Characters/Pairing: Merry Brandybuck, Esmerelda Brandybuck
Book/Source: Lord of the Rings
Disclaimer: Tolkien's the genius, not me.
“What's all this?” Esmerelda peered at the neatly stacked piles on the desk in Merry's personal study. Most of them were letters from various families in the Southfarthing, and others looked were in Merry's own handwriting, and looked like notes from books.
“I'm writing a book,” Merry told her, as though it were the most natural thing in the world. “I want to trace the history of pipe-weed as far back as I can.”
Merry shrugged. “It's a way of remembering, I suppose. Anyway, he would have liked it, I think. Except in Rohan they don't have books...”