm working all five days. :P But I'll make it work!)

    Really looking forward to this. And I appreciate your take on the tag questions this year, since I haven't participated in any of the previous tags (except the one from last year).

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    1. Eva, very cool! I see one of your posts is up, and it looks super cool.

      Also, I figured there were a goodly number of people who would like a shot at some of the older questions since they weren't participating back in the day. Including you!

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  5. My tag answers are up! Thanks for hosting this again; I look forward to it every year!

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    1. Thanks for joining, Bethani! So glad you enjoy this event :-D

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  6. Oh I'm so happy to remember to participate this time around. I needed no less than two reminders. My answers to your tag will post on Hobbit day proper. Thanks for hosting this fun!

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  7. I am so happy to get to participate in this (in some very poor way lol) for the first time this year! I've been reading the posts that have come out of it for years, but only recently started my own blog and am glad to toss my insubstantial stick on the fire. :) God bless you Hamlette! Thank you!
    --The Grim Writer

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    1. Welcome, Grim Writer! I'm so excited you're joining in for the first time! That is extra special :-)

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  8. I'm so happy to be back for another magnificent Tolkien blog party. It's amazing it's been ten years celebrating Tolkien already, I've been here for five of them counting this year, which has been delightful. It's wonderful to look forward to this party every year. Thank you so much for hosting it once more, Hamlette!

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    1. Rose, it's good to have you back :-) For the fifth time! Excellent!

      I will keep hosting this party until there's no interest in it. I honestly never expected it to keep going this long, but I'm so happy that it has! It brings me such joy to plan it. People keep telling me they look forward to it, and I keep believing them :-)

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