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The Hobbit
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Messiejessie
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Love this cover! Even though the previous owner must have used it as a coaster…. 😢
Such a charming adventure tale.
I can very much relate to Bilbo Baggins who, throughout the adventure and while discovering his strengths and generally being awesome, really just missed his quiet, comfortable, little home with the kettle singing on the stove and a full pantry. I get it, Bilbo.

LapReader I have an equally trashed copy. 2w
Leftcoastzen It is a marvelous cover . 2w
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VioletCavalier
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I rise from obscurity to wish a HAPPY 130th BIRTHDAY to Professor JRR Tolkien, without whom none of these things would exist, and I would be a much more miserable person, indeed. 🎉 📖 (New plushie Gandalf ready for adventure, courtesy of @CrowCAH ) #tolkien #thehobbit Is anyone else celebrating today?

CrowCAH He looks amazing with your collection of LOTR/Hobbit items! 😍 Wish you many adventures in 2022!!! 2w
VioletCavalier @CrowCAH Thanks for your contributions! 2w
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asterese
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Happy 130th Birthday, Professor! 🍷 Happy Tolkien Day, everyone! 🧝🏻‍♀️

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hartofashieldmaiden
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Not really a quote, but everytime I read this I end up singing and it brings great joy 💙

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Mtnwitch2012
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My book resolution for this new year is to read the Lord oF the Rings novels. My husband and I love the movies with a total nerdy passion, he read the books in school but I didn‘t. So I‘ve decided now I must read them.

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Madelpadel
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

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FreyaBWilson
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I don‘t know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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Angitron
The Hobbit: Pocket Edition | J. R. R. Tolkien
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What a pinch of nostalgia! I first read this in Jr High and hadn‘t read it since, even though every year for Christmas I have a Lord of the Rings-o-Thon. This audiobook presentation (BBC) wasn‘t my favorite - sometimes voices overlapped and it was a bit confusing - but the story still shines through! 🥰

Nute Love love love this book! 2mo
Angitron @Nute Me too! It‘s so cozy and heartwarming! 2mo
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Ryan Elford
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

This book is interesting. The way it was written is very old, which I think is cool. It is also really exciting. There are trolls and dwarfs and hobbit‘s it is crazy. My teacher thinks that it is super bad, but it really is amazing

BookDadGirlDad Super bad? What kind of teacher says that? It's classic!!!! 2mo
Ryan Elford I know right. She is a fun teacher, but has a bad taste in books 2mo
MrsBabki Bahaha! Love it Elford. Just because it is a classic doesn‘t mean I have to like it. 2mo
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yourfavouritemixtape
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„You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all.“ - always love to re-read this. It never disappoints.

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TheBookHippie
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The Hobbit round 6 or so …

Honors English required reading for 9th graders

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SolaRaynor
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1966 edition of The Hobbit :)

DrexEdit 😳😍 2mo
Leftcoastzen Nice ! Love old paperbacks 2mo
SolaRaynor Yes!! 2mo
BookDadGirlDad Love the vintage stuff! 2mo
SolaRaynor @BookDadGirlDad Same here :) 2mo
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Burpito
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

I sure hope they hang out with Tom in this one

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ambrosiasalad
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. So excited to read this one again!

Burpito This new? 2mo
ambrosiasalad @Burpito yeah, Tolkien is an up and coming author lol I hope they make 3 movies with way too much CGI based on this 300 page book! 2mo
Burpito You must be jolkien 2mo
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Timb
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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*audio book
REALLY GOOD AUDIOBOOK
I listened to the version narrated by Andy Serkis and it was so cool. I now see why so many feel that the movie was done poorly (I always liked it), because the book feels a lot more fun.

