What Are They Reading? Gandalf edition

First off, Gandalf exists.  Somewhere in an alternate universe.  This is true because of the multiverse theory and since he does exist somewhere he likely has a library.  Why wouldn’t he?  He is Gandalf.  So I’m introducing a new feature to this blog – What Are They Reading?  A feature that takes a look at what books our favourite characters are reading or have read.  Basically, a look at what’s on their bookshelves.


Let’s take a look at some of Gandalf’s well read books:

A New Human

‘Hobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.”

Based on Gandalf’s comment above, it totally makes sense for him to find out as much as can about the existence of Hobbits.  I imagine there are many dog-eared pages in this book.  It’s the discovery of the ages – 3 feet tall human beings?   Homo floresiensis – or Hobbit if you will – was discovered in Indonesia by an archeologist.  Is that where Hobbiton actually originates?


How the Hippies Saved Physics

Gandalf is the king hippy – all about nature, smoking weed, spouting words filled with wisdom, love and kookiness.  A book about physics from a mystic and spiritual aspect is right at home on Gandalf’s shelf.  Can’t wait to borrow it from him

.hippies saved physics

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Gandalf has to save everyone’s ass; from hobbits to dwarves to Middle-earth.  Can you image the crap that crowds his mind?  He needs help separating the big stuff from the small stuff.

don't sweat the small stuff

The Unofficial Middle-earth Monster’s Guide

Don’t let the title mislead you – this is written from the point of view of the bad guys in Middle-earth.  If Gandalf is to stay one step ahead of the bad guys – he needs to know what they are thinking.


Join us next week when we discover what books are on Frodo’s bookshelf.


About Geeky Book Snob

Learning stuff since birth. Happy introvert who likes socializing when she's not busy being an introvert who likes to read.

Posted on March 23, 2014, in What are They Reading? and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Wow! I absolutely love this! I’m definitely sharing this on facebook 🙂

  2. I love this! Can’t wait to see what Frodo is reading!!

  3. Great blog! Hope you can check out mine cicily17@wordpress.com. It brings 19th century literary characters like Jane Eyre and Alice in Wonderland into the modern world.

  4. Ah how interesting!!! Cant wait to see what you come up with for Frodo!

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