The Searching for the Hobbit website has posted up some videoclips including an interview with publishers Harper Collins – they estimate how many copies of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ have been sold, and the figure might surprise you. Another clip shows a closeup of a special edition of the trilogy -signed by the film actors! The auctioneer who handles the copy wouldn’t like to guess what that will be worth one day.

Anyone who hasn’t checked out the MP3 of Flowinglass doing their version of that song that proved the Hobbits’ downfall in Bree, have a listen and see if you agree with me …that’s EXACTLY the way I’d imagined it!
“There is an inn, a merry old inn,
Beneath an old grey hill…”

The Message-Board got some amazing and surprising stories in response to the question ‘How has reading Tolkien affected your life?’