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Daisey
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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From “Inside Information,” a long quote but a good one! I always love the word play.

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TheSpineView
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Pickpick

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It is the cutest holiday book I have read for a long time. It is a collection of actual letters written to Tolkien's children by Father Christmas. Of course we know who really wrote the letters. Each letter was usually accompanied by a drawing. Such as Santa's house at the North Pole. Most letters had a story about someone or happenings at the North Pole.⬇️

Patchshank I forgot all about this book. I've been wanting to read it, but I decided to save it for Christmas time and then just forgot about it 🤪. Thank you for reminding me.😋 1d
TheSpineView The stories about the North Polar Bear were my favorites. He was always into something. I can just imagine how excited Tolkien's kids would have been to get a letter from Santa. 5⭐ 1d
TheSpineView @Patchshank I loved it! The letters were so inventive and sometimes funny. I loved thecstory about how the North Polar Bear set off all the fireworks by accident. 1d
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Patchshank @TheSpineView I found it on Kindle unlimited and I've read a few pages of it. So far I like how mishaps are incorporated into the letters. Like with the damaged chocolates. I wonder if there was an accident with the chocolates or if Tolkien would damage the chocolates on purpose to have something goofy to write and have evidence of. Like when parents leave cookie crumbs to show Santa ate the cookies. 1d
TheSpineView @Patchshank Who knows. He had such a brilliant mind. 😊 1d
tournevis I looove this book. It's my favourite Tolkien, by far. 1d
JazzFeathers Last year l read it twice e with two different reading groups. Absolutely adored it! 9h
TheSpineView @JazzFeathers Yes it is adorable! 9h
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Daisey
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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It‘s been tough fitting in all the reading time I might want the last few days, so I‘m compromising a bit. Some days I read our Hobbit chapter, and some days I listen on the way to or from school. Then I read the annotations and enjoy the related artwork when I get home. The audio version is well done, but this is absolutely a book I enjoy more in print.

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Bookishlie Awesome! I have three chapters to catch up on. Work has kicked my butt!! 2d
JazzFeathers @Bookishlie l hear you. Same here. @Daisey lt sounds a good compromise to me 😆 2d
Daisey @Bookishlie @JazzFeathers Yes, between the end of the semester at school and getting things ready for the holidays, my reading time is rather limited! It's also a good excuse to listen to the audio since I have it. 1d
Bookishlie I‘ll have to get this annotated book too I love annotated editions!! 1d
Daisey @Bookishlie To be fair, I think I've read most of the annotation information in History of the Hobbit, but it is convenient to have the notes alongside. I think my favorite part this time through has been the illustrations from various international editions. 1d
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Skygoddess1
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Pickpick

I‘ve had this on my ereader for a while now and I finally decided to pick it up. This was a fun and sweet read as it contains a series of letters that J. R. R. Tolkien wrote over the years to his children in the guise of Santa. A nice addition to the ebook was audio narration of the letters on top of the print; the pictures and drawings sealed the deal. #WinterGames #TheFilthyAnimals #ImpulseRead #HolidayRead

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mabell
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BarkingMadRun So cute! 3d
Eggs Loved this so much❤️🎄❤️ 3d
mabell @BarkingMadRun @Eggs It‘s still TBR 😬 I‘ve flipped through it, and read here and there. I need to read it through! 3d
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Aimeesue
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I love this edition - the letters are reproduced on loose pages and you take them out of the envelopes (glued to the pages) to read them.

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Lcsmcat I have that same edition! They‘re fun, aren‘t they? 5d
LeahBergen Oooo! I need this. I‘ve never read it and I‘ve been looking for a pretty edition. 5d
BookNAround I have this one too. It‘s in my permanent Christmas book collection. 5d
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Aimeesue @Lcsmcat They're quite fun! As long as you remember to put the letters back in the envelopes! 😂 1d
Aimeesue @LeahBergen It's quite nice. Unless you're a sensitive polar bear. 😁 1d
Aimeesue @BookNAround I recommend that everyone keep one in their permanent Christmas book collection! It's lovely. 1d
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue 🤣😂🤣 1d
Aimeesue @Lcsmcat True story: Some years ago, one of my kids had a deluxe Dragonology book that had all kinds of letters, tickets, notebook pages, etc. done in the same manner. I found a tiny letter out of it last week. AND PUT IT BACK! 🤣 1d
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue Of course you did! I‘m still doing that and my kids are grown. 23h
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Daisey
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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I didn‘t get much reading done last night after working on Christmas decorations, so I‘m catching up on “Riddles in the Dark” with coffee this morning.

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Readage Love your book tree 😉 6d
JazzFeathers I need to catch up too. And my boss wants a tree of books like that in the bookshop. I know what l'll be doing Monday morning. Bi 6d
JazzFeathers But tonight, Hobbit catch up! 6d
Daisey @Readage Thank you! 6d
Daisey @JazzFeathers I‘ll be curious to see what you come up with at the shop. Enjoy your catch up reading time! 6d
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Daisey
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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In Chapter 4, I find the giants up on the mountains intriguing and wish there was a bit more about them. Instead we get plenty of goblins. This chapter in the annotated edition includes many different illustrations of goblins, and I think this is my favorite.

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JazzFeathers I suspect Tolkien's kids were fond of goblins 😂 l too am fascinated with giants. I love that the Mountain becomes alive like that. I also quite like the way they depicted them in the film. 1w
wordslinger42 I've never seen that illustration before! 1w
Daisey @wordslinger42 I didn‘t realize the annotated edition included so many different illustrations by different artists from around the world. I‘ll loving that aspect! 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers That's a good point; I bet his kids did enjoy them! 1w
JulAnna 💛 this illustration! 7d
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Daisey
The Annotated Hobbit | John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson
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I used money from an early Christmas gift this year to purchase The Annotated Hobbit to go along with our current readalong. It arrived today so I‘m playing a bit of catch up on chapters 2 & 3. I‘m excited to see illustrations from other editions (above center is from the 1973 Slovak edition) and to read the annotations, although I doubt I‘ll get to all of them with this reading.

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JazzFeathers The Italian translation of this edition is the very first Tolkien book l ever bought. Nostalgia... 1w
Daisey @JazzFeathers What a wonderful memory! 1w
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BookwormAHN
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Pickpick

This is a fantastic book filled with letters and drawings that Tolkien wrote to his children while pretending to be Santa.
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aprilpohren Ohhh!! I just grabbed this on Kindle Unlimited. It sounds amazing!! 1w
RainyDayReading I really need to read this one someday 1w
MidnightBookGirl This sounds amazing! 21 pts! 1w
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