"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirt, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." -The Hobbit
"The Hobbit" is my favorite of all Tolkien's works. I love the LOTR series, but "The Hobbit" is the beginning of it all. It has a lighter and more whimsical feel to it then the other books, and I like that a lot. I appreciate how he just dives into the adventure and doesn't start off as slowly as he did in the other books. He writes it with so much sarcasm (Seriously, have you read what Gandalf has to say?!) and he has that continual stream of dry humor.
This story is just one of those super books that have that power to draw you in. It's one of those books that makes a person yearn to see the Misty Mountains, to go places, to meet new people... Pretty much the best novel to bring along on a road trip.
So if you haven't read this before, get over to the library, hunt it down, and devour it. If you have already read it...
Read it again.
That's all for now! Until next time!
"Well, well! It might be worse, and then it might be a good deal better. No ponies, and no food, and no knowing quite where we are, and hordes of angry goblins just behind! On we go." -Gandalf (the best wizard ever imagined)