Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I accomplished one of  my resolutions for the year! Or at least part of it but that has to count for something! And we're only four days into the new year! Yup, while celebrating Tolkien's birthday yesterday, I finished The Hobbit! Well, it was actually early this morning when I finished but details, details. What counts is that I finished it! Such a wonderful book too! I'd forgotten just how amazing it was!  Master Tolkien truly was an fantastic story-teller. Rereading one of his books only reminded me of that fact. Below is my dear little copy of The Hobbit that took me on such an awesome adventure yesterday.

It's a little worn but I love it! Its pages truly weave a magical story that make you lose track of time. If you haven't read it yet, you really should give it a try even if you don't like the fantasy genre. It truly is a wonderful story! (And a very easy read!)

Now that I've mentioned it. If you haven't read The Hobbit, you probably have no idea what a hobbit actually is. Tolkien solves that problem within the first pages of his novel, but, in case you have no intentions of reading the book (you're missing out), I guess I shall give you a quick description of them. They are splendid little creatures that live in an area of Middle-earth called the Shire. They love to sing and eat and in general have a good time. But they truly enjoy their food for they have at least 6 meals a day. Hobbits find adventures to be nasty things that ought not to be done; however, when they do have them, they are truly fantastic adventures.

Honestly if I could be any fantastical creature, I'd want to be a hobbit. They're just very fascinating creatures to me and I truly love reading about them.

Anyway, I really do love The Hobbit. I was so sad when I finished it early this morning that I almost starting reading it again. I honestly don't even think that about many books. *sigh* Alas I have other books to read so no rereading The Hobbit right away, but I definitely think I'll make it a resolution for next year as well.

While I may be able to read The Hobbit many times that's probably not the case for many other people. So, do you have any you could  read over and over again without growing tired of it?

Until next time, happy readings!

1 comment:

  1. For me, I could re-read (and have!) the Outlander series (Jamie and Claire are good friends now!) and of course, Harry Potter! And although I haven't read it in years, Jane Eyre was one of my all-time favorites, along with Little Women. And not to be forgotten - Winnie The Pooh!