Friday, 24 September 2010
Favourite things friday
I first read The Hobbit at around seven, then got my hands on The Lord of the Rings at about the age of 10/11. I remember it took me about 3 months to finish it and I only achieved that because I was laid up in bed sick for a week.
I love it so much. It took me to another world, where magic and fantasy existed, where the littlest people became the greatest heroes, where good eventually triumphed! I loved the many dimensions the story had and the pathos. The sense of history, the poems and the comedy. The Hobbit had a dragon as well. I've always loved dragons!
I have lost track of how many times I've read it over the years. I even have it on audio cassette but I can't listen to that anymore as I don't have a cassette player. I really much get it on CD.
I enjoyed the films a lot, but they aren't anywhere as good as the book. Especially as they made really silly changes in some places.
If I could only ever read one book again in my life it would be this one (or really all three books that make up the full volume).
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