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The Hobbit
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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julesG
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Balibee146
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So here's my first Saturday #bookreport 👍 @Cinfhen
1. Finished Good Omens which has some dated references but still holds up well
2. Read Holes which I loved. I'm always awed by writers who can write in such as economical, stripped down way but still produce something so rich and nuanced

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3. Actually finished The Hobbit... Really enjoyed it at first but it dragged on a bit for me in the last third
4. Born A Crime audio....just brilliant and glad I chose audio. I actually have about 50 mins left and a pile of ironing... So see you later 😉 Thanks @Cinfhen for setting this up x
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Deifio I listened to Born a Crime recently. It was amazing! 😍 1w
Cinfhen Great week of reading!!! If you keep this up you‘ll easily hit your reading goal 🙌🏻❤️📚 1w
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Balibee146
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Newest #currentlyreading so on track for my #weeklyforecast.
I picked up this cute hardback mini edition by Collins Educational for 50p at a car boot sale. Lovely smooth white paper, colour endpaper maps, and a nice clean little book to replace the crappy paperback edition I had. When I opened it there was a school stamp inside. Googled of course! The school closed years ago and was in Gloucestershire a long way from a boot sale in Scotland lol

Cathythoughts That‘s gas about the book history! Well done being on track ... #weeklyforecast .... Im trailing behind a bit with mine - still reading Wych Elm... loving it too 👍❤️ 2w
Balibee146 @Cathythoughts just stacked it in that case. I'm a bit behind on my audio book as not out dogwalking at night just now... My pooch is too terrified of the nightly fireworks we will have until 5th Nov! Guess we can do our #bookreport later on Saturday 😉 2w
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pilardib
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I wish I could say I loved this book but I just did not. I loved the characters and the writing but I felt the story was painfully long.

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sadierutten
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I had high expectations for The Hobbit that sadly were not met. Of course, I enjoyed the adventure that Bilbo and the dwarves experienced, but was left wondering why this book is so popular.

Liatrek I felt the same way! I do love the LOTR books. 3w
sadierutten You do? I was wondering if I should read them since I didn‘t love The Hobbit. 3w
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Verba Docent
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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A fun and easy romp through Tolkien's world. The quintessential fantasy adventure tale!

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JennyHart
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I think we can all agree with my bookmark on this particular book 🙃 #thehobbit #jrrtolkien

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CrowCAH
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#SoaringScores #MistyMountains #TheHobbit #HowardShore

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BEm0AjTbsac

Such a resonating piece of music with mythical words of yore. This is such a delightful book, full of little people doing big things!

I‘m an elf 🧝‍♀️ and here is Tauriel ❤️ and Thorin! The key is a pen 😊

Cinfhen That pen is awesome!!! 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 4w
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GypsyKat
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Pretty much anything Tolkien of LOTR related makes me think of #MistyMountains 🌄

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen Great photo 😁🙌🏻❤️ 4w
Soubhiville Love this 💙 4w
CrowCAH Beautiful Tolkien collection! 😍 4w
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JennyHart
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“It was a good story, that of yours,” said Beorn, “but I like it still better now I am sure it is true.” #thehobbit #beorn #jemimacatlin

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EadieB
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CrowCAH I love The Hobbit and LOTR scores! I listen to the Hobbit more, because it‘s so light and fun in tone. 4w
Cinfhen Is now a good time to confess to NEVER reading The Hobbit or watching ANY of the films ?!??? 🙈 4w
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GatheringBooks
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#SoaringScores Day 17: #MistyMountains would always bring The Hobbit in mind. Back in 2014, when we had a paranormal/fantasy theme, Iphigene shared this haunting ballad of the #MistyMountains for Poetry Friday. Full post with video clip here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-8PY

lover.of.the.classics The Hobbit was one of my school books, the only problem I had with that was I could only read a chapter a week!😂 4w
Cinfhen Perfect choice 4w
CrowCAH It‘s such a beautiful song, eerie and enchanting! 4w
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This is a story of long ago about a hobbit named Bilbo baggins and a wise old wizard the book is about 7-8 dwarfs taking back there home and to slay the dragon Smaug eta good read over all

MissYaremcio I love this book Lukas! Make sure when you are doing the assignment that you include all aspects of it (you were missing the tone and recommendation) 1mo
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zezeki
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#looking #lotrbuddyread📚📚🧙🏼‍♀️🧝🏻‍♂️

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EjCorum007
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Reread my favorite series!

