LotR Reread: Over the Chasm and Through the Woods

Chapter V: The Bridge of Khazad-dum The fellowship has found out what happened to Balin and his people in Moria. They’re dead, killed by orcs and whatever evils are down here. Frodo remembers Balin’s long friendship with Bilbo, and how he came to visit them in the Shire long ago. It’s a sweet memory, and … Continue reading LotR Reread: Over the Chasm and Through the Woods

LotR Reread: Frodo Baggins and the Worst Birthday Gift Ever

“When Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.” Chapter One: A Long-Expected Party Thus begins The Lord of the Rings: with a party like in The Hobbit, only this party was a long-planned … Continue reading LotR Reread: Frodo Baggins and the Worst Birthday Gift Ever