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  • posted: January 11 @ 7:18pm
My Favorite Books

I almost went with Lord of the Rings here - but at the end of the day, it was the Hobbit that taught me to imagine, the Hobbit that taught me to dream, the Hobbit that taught me to be afraid and to be brave and that a little lying, tricking and cheating will always come in handy.

It was because of the Hobbit that I fell in love with reading, and now when I feel like I've lost some of those - the wonder, the fear, the mystery, the adventure - it's the Hobbit that I go back to to re-capture them.

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar,
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.


Johnny Rebellious says:

I loved that story as a child and I still do. I was just about to pick it up again in the near future. This is easily Faved.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:20pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
beautiful . thanks for an awesome sot and caption.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:21pm -
Rolf Bastard says:
sot = shot
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:21pm -
ewagoner says:
I have that edition! It was the first book I ever read, made easy because my mother had already read it to me countless times by the time I was four.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:22pm -
jsum says:
I've got this edition as well. Given to me by my grandfather. Nice choice for a theme
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:25pm -
themightyjones says:
You win the game of Books.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:26pm -
Yogi Beard says:
In the 7th grade before winter break, we had a choice of activities: go to the dance, watch movies, or hang out in the cafeteria. None of those appealed to me so I went to the library. I was the only person in the entire school library. I picked up The Hobbit, having heard so much about it, and finished nearly the whole thing that same day. Kingfav'd for reminding me about such a great book.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:31pm -
Andrew says:
Tolkien was a master. He could weave a story like no one else.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:32pm -
David W. says:
Yehaw! Too bad it wasn't an onion ring.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:46pm -
Robfrenzy says:
nice shot. seriously.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:47pm -
Poe says:
hey welcome to book week. I wonder if we could get a temporary group set up?
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 7:51pm -
Wilcoxjd says:
Sorry for jumping in on your theme, Poe :)
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 8:10pm -
ThatGuy says:
There's plenty of room for you in this theme. @poe, @keifel, and myself are all featuring books this week.

Next week, we're going to show off our favorite reality tv shows. Yep.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 9:12pm -
jnonfiction says:
That's next up on the list of books to read with my 6-year-old.

Right after we finish Danny, The Champion of the World.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 6:01am -
Trey says:
I loved this book. I tried to read all of The Lord of the Rings, but only managed to read the first book. The Hobbit is so much more action packed and interesting from start to finish.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 7:00am -
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