Category Archives: Characters

Happy Hobbit Day!

The entire Shire is buzzing today, because it’s Hobbit Day! Not only that, but two lovely Hobbiton residents celebrate their birthday today.

I am of course referring to Messrs. Bilbo & Frodo Baggins, the uncle and nephew duo from Bag End who are entirely too adventurous for their own good.

Of course it’s been a while since Bilbo’s eleventy-first and Frodo’s thirty-third birthday. But that doesn’t stop me from decorating the Party Tree, gathering the entire Shire for the party – possibly with the exception of the Sackville-Bagginses, of course –  and bringing out keg after keg of Southfarting Ale from the Green Dragon.

Here’s a reminder of how hobbits celebrate:

Happy birthday, Bilbo & Frodo, my dear Bagginses!

Frodo (Elijah Wood) and older Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) at the birthday party in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Frodo (Elijah Wood) and older Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm) at the birthday party in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books That Celebrate Diversity / Diverse Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is the brainchild of The Broke & the Bookish. Every Tuesday, we compile a list of our literary Top 10, and then add it to the blog hop.

This week is all about the Top 10 Books That Celebrate Diversity / Diverse Characters, whether they are culturally diverse, LGBGTQ+, disabled, or of colour.

The definition of “diverse” for the purpose of this post is that of the WNDB: We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.”