Middle-Earth Fanfiction Awards

Sums, Showers, and Scones

Author: Dreamflower
Nominator: Dreamflower
2006 Award Category: Races: Hobbits: Pre-Quest

Story Type: Other Fiction : Length: Short Story
Rating: G -- Reason for Rating: N/A
Summary: The lads decide to make tea for Bilbo…

Reviewed by: Rhapsody -- Score: 4

Oh a recipe fic! I was hoping for that as I was reading the story. I love this short interlude where the halflings have their homework to do and ah I felt for Pippin, struggling with math and his own handwriting. What really stands out in this fic is the easy friendship between the hobbits and just like them, I was so curious how Bilbo would react to such a generous meal. I bookmarked the story for the recipe too, so maybe on a rainy afternoon…. A great vignette Dreamflower!

Reviewed by: Nancy Brooke -- Score: 3

This was a pretty little vignette. Each character took on his assigned role very well - Frodo always patient, Sam class-conscious and weather-wise, Merry jolly and practical, Pippin enthusiastic and mercurial - but showed us no more than their caricaturistic selves.

Reviewed by: Bodkin -- Score: 3

Such a sweet and peaceful afternoon. I'm glad the sudden shower brought Sam in from the garden - even if wearing Merry's shirt was not entirely proper! There's nothing like spending a wet afternoon in the kitchen.

Reviewed by: Marigold -- Score: 3

This is a really sweet vignette. I enjoy stories that show quiet times between these characters and this one certainly does not disappoint. While I liked the scene in which they made tea, I loved most of all the three cousins studying together; what a marvellous picture that conjures in my mind.

Reviewed by: Larner -- Score: 1

A sweet bit of fluff, complete with recipes.