Archive for December, 2012

New Deadline For The Hobbit

Hi everyone,

First of all, I want to apologize for not having more discussion questions up. Things have been crazy for me with the holiday season and family obligations and the like, so I’m afraid I’ve been grossly neglecting The Hobbit. So, I’ve decided to extend the deadline for The Hobbit until January 5th because I’m shamelessly buying myself more time to finish up the book and come up with discussion questions. In the meantime, if any of you have finished the book, feel free to discuss it anyway, and if you have any questions to come up with for the discussion, by all means share them either in the discussion itself, or email them to three.nerdss@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to add them to the appropriate section. Thank you all for your patience. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and that you have a lovely New Year’s. I apologize again for neglecting the discussion this month.

~Isis

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Hello, Dear Followers!

I’ve recently come into some extra money and I plan on buying books! Lots and lots of books. So the question I pose today is: 

What do you think I should read?

As far as preferences go, I tend to stay away from Young Adult books and I enjoy reading just about every genre. What books are your favorites? 

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Hi everyone!

I hope you’re having an amazing holiday season! I’m sorry the book club has been a little quiet lately. Scatty had final exams and now she’s off on an adventure in Peru until January. Isis has been a bit busy with a recent move as well as getting her scheduling together for school. And I…well, I have been extremely busy working during the holiday season dealing with crazy/hot headed/rude customers as well as busting my butt trying to make sure that I have everything ready for the holidays. Multiple families to visit 🙂

We’re sincerely sorry that we haven’t been up to date with all of you; but we promise that things will be better once January hits. And I’m sure all of you have been busy as well with your families. We wish you the best!

Happy Readings, and happy holidays (whichever one you choose to celebrate!)!

~Hecate

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Holiday Cheer Last Call!!

Hey everyone!

 

Three Nerds and a Book Club has teamed up with fellow awesome book club Bookbenders in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange! Of course it wouldn’t be ridiculously expensive (we are recommending a $5 limit), and we’d be okay with home made gifts. And since this is basically a book blog, we recommend book/fandom related gifts. We just wanted to see if it was a fun thing that could bring us together as a community.

I’ve started the gift exchange page, and it can be found here. Don’t forget, the deadline to sign up is December 12, 2012. Names will be automatically drawn on December 13. So what are you waiting for? Sign up!!

 

Happy Readings!

~Hecate

 

 

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There are three divisions of hobbits in Tolkien’s world.

  • Harfoots: The Harfoots were the most numerous group of Hobbits and also the first to enter Eriador. They were the smallest in stature of all hobbits. They had closer relations with Dwarves than did other Hobbits. Tolkien coined the term as analogous to “hairfoot”.
  • Fallohides: The Fallohides were the least numerous group and the second group to enter Eriador. They were generally fair-haired and tall (for Hobbits). They were often found leading other clans of Hobbits as they were more adventurous than the other races. They preferred the forests and had links with the Elves. Tolkien created the name from the archaic meanings of English words “fallow” and “hide”, meaning “pale skin”.
  • Stoors: The Stoors were the second most numerous group of Hobbits and the last to enter Eriador. They were broader than other Hobbits. They mostly dwelt beside rivers and were the only Hobbits to use boats and swim. Males were able to grow beards. Tolkien says they were “less shy of Men”. Sméagol and Déagol were apparently either Hobbits of Stoorish descent or else close relatives of the breed. Tolkien used an archaic English word stor or stoor “strong”.

Source: Wikipedia

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Hey everyone!

Three Nerds and a Book Club has teamed up with fellow awesome book club Bookbenders in a Secret Santa Gift Exchange! Of course it wouldn’t be ridiculously expensive (we are recommending a $5 limit), and we’d be okay with home made gifts. And since this is basically a book blog, we recommend book/fandom related gifts. We just wanted to see if it was a fun thing that could bring us together as a community.

I’ve started the gift exchange page, and it can be found here. Don’t forget, the deadline to sign up is December 12, 2012.

While I’m here, just a friendly reminder to discuss The Handmaid’s Tale before getting too involved in The Hobbit. 

Happy Readings!

~Hecate

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Hi everyone,

Just an announcement to let you guys know that the Three Nerds have spread out across the web! We now have a twitter and a tumblr so you can keep track of us there. The twitter will be the source of our community announcements from now on, and the tumblr will have book-related things that don’t necessarily have anything to do with what our monthly book is. So come check us out, and if you’re on either (or both!) twitter and tumblr, be sure to follow! 🙂

~Isis

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