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Branwen
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I never realized how pretty orange books look when stacked together! 😍📚

#fallisbooked #orangecover @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻🧡📚 1mo
Megara 😍🧡💛🧡 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Some orange chunksters 🧡🧡🧡 1mo
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CafeMom
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“In this absorbing biopic focusing on the university days of J.R.R. Tolkien, the author meets his future wife and muse, Edith Bratt, and forms the friendships that will inspire him to pen his classic Middle-Earth novels.“ I 💝 this movie. I am not a Tolkien buff so I found it interesting. The movie was well casted. My favorite Tolkien book is The Hobbit. I am not a LOTR fan.

Daisey At some point I need to watch this movie. 1mo
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IndoorDame
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September was a slow reading month with only 5 books finished, but they were all fun ones, and this was by far my favorite.

I remember having parts of this read to me as a child and the adventure came alive in just the same way now. I loved getting my first real look inside this magical world I‘ve been hearing about my whole life. Excited for LOTR!

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TheReadingMermaid
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Are there any questions you would like to ask?
Or any other elements you would like to discuss?

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BookwormAHN I would like to discuss how every pony the dwarves have (with the exception of Beorn's) get eaten. I mean seriously those poor ponies. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN OMG you're totally right! I didn't even notice until now. I wonder why that is? 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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The recent live-action films are very different from the book. In fact, there are characters and storylines that were completely made up specifically for the films and that were never in the book to begin with.
How does this affect your view of the film vs the book?
Which one do you like better? Why?

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag I liked parts of the ‘new‘ storyline - but felt that they often drowned out the main story (film Bilbo seemed like a side character by the last movie). Overall I feel like the Hobbit trilogy could be edited down to one amazing movie 😂 that said, I did enjoy the chase sequence with Radagast and his rabbits, Legolas running down falling rocks like they were stairs, Lee Pace‘s face and Galadriel bitch slapping the necromancer off a tower... 1mo
Martyn_J_Pass Lindsay Ellis does a great breakdown of the books and the films on YouTube. I grew up with the LOTR movies so I couldn‘t help but feel that the Hobbit let the franchise down. If Guilermo Del Toro continued with directing it as planned, i think we‘d have had an awesome film lol. 1mo
BookwormAHN I really enjoyed the movies. Martin Freeman was a fantastic Biblo. 1mo
JazzFeathers I quite liked the first movie. I was bored to tears by the second. I still haven't seen the third. This said, @BookwormAHN l do think Martin Freeman is a fantastic Bilbo. Probably the best choice in the new cast. @thegirlwiththelibrarybag that's exactly as l feel about the film. It's entitled The Hobbit, but it's remarkable how it's about everything but the Hobbit. 1mo
JazzFeathers @Martyn_J_Pass l would have loved to see Del Toro's film. It would have been very different, and l suspect l would have liked it a lot more. 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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The Hobbit is over 75 years old now. Why do you think we are still reading it and making movies out of it?

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag The lack of female characters dates it somewhat but otherwise the themes are timeless. The endless fight for fairness and freedom in a world that is often cruel. 1mo
BookwormAHN @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I agree but I also think there are some of us living in small towns that would love Gandalf to show up at their door. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @BookwormAHN I agree but one thing that was stated in my other group is that fantasies usually hold a sense of timelessness because they take place in a different world in a different time and space. Therefore they could technically take place anywhere at any time. I think this makes it easier for fantasies especially to be able to live throughout the ages. 1mo
JazzFeathers @TheReadingMermaid l don't agree on the fantasy point. Fantasy is only make up, after all. The true story hinges to the themes it presents. Those are what readers react to. And it takes a master storyteller to tell a story that resonates with readers far from them in space and time. I read many fantasy stories that were not timeless at all. 1mo
Schnoebs I think it‘s the sense of friendship and the over adventure of going on an epic adventure. We all wish we could go off on a trip somewhere to experience new things and having a wizard just pop up on your doorstep and say you‘re going with these dwarves on an adventure is just something we all would love to happen 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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One of the things that is most complained about in The Hobbit is the amount of songs and poems it contains. Did you read them? If you did, did you enjoy them?

