I’m pretty sure that all of us have a favorite. Book, movie, song, or anything that makes us feel comforted and right at home. I will say that this is exactly why The Hobbit is one of my favorite books of all time. There’s something so magical and comforting about the Shire and Bilbo’s hobbit hole that makes me forget all my troubles. This is the ONLY book I’ve ever reread in my entire life, and while I have many favorites, this book holds a special place on my shelf (well, multiple copies of this book and the series in general have an entire shelf) Anyways, I thought I’d just come on and tell you how fun this book is!
I honestly couldn’t tell you the first time I read this book, it was SO long ago! Since then I’ve given away my original copy and became obsessed again, and started collecting multiple editions and funko pops (of course).
Here are some of my favorite quotes!
- “Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat. “What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
- “May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”
- “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
This book is fun but does get dark at times, since it does include the battle of five armies, etc. but it’s not as gory as most would think. I will say that Tolkien spends a lot of time describing things and can be a bit long winded, which is why some people may not enjoy this book. I even had a hard time staying on track on some pages at times (sorry), but in the end it all comes together!
This was honestly just a quick post about one of my favorite books, but not necessarily a book review or anything special. I just thought I would share the Tolkien love with you all. =]
Have you read The Hobbit or LOTR? What do you think about it?