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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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May 06, 2011

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Read from May 06 to 11, 2011

I quote, “Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction.”. Yes, children’s fiction. I know I started late (duh) with this but I felt it was a must-read so better late than never, eh? Well now I’m telling you my score will be very much influenced by this. It bored me, yes. I guess I’m too old for songs and silly adventures like this. I’m trying to think with a child’s mind but I’m too corrupted to do that so I’ll just be frank. There were a few scenes that appealed to me, my favorite being the one where Bilbo tricks Gollum. It had some nice riddles and the whole scene was really well done.

“Voiceless it cries,
Wingless flutters,
Toothless bites,
Mouthless mutters.”

Nice stuff…
Now, I will start “The Fellowship of the Ring”. Hope it will be better.
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Aly is so frigging bored wow hon! you make me so proud!

Anzu The Great Destroyer :D I try I try :))

Aly is so frigging bored Do you like it?

Anzu The Great Destroyer Yeah it's really cute :D

Aly is so frigging bored I didn't like it much :D I loved the 3rd book of LOTR

Anzu The Great Destroyer It has some cute scenes, liked some songs n loved some riddles :p

Harold Ogle On reading it aloud to my son, I'm struck by how much it is a product of its time, which makes it seem particularly antiquated now. Repeatedly I've had to explain historical context to my son - not any of the fantasy bits, but rather explaining the history of the cultural norms that Tolkien references to help set the stage for his contemporary readers.

It is great to read aloud, though the songs are a challenge in that respect.

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