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The Accidental Book Club of Bag End   by Grey Wonderer 18 Review(s)
Celeste Lucretia BlackReviewed Chapter: 1 on 5/15/2021
This was enjoyable

Kelsin79Reviewed Chapter: 1 on 3/12/2015
O.M.G!!! I just happened to check your page and saw that you wrote another story!! I thought you stopped writing! I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you are still writing! I hope and pray that there is more to come. You are truly gifted and I could read your Hobbit stories forever! :)

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I appreciate your comments and I am so sorry for not responding sooner. I had an email problem and somehow failed to get any notifications. It wasn't anything on SOA's part, just my silly email but it gas been corrected now and so I wanted to tell you how happy your review made me. I don't write often anymore as the plot bunnies all seem to have hopped away to greener gardens, but it is very nice to be missed. Thank you taking the time to review and again, my apologies for this late response. People who review deserve better.

KarriReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/11/2015
Very entertaining!

Author Reply: Thank you, and so sorry for the slow response. I had email issues and didn't get any notifications for a while. Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

EverlightReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/4/2015
What a great little story! Loved Pippin's perspective of counting the drinks and Merry's upset over the book being changed. I am most definitely sided with Merry on this one; but great to get the other perspectives.

If you ask me, they should never had been allowed in the same room, Merry said showing his distaste. :D I just love your Merry!

Oblib's name through me for a bit before I realized that it was Bilbo backwards. Nice job with the names, gave me quite the laugh! And Sam was perfect, just perfect. =)

It's great to see you back. I have been a fan of your stories since I found them last year. You have a great ear for dialog and humor.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for this lovely review. Usually I respond much quicker to the nice people who take time to comment but I had email issues and did not get any of my notifications for a while. So sorry that I didn't respond sooner. I'm very pleased that enjoy my version of Merry. Somehow when I write it is usually his voice that I hear strongest.
Thank you again for your kind words and for reviewing. If I have failed to respond to other comments you have left, my sincere apologies. I think people who review deserve a response. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Raksha The DemonReviewed Chapter: 1 on 1/4/2015
You had me ROFLing at the name Armulus. And then Token!

And I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of it. Loved the differences between the hobbits' reactions. Very well done!

Author Reply: Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Sorry I am slow in responding to your lovely comment but I had email issues and didn't get any notifications for a while. Thank you again.

poppymuddyfootReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/30/2014
Oh, I like this way to reconcile the differences. Very well done. Your stories always make me smile. I'm very glad you published this one. Thank you.

Author Reply: Thank you for that lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Thank you for reading. I love knowing how people felt about the story.

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/29/2014
LOL!!!

That was great! I agree with Dreamflower that already "the patented GW dialogue" was worth reading the story.

And the names! Too funny! I especially like "Bored the Bowman" and "Milkweed".

So, each hobbit has a different opinion about the new book. I can understand all of them, but personally I find myself somewhere between Merry and Pippin ;-)

These folks, Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens, they took the book and changed it in an effort to give it wider appeal.

I bet one of them is an Elf, Merry said in a grumpy tone.


Yes, definitely!

Author Reply: Thank you so much! I really appreciate the review since this is the only thing I've written all year. It's encouraging to hear from people and to know that some of them liked this. The names were fun to come up with. Milkweed was one of my favorites too. lol
I was glad to have enough hobbits to be able to give most points of view. I'm more like Merry but I still enjoyed the third film largely due to the amazing acting. Martin Freeman was perfect all the way through the film. When you see it, I think you'll be impressed by that too even if the film doesn't do it for you.

