The last time I read The Hobbit I was at school, (I had the book in year 7) it has been longer still since I’ve read Lord of the Rings.
I struggle to remember anything about the LOTR except how much I struggled with the middle of the second book. So much walking.
Then again, I was young and naive, so now I’m an older and wiser goat I want to give it another go. Perhaps it’s one of those things you mature into.
But if I’m to read LOTR first I must read The Hobbit, no?
(After all I haven’t seen the films, and the more I hear about them the less I want to.)
I’m near the end of The Hobbit now and I have to admit it’s like reading a cup of hot chocolate, sure Tolkein often wonders off on tangents, but it’s been a comfortable journey.
Especially as I can’t seem to bring myself to read another e-book. I have a kindle on my computer, but if I’m on my computer I’m writing, or on a media site, and so the ebooks are becoming somewhat neglected.
But it’s been a while since I’ve been engaged in only one story at a time, one book to snuggle down with, no other stories blocking my mind, and a story that takes me away from my computer. All these things are bonuses and I’m relishing it.
This does mean when I get back to my kindle I’ll have to start reading whatever I was reading from the beginning, but for now The Hobbit’s stolen my heart.
What do you think, should I bother watching the films?
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