Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gratitude is Catching

Beth Ravis, author of Across the Universe, is having a HUGE contest on her blog. You can earn the chance to win 19 YA books - many signed - and swag. All you have to do is create a post about one book that you are most grateful for.

What better way to usher in another Writer Wednesday? First, I'd like to thank Ava Jae because her post introduced me to this contest and Beth Ravis. Next, I'd like to share with you a little poem about my chosen book.

Second breakfasts, big hairy feet, & hearts too big for their small bodies.
A call to adventure, a curiosity unbound, and a courage unmeasured.
Dragons know the sting of his blade.
Dwarves know the depth of his spirit.
Many names, many faces from Bilbo to Frodo to Sam and more.
A precious book past from generation to generation,
Held more value than any one ring.

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien is the book that's held my heart for over two decades. The first book that captured my love of fantasy in its grasp and led me to read the next generation of hobbits over the course of three years. (I was only nine years old when I started the Lord of the Rings trilogy.) To this day, I cannot enter a bookstore without seeking its pages. I possess four different editions of Tolkien's books and if the Apocalypse happened tomorrow, they'd be stashed into my "go" bag.
Thank you so much to J. R. R. Tolkien for sharing these wondrous creatures with the world, and teaching us that “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
“The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet it is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: Small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.”

For more quotes by this brilliant author check out the collection at GoodReads or better yet, read the books. :D


  1. I love The Lord of the Rings. What a great choice as a favorite book. And that quote is wonderful. Very inspiring. Good luck with the contest!

  2. Oh man, couldn't agree more. Amazing story only made better by bigger than life characters.

  3. Great choice! I honestly don't know what I'd pick! There are so many books that have inspired me.