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The Hobbit
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Jenny (Reading Envy)
(Finished the book but my readalong group won't finish until end of December, so I'll update the blog links as they post, and return for a full review.)

Reading this along with a group of book bloggers in November and December, so this will be a long read (the book itself is not that long!). In December, the Sword & Laser group is also reading it, so this book will be in our collective memory.

My thoughts on chapters I-II.
My thoughts on chapters III-V (I have questions about the creatures, com
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Jenne
Jan 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one held up a lot better to rereading than LOTR, I thought. It takes itself a lot less seriously, which is a big relief.
I like the looser, more whimsical style, where the narrator talks to the reader and seems to be just making it up as he goes along, e.g. "It happened a hundred years ago last Thursday".
Michael
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Rereading The Hobbit for the first time as an adult, I found my perspective has shifted so much on the role of greed and violence in the narrative. I don't remember it being such an indictment of human nature (not to mention dwarf nature and hobbit nature and wood elf nature).
Felix Chow
Jan 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Rexe
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lani
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Obadiah
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Peter
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sydney, owned, ebook
Sara
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Jamie Zachary
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ian
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brian
Jan 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nat
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Ron
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Billy
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Hazel Butler
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-club-books
Nick Hershberger
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shante
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Tristan
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ron
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Carla
Oct 18, 2012 marked it as to-read-other
Shelves: ebook, own
David
Feb 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Steve Walker
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
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