There and Back Again

Books, Reviews / Friday, September 18th, 2015

Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre: Fantasy
Quotation: “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
Would recommend to: any one who wants to take another adventure.

The Hobbit

For shame on me for not reading this amazing tale until the end of my sophomore year in college. I know this was meant to be a children’s bedtime story, but I can’t help that I love this book. I finished it in a matter of days when I read it and have actually dreamed about reading it again.

The tale surrounds a homely hobbit named Bilbo who embarks on an adventure with 12 dwarves to reclaim treasure from the dragon, Smaug.

I’m sure by now many of you have already seen the movie, but as I usually say, READ THE BOOK.

Read the Book

It’s amazingly well written, and Tolkien does a fantastic job of capturing the readers attention. Along with the quality of the story, the characters are gripping. I loved Bilbo from the very beginning and would love to know even more about his life and his background.

Like I’ve mentioned countless times before on this blog, I love love love to see the other side of the story, and prequels give readers that sneak peak I so crave after hearing someone’s story. Sadly, I have no yet read “Lord of the Rings”, but I’m working on it, I promise. 

If you’re interested in adventure, and maybe a hobbit or two, I promise you won’t be disappointed in this book.

Happy reading,

3 Replies to “There and Back Again”

  1. I blindly went to see the second Hobbit movie and I immediately fell in love with the characters. After that, I CRAVED to learn more about their mystical world. I read The Hobbit in under a week my senior year of high school. It wasn’t until a year later that I finally watched the LOTR trilogy. WOW. Tolkien created probably my favorite world. I bought the books, but they’re gonna take some special time haha. Loved this post!!! 🙂

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