Just for fun because I love this song so much:
https://youtu.be/Pyy_FIYE7EE

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag I tend to skim 🤔 I love the score music from the movies though ❤️ 1mo
BookwormAHN I also love that one, but I typically cringe when characters start singing or doing poetry. 1mo
IndoorDame When I read I always end up skimming songs, but I listened to the audiobook version this time around, and for the first time the poems and songs really came alive because they were sung in the characters accents and the distinctive early music cadence that a lot of ballads use, and it totally added to the atmosphere of the scenes 1mo
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hes7 @IndoorDame I listened to the audiobook, too, and I also enjoyed the bits of song and poetry. The musical aspect broke up the narrative and kept the story engaging to hear. 1mo
JazzFeathers I'm not a poetry gal at all, but l fell in love with Tolkien's poetry during the #FellowshipOfTolkien readalong (when it was still the #YearOfTolkien). There's such music in it. I'm not surprised that people who listened to the audiobook appreciated it more (need to listen to it next time!) 1mo
Schnoebs I always enjoy when authors but poetry or songs in their books, especially for fantasy, because it makes the world come to life for me. The only issue for me is trying to read the bits after the songs without using a sing song tone while reading 😂 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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What plot turns did you like in the book? Or was it pretty much predictable?
If you have seen the films, what surprised you when you read the book?

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BookwormAHN I've read this book so many times, but originally I was surprised that neither Bilbo nor the dwarves killed Smaug. 1mo
JazzFeathers I've read the book a few times, the first time a few decades ago, so l don't really remember what surprised me the most the first time. But l think that the most surprising thing is that Bilbo took the Arkenstone. It's so unexpected that he found it, and his decisions about it are also quite unexpected. 1mo
jb72 @JazzFeathers I felt the same. why did he do that? 1mo
Schnoebs The fact that Bilbo and all these dwarves were just chilling in the watch tower while Smaug went and got himself killed just threw me for one hell of a loop. I had to call my boyfriend and vent for half an hour while he just laughed at me 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Which characters did you like the most? Are there any that you disliked?
were you able to keep all the characters straight? 😂

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kaysworld1 I loved all the dwarfs they were so great and funny. Thorin / Richard was great at the start of the film but then towards the end he just lost something and it became embarrassing to watch him, not good. Legolas I don't think should have been in the movie either for me it didn't fit. 1mo
BookwormAHN I loved how the movies gave different personalities to the dwarves, in the books they aren't so indistinguishable. My favorite is Smaug. Honestly I would have been fine if he had eaten everyone and kept his mountain. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @BookwormAHN hahaha! I also like how the movie gave each dwarf their individuality and uniqueness. It made it so much easier to keep track of them. 1mo
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IndoorDame I haven‘t seen the movie and I did have some trouble keeping track of all the dwarfs. By the end more of them stood out distinctly, but a few were still just names. 1mo
JazzFeathers @BookwormAHN Smaug is indeed such a great character. I don't think l'd be able to choose one over the others. I love Bilbo as a MC. He's relatable and endearing and has such a great sense of humour. But l also love Gandalf, such a great character, far more complex that readers normally think. And l do have a soft spot for the Dwarves. I think Thorin is a formidable character. Such complexity there too. 1mo
JazzFeathers @IndoorDame l think that to a point, Tolkien did mean them to feel more a group than a collection of individuals. He does often use 'they' as in 'they say', which of course can't mean that they all said the same thing at the same time, but more that they acted like a whole entity, a tight community. 1mo
Schnoebs I liked Thorin in the beginning but his greediness really frustrated by the end. The opposite was true for Bilbo for me. He rather annoyed me in the beginning but by the end I really appreciated him. I was rather annoyed though that Kilo and Fili (who were the youngest and seemed to have a bit more personality and ability to stand on their own) died. It seemed like the ones we connected with the most in the dwarves were the ones we lost 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Did the author do a good job of world building? Why or why not?
If there was one thing you could ask the author, what would it be?

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BookwormAHN Absolutely, world building was talent of Tolkien. I do wish there were more or any female characters. 1mo
IndoorDame Yes! World building is woven through the whole book, not just a chapter or two, and discovering this world is one of the main joys of this novel. 1mo
hes7 I think Tolkien does a great job of establishing his world without being overwhelming. I especially enjoyed this moments when the narrative would say, “Oh, there‘s more to that story, but another time,” hinting at how grand his Middle Earth really is. 1mo
JazzFeathers I learned only recently that The Hobbit was not supposed to be part of Tolkien's legendarium when the book was first written. But Tolkien decided to use his stories as a - well l wouldn't really say a backdrop. They were more like a props. Tolkien use them as a background that he would not really use, but which would nonetheless be in the back of his mind. That's what gives that sense of completness, in my opinion. 1mo
Schnoebs The world building was a lot of fun for me and because of the movies, I would always finding myself looking up different scenes or moments just to enjoy them even more. 1mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Welcome welcome welcome to The Hobbit discussion!!!
First off who is reading this book for the first time?
Who is rereading this book?

