The Hobbit

Author J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Published 1986
Pages 306
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December 1st, 2020–December 31st, 2020


I always liked this book but I loved reading it with Melissa and the girls. Maybe my favorite children's book.

Some favorite quotes:

“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”

“It was at this point that Bilbo stopped. Going on from there was the bravest thing he ever did. The tremendous things that happened afterward were as nothing compared to it. He fought the real battle in the tunnel alone, before he ever saw the vast danger that lay in wait.”

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”


January 1st, 2003