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wordslinger42
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In this week's grad school adventures, I get to watch all the adaptations of The Hobbit! 🧙‍♂️🐉

BookwormAHN Enjoy 😸 2mo
StaceGhost Ooo this one is my favorite! The soundtrack is 🔥🔥🔥 2mo
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rabbitprincess
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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So much shorter than the movies, and thank god for that. Better to have the Battle of Five Armies span five pages than five hours 🤣 I last read this in 2012 and had better plot recall this time than I did then (before then, my last read was in the mid-1990s).

paulfrankspencer The movies are a joke. Totally missed the fairytale tone of the book. 3mo
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rabbitprincess
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“Smaug lay, with wings folded like an immeasurable bat, turned partly on one side, so that the hobbit could see his underparts”

I always, always, ALWAYS misread “underparts” as “underpants” 😳😜🤣

kathedron I just did the very same thing! 😆 3mo
RaeLovesToRead 😅🤣 3mo
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AshleyHoss820
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Due mostly to Covid restrictions & life in general, I had to put off my tattoos for over a year. My Jay got together with my tattoo artist & surprised me on Friday! 😊 This one is for my Dad, who read The Hobbit to me & Bri on long car rides, sparking a lifelong love of sci-fi/fantasy. I‘m scheduled to get a tattoo for my Mom and one for my sister on Nov. 12th. Stay tuned! (I also got my Grams‘ handwriting: Work hard. Be kind. Be honest.)

wanderinglynn Very cool! 3mo
vivastory This is wonderful! I go back & forth on if the Hobbit or LoTR is my favorite Tolkien 3mo
Jas16 That is fantastic 3mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch Gorgeous! 3mo
AshleyHoss820 Thank you so much, @wanderinglynn! 3mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 💚 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory I know exactly what you mean! Both are so important to me as well! I went with The Hobbit because, without it, I just wouldn‘t be the style of reader I am today! 😊 3mo
AshleyHoss820 I appreciate the kind words!! I knew my fellow readers would understand! Thank you all so much! 🧡 @Jas16 @Sarahreadstoomuch @BookwormAHN 3mo
eanderson I love this!!! 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @eanderson Thank you so much!! 🧡 3mo
ozma.of.oz That looks absolutely gorgeous! 🤩🤩 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @ozma.of.oz Thank you! It turned out so much better than I had hoped! 3mo
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Fortifiedbybooks
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A blueberry kolache and tea for Elevenses. I had an egg and sausage kolache for Second Breakfast. #Readathon

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rabbitprincess
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Reporting belatedly for the #BirthdayBash readathon! Spent most of my reading time today on the tagged book, then started and bailed on Sailing Seven Seas, by Peter Pigott, because of a technical error in the text. Then I got sidetracked by other stuff so that was the end of my reading 😅 Hope you have a great birthday @TheAromaofBooks 🥳

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you for reading with me, even if it didn't go exactly as planned! 😂 3mo
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denttor12454
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Yes

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BethM
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😂

DebinHawaii Hah! I resemble this comment! 😂
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LauraBeth 😹😹 3mo
Avanders 🤣🤣 3mo
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Bookwomble
The hobbit (5 CDs): BBC Radio dramatisation | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Heron Carvic, Michael Kilgarriff, Anthony Jackson, Paul Daneman
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Although it has its detractors due to debatable choices in pronunciation of character names (Gandaarlf & Golooom being the most egregious), and some dated (or, perhaps, dateable) sound-effects, I have enormous affection for this production, which was released with Tolkien's consent during his lifetime.
Bilbo is a pre-Arthur Dent everyman, reluctant hero; Gandalf mysterious, supercilious & heartening; Thorin arrogant, temperamental & majestic. 5💎

Bookwomble The voice acting is excellent and catches the atmosphere of a fireside adventure tale perfectly. 4mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Who did this?

And can we be friends? 🤣

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Branwen
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Banned Books Week Day 2!

Did you know that in 2001 a Christian Rights group burned copies of The Hobbit and other works by Tolkien because they felt the books contained witchcraft and satanic themes? 😒

#bannedbooksweek

BookwormAHN 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 4mo
TrishB 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 4mo
Cathythoughts 🙄😡 4mo
Branwen @BookwormAHN @TrishB @Cathythoughts Exactly! So frustrating! 4mo
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OndinetheSea
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Happy Hobbit Day!

