Gifting Books Christmas hop was organized by Reading Romances!
The absolutely most special book that I ever received, hands down, was J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. I was in the third grade, so I was either 8 or 9 years old at the time. While The Hobbit isn’t exactly a romance, I will say that the boy who loaned it to me was the older brother of one of my best friends, and I did have kind of a crush on him at the time.
Back to The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey changed my life. I fell in love with fantasy because of that story. I didn’t read Narnia until after I finished the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. And although I think I read Lloyd Alexander’s awesome Prydain Chronicles at about the same time as LOTR, and that does have a romance in it. But I know I checked those out of the library.
The Hobbit was a gift. It was the gift that has kept on giving throughout my life, because fantasy led me to science fiction, and from there to sf fandom, and to a lot of wonderful friends and adventures.
But the Gifting Books Christmas Hop was supposed to be about giving a romance book for Christmas. On the other hand, my husband and I have a holiday tradition. We tell each other what we want, and then, that’s what we get.
So the winner at Reading Reality will get their choice of prizes. I do want to share my love of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. So if you want a paperback copy of The Hobbit or any one of the parts of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, or The Return of the King), I will be happy to send the winner their choice, US or internationally, to anywhere the Book Depository ships. Or in ebook if you prefer.
If the winner would prefer a $10 Amazon gift card, it’s the winner’s choice of present.
What you can win here:
Winner’s choice of paperback or ebook copy of The Hobbit or The Fellowship of the Ring or The Two Towers or The Return of the King
$10 Amazon Gift Card
Number of winners: 1
Open to (INT, US or US/CAN): INT
How to enter:
There are LOTS of blogs participating in this hop. So hop on over to the other participants and see what gift books everyone is gifting this Holiday season!