Title: The Hobbit or There and Back Again
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Date Started: February 15, 2014
Date Finished: February 18, 2014
Other works by author:
The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King
Bilbo’s Last Song
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
And many many other stories, poems, and other works. For a more complete list see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien_bibliography
My Rating: 5
Summary: Bilbo, a very respectable hobbit who never goes on any adventures, gets thrown into an adventure of epic proportions. In the company of Dwarves he encounters many strange creatures along the road to the Lonely Mountain including wood elves, goblins, giant spiders, Gollum and others.
My Thoughts: I was very excited to begin reading Tolkiens books for the first time, I used to think I wouldn’t like them but I was very wrong.
The Hobbit was written in a style very different from what I expected. It’s got a whimsical feel which I pictured almost as if it’s a grandfather telling a story to his family around the fire in such a way that little children can understand and older children and adults will enjoy.
The story was engaging and I didn’t want to put it down.
Where did I hear about this book: From friends and Pinterest. I borrowed the copy I read from my local library.