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Friday, April 30, 2021

2021 Challenge: Watch Out For Dragons: The Hobbit

 Book: The Hobbit

Author:  J. R. R. Tolkien

Pages: 300 

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

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