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So I was sitting at my desk at work on Wednesday past, and an email appeared. I had a package waiting for me in the mailroom. Puzzled, I wracked my brain to figure out what it might be; all of my Amazon and Goulet Pens packages had arrived. What was I forgetting?

Turns out I was forgetting an order I had placed with Amazon at the end of October for two Moleskine Hobbit notebooks. The original shipping estimate was Dec 10 but they shipped early!

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I ordered a ruled burgundy notebook (pictured at top) and a plain brown notebook (still in the wrapping; sorry for the glare!)

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Inside front cover; Smaug with his long tail.

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Lovely inscription section. Reminds me of how Tolkien signed some of his letters.

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Standard Moleskine ruled pages.

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Both notebooks have the same brown bookmark.

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Thor’s Map, one side of the map included in the back pocket.

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Flip Thor’s Map over to find the Wilderland map.

I couldn’t photograph the metallic engraving detail on the cover of each; click here to view better photos on the Moleskine site. You can order them from Amazon here; shown above are the Large versions.

I’m thrilled with my notebooks. I have been a Tolkien fan since I first read The Hobbit over 20 years ago. I have a copy of every book Tolkien published, and many books discussing his influence on literature. Very excited about the upcoming film!