Work was rough today, but I am home now and I have The Hobbit to cheer me up!

(I might put the extended edition Hobbit on and compare scenes with the book)

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Sara_Planz
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Happy Hobbit Day folks! Next up, second breakfast…

4thhouseontheleft This pancakes look so good! 4mo
Sara_Planz @4thhouseontheleft from the America‘s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook. That buttermilk pancakes recipe is the best I‘ve ever tried. 4mo
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persephone1408
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#falltreasures @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Day 19: A DNF
Years ago my ex husband bought me the hobbit for my birthday. I got bored with it and never finished it. 🤷🏻

Eggs 👏🏻📚🤔 4mo
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mobill76
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

""Thank goodness!" said Bilbo laughing, and handed him the tobacco jar."

That was worth it. They just don't write 'em like that any more. It has the marvel of a modern fantasy with the relish of life of a victorian novel. Dragons and elves and tobacco and tea. I think it may even be better than LOTR. I don't want everything explained from the beginning of time. Bilbo's corner of the world feels a lot like MY corner of the world.

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Biohaz74
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Love this book just read it again after about 30 years and still enjoyed it 8.5/10

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Susanita
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This wasn‘t quite athriftstorefind but I did buy it for 50 cents at a yard sale. #falltreasures

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome deal!! 4mo
Eggs Works for me! 4mo
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mobill76
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien

I am NOT reading this again. It's just the overture to a more epic struggle. I know everything happening in Middle Earth while the dwarves trudge through Eriador. I could anchor a Middle Earth news desk. I'm too old to keep reading the same books over and over. I've got to move on. I've got things to read and my time is short. I'm tossing this. I'll just read the first page.. "In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit." [hooked again]

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CampbellTaraL
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I don't know what number on the re-read I've reached with The Hobbit but I'm not sorry for adding another year to the count.

🍁🍂📚🎉 Let's get going with fall now!

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wordslinger42
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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My first illustration for Signum University is officially available, and seeing something that I drew available in a store is just about the coolest/weirdest thing ever 😂

tpixie Fun!! 🤩 4mo
Caroline2 Wowwwww, these are so gorgeous! Well done!! 👏 😍 4mo
curiouserandcurioser @wordslinger42 so exciting and so proud of you!! It will be hard to choose lol!! 4mo
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wordslinger42 @curiouserandcurioser Thank you, MOTY! 💜🥰 4mo
wordslinger42 #FellowshipofTolkien gals, I thought you might appreciate this 🙂 4mo
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏😸💪💪😁😁😁 4mo
Daisey Just saw this. Very cool! 4mo
wordslinger42 @Daisey Thank you!! 4mo
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Bookwomble
The hobbit (5 CDs): BBC Radio dramatisation | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Heron Carvic, Michael Kilgarriff, Anthony Jackson, Paul Daneman
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While I hadn't exactly forgotten I had this 5-disc set of the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of The Hobbit, it's been a while since I had it out of the cupboard.
Originally broadcast in 1968, it's an adaptation that features voice and sound effects by the Radiophonic Workshop (which produced the Doctor Who theme), that instantly dates it and which I guess you would either love or hate, but be unlikely to have no opinion about. Having been gently 👇🏼

Bookwomble ...simmered in '60s British cultural idiosyncracy from birth, I'm rather partial to its string-and-sealing-wax flavour.
4 of the discs have the episodes, rescued from an off-air recording as the Beeb wiped the original tapes, the 5th being a short collection of music composed for the programme, which thankfully they still held the masters for. It came with a good quality reproduction of the Wilderland map, & a little booklet about the production.
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Leftcoastzen Lovely set. 5mo
Bookwomble @Leftcoastzen Yes 😊 Started listening to it again, and it's a much more characterful and spirited production than I'd recalled. 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook I think this is so cool! 5mo
Bookwomble @MommyWantsToReadHerBook it *is* cool, isn't it? 🧝🏻‍♂️ 😎🧝🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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jploves2read
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This book was chosen by my goddaughter for our 2 person book club. I wasn‘t certain how it would go honestly but it turned out really good. I did enjoy it and I certainly see why it is so well-loved. During our discussion Jada and I both talked about how we like the 3rd person narrator and compared it to Narnia. She didn‘t know that Tolkien and Lewis were friends. We loved it and we recommend it to you as well. 🙂