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BookwormAHN I'm not sure how many times I've read The Hobbit, definitely over 10. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid This is actually my first time reading it. But I have seen all three of the recent films and I grew up watching the 1970s animated film. 1mo
IndoorDame I had it read to me as a kid, but I was young so it feels pretty new to me. 1mo
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hes7 Second time for me! 1mo
JazzFeathers Hi there! Sorry l'm so late. I saw the discussion only this morning and work only allowes me to go through it now. But l'm always up por a Tolkien discussion. This was my fifth read of The Hobbit, and l totally loved it once more. 1mo
Schnoebs Read it for the first time and really enjoyed it! 1mo
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BookwormAHN
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I loved The Hobbit reread 💚
#LOTRBuddyRead @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Discussion tomorrow! 1mo
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Ke633
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I missed #HobbitWeek on Instagram so I‘ll put a picture here. 😂😂 With my Hobbit jade plant. 💙💙

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TheReadingMermaid
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Do I even have to say that I would recommend this book? LOL 😉

Please read my full review here:
https://thereadingmermaidsreviews.weebly.com/book-reviews/the-hobbit-by-j-r-r-to...

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I finally get what the hype is about. Am definitely going to see the movie too xD

cherinium Don't stop there! IMO, The Lord of the Rings is even better. And the associated movies are by far better than the adaptation of The Hobbitt. 1mo
zefmii The movies are horrendous!!! The LoTR movies are much much better.
Also, are you going to watch the online series that Amazon is producing? I am hyped about it, hope they don't dissapoint me.
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SanjanaGhosh @cherinium I do plan to. I just hope I don't find the movies too stretched out 1mo
SanjanaGhosh @zefmii I had no idea a series was coming up. Can't wait 1mo
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carmina.perez
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The protagonist (turned antagonist towards the end of the book) is Thorin Oakenshield. He is the king of dwarves and known as the King Under the Mountain, since he used to live under the Lonely Mountain. Previous to the story setting, his home is captured by an evil dragon named Smaug. This book is about the journey of Thorin and his family to reclaim their home. The problem is resolved when Bard, one of Thorin's friends, kills Smaug in battle.

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hes7
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This is a book I‘ll happily continue to reread for many years. 😍 #lotrbuddyread

Ericalambbrown Same. It was required reading in 7th grade for me in nineteen eighty-cough-something. 🤣 It started my love of the genre in general and Tolkien in particular. 2mo
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zefmii
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Beautifull book, I really loved it. I have a lot to say about this book, but I will only want to recommend it to everyone, it is worth reading.

myellenbee One of my favorite books. Many reads over my life. 2mo
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TK421
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Palimpsest Awesome! 2mo
Caterina This is the edition my dad read aloud to my brother and me from. ❤️🥰 2mo
TK421 @Caterina I bought this edition ages ago at Borders before they closed. It is one of my favorite that I own. 2mo
AshleyHoss820 My Dad would read aloud from this exact edition on long car rides! He gifted it to me a few years ago! Gorgeous edition! 😍😄 2mo
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Here‘s my line up for the #24b4monday #readathon this month. It consists of books in part of the way through, and a couple ARCs I wanted to get done this month.
I‘m travelling, so no idea how much I‘ll get done but 🤞🏼

TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 you got a copy of Dominion of the Star as well? Do please tell me what you think of it. I have it in my schedule for December. 😉 2mo
HufflepuffGirl90 @TheReadingMermaid I will definitely let you know!! 😘 2mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon. Some great choices. 😊 2mo
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jb72
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Book-a-week challenge - week 3 - The Hobbit
I finished this book last week. My first time reading The Hobbit, and I give it a 🤘🏻 for sure. I didn‘t like the audio dramatization, but that‘s all I could get my hands on at the time. #thehobbit

Edit: another #seriesread (new to me series actually) @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Awesome! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
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Hobbiton

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Hobbiton

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DrawingSustenance 💚💚💚💚💚 2mo
Cathythoughts So adorable 2mo
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Hobbiton, Bag End

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Hobbiton

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Hobbiton

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Hobbiton

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Hobbiton

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MySharonaK How beautiful, I wouldn‘t mind living there for a while 😍 2mo
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Hobbiton

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Hobbiton (there‘s going to be a few pictures!)

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audraelizabeth
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Thanks for the tag @RamsFan1963
I tag anyone who hasnt played
#7days7covers

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pilardib
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Now he had become the real leader in their adventure. He had begun to have ideas and plans of his own.