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Lessons for a Young Hobbit  by Larner 47 Review(s)
LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/2/2011
Ah, I envy Frodo here. To sit at Bilbo's feet (or perhaps his elbow would be more appropriate) and absorb such knowledge.

To hear of Buckland, things he hadn't perhaps even imagined before. ...and he thought he knew Buckland...

Author Reply: It must have been quite the giddy experience for Frodo to study under Bilbo, and to have access to the books Bilbo borrowed from Elrond and all. And he is learning some things about his own land that he probably had not known before!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/2/2011
What fun!

(Read this aloud to one of the young hobbits and she squeaked in surprise and pleasure, in complete agreement with me, and Frodo, taking pleasure in books. Reminds me of my grandfather's library, my refuge and abode when we visited Grandma's house.)

What a lovely idea, an Advent calendar, with a snippet to look forward to every day!

Author Reply: I missed the There and Back Again community's prompts last year, so did my own, and have done so again this year. No counting this time--Frodo studying by the alphabet instead. Now--will my rather mad schedule allow me to continue? That is the question!

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/2/2011
B is for beautiful.

Author Reply: Thanks so, Harrowcat. And a well-filled bookshelf is indeed a thing of beauty.

harrowcatReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/2/2011
A is for adorable.

Author Reply: And of course young Frodo was adorable--had to be! Heh!

shireboundReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/2/2011
I love the smell and sight of books as much as Frodo. And I'm sure Bilbo feels equally blessed to have such an eager student.

Author Reply: As do I--or I wouldn't have as many as I do! I've had to buy houses to fit my personal library, as my husband and I used to do so to fit the bar he bought from his former brother-in-law. And Bilbo must have been challenged to keep up with Frodo's eagerness to learn.

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 2 on 12/2/2011
And B is for books! (Along with everything else I rambling-ly listed...) and Buckland! Hehe, of course! And Beleriand! Talk about glaring omissions...So is this Bag End (another B, lol) then?


Author Reply: Oh, yes, Bag End as well. Now, to get this posted elsewhere!

Kaylee ArafinwielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 12/2/2011
Well, that's certainly an eye-opener for Frodo, and no mistake! *grin* I can't wait to see what's next! Well, B, I expect, but anyway. *grin* Let's see...B is for Balrog, B is for Boromir (the descendant of Beor? the earlier Gondorian Steward?), B is for Barrow-downs...(*shudder*) Oh and of course, B is for Bilbo Baggins!! And Baranduin/Branda-nin/Brandywine River...and Blanco...and Bucca of the Marish and...okay, Kaylee, that's enough. *pokes self* hehe...

So where do you get the advent calendar prompts, or are you just making up your own?


Author Reply: The There and Back Again community used to provide Advent prompts, but didn't do so last year. So, I've come up with my own. It's always fun! And B was fun to think of a word for.

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