Thank you again and it's great hear from you. I love it when someone I used to see on here is *still* around. So many aren't.

curiouswombatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/28/2014
Hee! I like it! and I'm with Pippin, there's always room for a second take on things :)

Author Reply: I'm very glad you liked it. I tried to show both opinions on things. I figured if anyone would enjoy a new version of a classic it would be Pippin. : )

Garnet TookReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/28/2014
This was a good little story. I think I fall mainly in Sam and Pippin's camp. I can definitley appreciate Merry's point of view though. I liked the movies but they just didn't have the impact for me that the book did. I came to tolerate certain character and really like some others. I felt let down that the deaths of some characters didn't affect me at all when I really liked them both in the book and the movie.

Thanks for sharing this with us and we want to see more from you again. You're one of the authors I miss seeing around here.

Author Reply: Thank you so much for the review and the encouragement. It's very nice to know I've been missed. Thank you for that.
I am glad there are four hobbits. It makes it easy to show both sides of things. I'm glad some of it reflected your feelings. I figured Sam would like a bit of romance. After all, he did have 13 children. : )

DreamflowerReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/27/2014
Ive had too much ale this Yule, Merry sighed.

As you do every Yule, Meriadoc, Pippin yawned, stretching out on the sofa and closing his eyes.

No, I believe I've had more than usual Id say, Merry said thoughtfully. He peered at the book in his hands and frowned.

I lost count of your consumption this year so I dare not comment, Pippin said. And, as there were, and still are, a great many hobbits about, all of whom have likely had too much ale, I doubt you can put a number to it.

You were counting? Merry asked looking up from the book for a moment.

I always do in the beginning. Then things become slightly hazy and I begin to question myself. Was that number six or number nine, I say to myself. Those two always put me to some bother as upside down its one of them and right side up its the other, so usually I lose count at six, Pippin said. Of course, if I make it past six, then I tend to lose it at nine.

No, I was meaning to ask, why were you counting my ales? Merry said, more directly. You had to be direct with Pippin or you got such nonsense as that information about the sixes and nines.

I always do, Pippin repeated raising up on the sofa, seemingly wide awake now when only just moments before he had looked about ready to drift off.

You make it a habit to count the number of ales that I have and you do this for what purpose? Merry asked looking slightly annoyed. Even my mum doesnt count my drinks. Why would you?

So I can see how many I should have, Pippin said as if this made perfect sense.

So, you decide how many drinks you should have by counting mine?

I do. I think its very practical of me. It might be one of the few practical things I do.

How, by any stretch of the imagination, is this a matter of practicality? Merry asked now more curious than annoyed.

Well, normally I come to these Yule events with you, so I like for one of us to be able to find our way home again. If I count your drinks, then I can determine if you will be able to get us home again or back to where ever we might be staying. If youve had too much then I know that the task will fall to me, Pippin smiled. If its my duty to see us home, then I try not to have more than is prudent.


Pippin as Designated Walker. *snerk* If that patented GW dialogue had been the only part of the story, it would have been enough for me! But you still had more up your sleeve!

The Adventures of Oblib; ohmigosh, that's too funny! Poor Merry!

I love the way each of the characters react: Merry indignant at the changes to something he likes the way it is; Pippin liking the extra adventure, and Sam the happily married enjoying the romance; while Frodo the scholar knows the whole history behind this mysterious second edition, LOL!

And the names were hilarious--I especially liked "Token"! *grin*

I'm so glad your Muse came back! I hope it doesn't take another long vacation, because the world NEEDS more GW hobbits!

((((((((hugs and hugs and hugs and hugs)))))))))))))


Author Reply: When I get a *snerk* from you then I know I'm on the right track. lol
So glad you enjoyed it. I don't know if the world really needs more of my hobbits but if the muse sticks around then, there will be more.
I had fun with the names. I wanted people to know who was who but it was fun playing with it all. I stuck Bergil into this one because Jackson's inclusion of a young lad in The Hobbit when he'd left poor Bergil out of the LOTR films struck me as kind of funny. As to Token, well, I think that one explains itself. lol
I did try to show all opinions in this and thankful there were enough hobbits to do the job.
Thanks so much for the lovely review. It's encouraging that people will still read this kind of stuff from me.

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