Monday, December 02, 2013

Seven notable fictional shopaholics

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Rebecca Jane Stokes tagged seven of her favorite fictional shopaholics, including:
Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)

As my fellow Barnes and Noble blogger Joel Cunningham points out, when it comes to all things gold and shiny, Bilbo’s got a serious addiction. After all, if his eye hadn’t chanced upon the goblet he HAD to have, Bilbo could’ve gotten the heck out of Dodge, and ne’er a Smaug would have been woken. Pity the shopper.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Hobbit appears on Derek Landy's top ten list of villains in children's books and John Mullan's lists of ten of the best beards in literature and ten of the best riddles in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue