But there's another reason I'm also quite happy it's finally a major motion picture. And that's because as sure as I'm sitting at this desk typing away, I know there will be kids wanting to read even more because of the film, thus inspiring a whole new generations of readers. Pardon the unjust-comparison if you will, but I call this the "Potter Effect", although the target reader may be slightly older than the beginning H.P. reader. I also think this trend is catching on in schools because at my son's middle-school, he and his classmates are being introduced to middle-earth and are presently reading THE HOBBIT.
Don't you love it when teachers are able to link popular culture and literature?
|Ready to inspire a new generation of readers!|
Well, we could try doing these things~
1)Dance! While away the hours waiting and burn some calories galloping and boogey-ing along with your favorite wizard. Psy who? Gandalf's style is waaay cooler.
2)Challenge Gollum in a contest of riddles just like Bilbo Baggins did! Link to this recently- launched app by Warner Bros called,
3)Catch up on the latest happenings in middle-earth fandom on this site: The Hobbit Blog
4)Dress up as a wizard or hobbit for Halloween!
Good costume ideas:
|Wear a pointy hat and be a kick-butt wizard!|
or be a Hobbit!
But please... don't forget Hobbit feet. This kid above forgot the feet and I'm deducting one piece of
candy for this infraction.
|A must-have! Hobbit feet!|
But maaaybe don't wear this costume below.
Unless you enjoy people screaming and running
away from you.
|Typical reaction to an Orc.|