Book #24: The Hobbit

I’m reading The Hobbit next. I thought it would be appropriate since the movie’s coming out soon. Also, there’s something about Prague that makes me want to read stories with magic in them. I’m super excited for this.

I read The Hobbit waaaaaay back when I was 10 or 11. I think I enjoyed it, but to be honest, I don’t remember a whole lot about it. I remember liking the story and not liking all the description so much. I also know that when I went through my obsessive Lord of the Rings phase in middle school (Orlando Bloom and Aragorn, anyone?), I read the books and didn’t like them as much as the movies (probably because there was no Orlando Bloom). I’m a bit nervous about facing Tolkien’s writing style, but I’m 10 years older than I was the last time I read him, so maybe it will be different this time.

Anyway, I’m really happy that I’m reading The Hobbit. I don’t like to pigeonhole myself into a genre fiction area, but I do love fantasy an awful lot. There’s something about magic and wizards and mages and stuff like that that I really like. I also like stories with castles and horses and fighting. This is gonna be super good.

Also, to make matters even better, I’m thanking Past Kelly over and over, because when she was packing for Prague, she decided to bring the real copy of The Hobbit (as well as The Lord of the Rings trilogy) with her because the book was small. So I’m finally reading a real book again instead of a Kindle. This is good, because I like reading real books. Also, when there are books with maps in them, I being able to flip to the maps to see where the characters are. That’s really had to do on e-readers and it’s really frustrating.

I’m looking forward to an all-around awesome revisit to Tolkien-land.

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