Top Ten Alternate Taglines for THE HOBBIT

A few weeks ago, we showed you the awesome “Second breakfast is the best breakfast” mugs from the even-awesomer folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and asked you to submit alternate taglines to THE HOBBIT to enter to win one. There were a TON of fantastic submissions. Here are our ten favorites–the writers of the top five won mugs for their entries.



Hey, I just met you… and this is crazy. I stole your precious, so call me maybe?–Derek Gowland

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire–Robert Floyd

The Ring, the Sting, and Dragon Bling–Rebecca Brodeur

An Enviro-Cautionary Tale of the Dangers of Smaug–Matt Hepler

Fuzzy-Footed and Fancy-Free–Holly Clark

It’s a Shire Thing–Nicole Triplett

To Bed and Back Again–Gina Sandoval

An Epic for the Undersized and Underestimated–Lisa Bond

Over the Misty Mountains Cold–Noah Stone

Still Precious–Denise Norrett