|(All bookish photos taken by me for my Instagram account.)|
1. What Tolkien character do you think you're the most like?
Samwise Gamgee, though I also feel a great kinship to the movie version of Bard the Bowman.
2. What Tolkien character do you wish you were more like?
Hmm. Maybe Gandalf. I'd like to always arrive in the nick of time and have so much wisdom and experience.
3. What would your dream home in Middle-earth be like?
A nice house somewhere in Rohan with lots of green fields around for all our horses to gambol and roam. (Note: I do not own any horses in real life. But if I lived in Rohan, I would!)
4. You get to make a movie of the story of Beren and Luthien! Who do you cast as the leads?
I'm going to go with Henry Cavill and Elizabeth Debicki. Both are athletic and could pull off the Great Warrior vibe. They had great chemistry in their few scenes together in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. We already know Cavill looks great in fantasy armor, and I'm quite sure Debicki would as well. Now I really want this to be made so I can see her riding in to rescue him. Please?
5. Have you ever marathoned the LOTR or Hobbit movies?
Yup, my hubby & I marathoned the extended editions of all 3 LOTR movies in a single night back before we had kids. It was quite great. (Note: we worked third shift at the time and were quite used to staying up all night and sleeping all day.)
6. Do you have a favorite song or track from the movie soundtracks by Howard Shore?
"The Last Goodbye" sung by Billy Boyd at the end of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies album is currently my favorite.
7. Which of Tolkien's characters would you like to be best friends with?
I think maybe Faramir and Eowyn as a couple? They would be such cool people to be friends with.
8. Who of the people in your real life would you want in your company if you had to take the ring to Mordor?
My husband, my dad, DKoren, and several of our friends who are in the Marines and Army.
9. Have you read any of Tolkien's non-Middle-earth works?
Yup! I've read Roverandom, Mr. Bliss, Letters from Father Christmas, and "Smith of Wooten Major" and "Farmer Giles of Ham." Totally recommend all of them! (Note: those titles are linked to my reviews of them if you're curious to know more about any of them.)
10. Is there a book by Tolkien you haven't read yet, but want to?
I want to read his translation of Beowulf sometime. And several other things that I know are on my shelves, but can't remember the names of right now. And the Lost Tales. And the History of Middle Earth books.
My Tolkien Blog Party is drawing to an end, alas. Today is the last day you can enter my giveaway and play the two games (one and two), but you can still continue to contribute posts today and tomorrow! So if you haven't had a chance to join in, there's still time. (And, honestly, I'm not going to turn you away if you want to add a post to it a day or two "late." There are no hard and fast rules here for sharing posts -- this is a party, after all!)