Teaser Tuesday: Dancing Smoke

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jenn of Books and a Beat. Participating is simple: crack open your current read to a random page, share a few consecutive (spoiler-free) “teaser” sentences to give your readers a taste, and reveal the book so they can add it to their TBR shelf if it piques their interest!

This week’s featured teaser comes from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

‘Bless me! this is a splendid place for smoke-rings!’ Indeed for a long time they could get nothing more out of him, he was so busy sending smoke-rings dodging round the pillars of the hall, changing them into all sorts of different shapes and colours, and setting them at last chasing one another out of the hole in the roof. They must have looked very queer from outside, popping out into the air one after another, green, blue, red, silver-grey, yellow, white; big ones, little ones; little ones dodging through big ones and joining into figure-eights, and going off like a flock of birds into the distance.

Gandalf is one of my all-time favorite characters, and it is always enjoyable to read a scene where he is able to relax a spell from saving the world, savor some good food and good company, and blow some of his famous mystical smoke rings!

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