Johanna414 I love that you read books with your goddaughter! 5mo
jploves2read @Johanna414 Thanks. It‘s something we just started this summer. 🙂 We both really love to read but have different tastes. 🤷🏾‍♀️🙂 It has been fun so far. 5mo
NikkiM5 So sweet ❤️ 5mo
Leftcoastzen So lovely ! 5mo
Reggie Awww that‘s awesome! 5mo
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wordslinger42
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I got to write a blog post for my graduate school, Signum University!! 😊😊 Here's the link if you'd like to check it out! 🏰⚔🐉

https://signumuniversity.org/news/are-you-ready-for-an-adventure/

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CampbellTaraL
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Happy September! It's re-read time 🤓🍁📚🍂

In two weeks, I'm moving back to WA where I'll finally get to call the Puget Sound area home. Rather than risk further damaging my delicate little copy of The Hobbit, I'm reading the book on my Kindle. I'm super thankful for technology, changing of the season, and any excuse to bust out hot beverages and baked goods, as one does with Septembers and Dwarves and Hobbitses.

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jploves2read
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My goddaughter and I have started a book club of 2. I chose the last book - Daughters of Nri. This is her choice. I now have to put all reading aside to read this with her. I have started it once before but got distracted by Walter Mosley. I am going to stay focused this time. 😉🙂

TiredLibrarian @jploves2read Walter Mosley is a great author to be distracted with! 5mo
jploves2read @TiredLibrarian I agree. 🙂 5mo
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llcoolnate
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Mehso-so

Please don't get fussy...this one was hard to get through... 🙁

bookaholic1 I agree 5mo
TH3F4LC0N Yeah I‘m not a huge Tolkien fan really. I found The Hobbit pretty good but The Lord of the Rings was a slog for me. If you didn‘t like this one, I might caution you against the sequel. 😁 5mo
llcoolnate @TH3F4LC0N Yikes. Yeah I think I'll be taking a pause with Lil J. R.. Haha, with 3 books left...and with The Hobbit how it was...definitely took a backseat in the TBD list for now. 5mo
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MsMelissa Totally agree! While I did manage to make it through this one, I failed at my attempts to read The Fellowship of the Ring. The movies are great though 😂 5mo
llcoolnate @MsMelissa oh good I'm glad i wasn't alone. When something is hailed as great as the LOTR series, I feel like any critic of it is taken poorly haha. I definitely wanted to like it...just let me down. 5mo
llcoolnate Critique * lol 5mo
SayersLover This one is really meant to be a read-aloud. That‘s why J R R came up with it, based on bedtime stories for his son. I was lucky, cause my dad read it to me. 😃 @llcoolnate 5mo
llcoolnate @SayersLover I had to bail and switched to audio book to finish out. It was definitely better that way. And at 2x speed hahaha. Maybe not my style is all. I definitely couldn't have come up with that 4-book (or 2 big-book) epic, so I definitely have respect for the work and the author! 5mo
bthegood I'll be honest....I've never read the books or seen the movies....so no fussing here😊 5mo
llcoolnate @bthegood haha well good! Haha I've read The Hobbit only. The book was okay but the movie series was one of the worst I've ever seen haha. The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy was good to me, but I've never read the book(s) 5mo
cmastfalk I tried repeatedly to read it in college and kept setting it aside. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
llcoolnate @cmastfalk I think this was my fourth go! 5mo
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