Book: The Hobbit
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
This is my 43rd read of the year
This prelude to Lord of the Rings is the story of Bilbo Baggins - a Hobbit that is enjoying the quiet life. One day Gandalf the wizard and his company show up at his door and together they go on a quest to raid the treasure of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo reluctantly agrees and has no idea what is in store for him.
I have to admit that I have not read Lord of the Rings AND I was unaware that The Hobbit was a children's book. Once I realized that part, the book made more sense to me. It is written simply. It was a good an enjoyable story, but I didn't really get into it. I found my mind wandering, and it just wasn't for me. However - I am thinking that kids would enjoy it. I wonder if I had read this when I was younger I would have something different to say about it.
Stars: 3 1/2