Hobbit Blogfest & Cover Reveal

What better way to celebrate An Unexpected Journey coming to the big screen than with a Hobbit Blogfest, hosted by Tyrean Martinson and M. Pax? Here are my answers to these very hobbitty questions:

What is your favorite hobbit characteristic/or the one that you think closely resembles you . . .?

Hairy feet.  Just kidding!! Blech! I like to think that I have the loyalty of Samwise Gamgee.

If you could choose between a scrumptious second breakfast and a perilous unexpected journey – which would you prefer?

I'm getting better at it, but I'm still not comfortable with anything unexpected, so I'll take that second breakfast, please. 

Have you ever left behind something on a journey (expected or unexpected) and wished you could have it over and over again? (a pocket handkerchief?)

Oh yes. I still occasionally think about the camera I left behind in a Denny's during a family trip out west. We must've been pretty far away by the time I realized, because my Dad would not turn the station wagon around to retrieve it. It wasn't so much the camera that I longed for, but rather the black vinyl case decorated with a single pink puffy pony sticker---it had googly eyes and everything. 

What is your Favorite part or quote from the book that you hope will be in the movie?

Confession time: I don't actually remember any details of the book. I haven't read it since the 5th grade and yet I always cite The Hobbit as one of my favorite stories from childhood (right next to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe). That's because I remember the absolute awe it evoked in me and how whenever I was away from the story, I couldn't wait to dive back in. So this is the perfect situation---I get to have my inner hobbit reawakened without being disappointed by any possible deviations from canon. 


And now for a cover reveal for a brand new series to immerse in...

Free Souls by Susan Kaye Quinn
(Book Three of the Mindjack Trilogy)
Now Available!
When your mind is a weapon, freedom comes at a price.
Congratulations to Susan on completing this very successful series of unique YA Paranormal reads. As you see by all the book cover below, she's been a busy lady. Visit Susan's website to learn more about the series and see the great reviews she's been getting---you can also ENTER TO WIN one of FIVE ecopies of the Mindjack Origins Collection.
All Mindjack stories available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and iTunes (Note Free Souls is not yet available on iTunes)

Thanks for including me in your reveal, Susan, and thanks Mary & Tyrean for the fun fest! So when will you be seeing the movie?  I've already got my tickets for Sunday in the IMAX!  I typically don't brave opening weekends, but when my favorite hobbit enthusiast happens to be my 15-year-old son and he actually wants to see the movie with his mom---in public!---I'm not going to make him wait.

More Hobbit Blogfesters:


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Second breakfast for me as well!
Congratulations to Susan.

Tonja said...

I would turn the car around for googly eyes.

M Pax said...

I'm bad with unexpected, too.

I had a hard time remembers specifics, too, but I do remember loving the shire. I can still see Bilbo sitting in his chair.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Second person I've read today who lost a camera. Ouch!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love that you really missed the googly eyes on the case!
And my kids were super excited about seeing a midnight showing last night . .. so we actually went with a bunch of friends and had a blast . . .although I will say that getting home at 3 a.m. has it's downside to it as well. I'm more hobbit-like in the evenings than in the mornings.
Have fun at the IMAX showing!

Simon Kewin said...

Can't wait to see the film myself - hope it awakens all your memories. Thanks for the answers!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Now I have a vision of a hobbit and a load of dwarves going on a quest in a station wagon. The film would certainly be less lengthy.

Janie Junebug said...

I love your hobbity answers, and I, too, will take second breakfast, please. That is why my butt is so big.


Gwen Gardner said...

Awww, did you call the restaurant? Cos that's just sad. Great answers!

Tara Tyler said...

i need a samwise friend! i'd be sad to lose such a precious treasure too! yay for station wagon memories!

Elsie The Writer said...

I loved these answers. I'm so sorry you lost your camera at Denny's. Poor pony sticker!

Deniz Bevan said...

I love The Rats of NIMH and The Lion... too!

Congratulations to Susan!