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typefetishist
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Re-reading The Hobbit today (Flemish version), in honour of Tolkiens birthday. Love this version with the quirky dwarves 😍
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JulAnna
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Aren‘t these covers gorgeous? A Christmas present from one of my adult children -perfect! 🥰
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vivastory I have the same editions. I love them! 2mo
JazzFeathers I adore these editions 😍 2mo
Linsy So pretty!!! 2mo
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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There is always such a sense of loss in Tolkien's concluding chapters, even when a lot is gained.
I often shed some tears at the end of his stories. It wasn't any different this rime.
There's such a masterful mix of sadness and happyness in this closing chapter.
It always saddens me to live Middle-Earth, but in The Hobbit, l do it with a smile.

Linsy It is such an impactful ending! I felt so much nostalgia for the beginning, but glad to be back and snuggled. 🥰 2mo
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I like that, in spite of all the bad things that happened in the last few chapters, things end on a positive note.
The dwarves show their worst and their best in these last chapters, what complex characters they truly are.

Nute Agreed! 2mo
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I'm always pleasantly surprised of how Tolkien writes battle scenes, which is one of the hardest things to do in storytelling.
He never confuses. I always have the sensation he perfectly knows what's happening and so l know too. He has a great sense of the epic, and still some passages are very personal.

He's fantastic.

Daisey Very true! 2mo
Linsy I don‘t always enjoy battle scenes, but I followed and enjoyed them in The Hobbit! 2mo
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eanderson
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Pickpick

Retreading the Hobbit reminds me of how awesome JRR Tolkien was. His ability to create worlds and languages is amazing. I saw some more of the simple humor this time around than I did before. I love this book! #FellowshipOfTolkien #ThereAndBackAgain

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I hope everyone has had a chance to finish or is able to catch-up over this weekend.

I just want to say that I loved re-reading this with you all, and at this time of year it seemed like such a good fit...one chapter a day and each chapter a small self contained mini adventure, like an advent calendar of short stories combining into one book.

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Daisey I completely agree! 2mo
JazzFeathers That is really true. I never really noticed before that so many of the chapters are little self-contained stories. I loved reading group it again with you guys. Finished yesterday night. 2mo
Nute Agreed! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Nute Are you joining us for LOTR next? 2mo
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Started the #11thHourReadathon very late yesterday, but still managed to finished The Hobbit.

And once again l absolutely loved it. This last part really made me think and feel, and l confess l even shade a few tears, in that episode you know.
Bilbo's pure heart and willingness to be useful was so endearing. And also so inspiring.

Loved it. Just loved it once more.

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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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These are such fantastic chapters, and so full of heart.
It says a lot that, after giving up the Arkenstone, what Bilbo dreams about is eggs and bacon.

EclecticReaders Even in Middle Earth, everything is better with bacon. 2mo
llwheeler So true! 2mo
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JazzFeathers
The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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There's a reason why this part of story sounds so different from the first part. Tolkien wrote it at the end, beginning to end, after a long pause and it is almost a story in its own right. A legend in its own right. Tolkien's love for legends, that crept in in the central episodes of the books, here bold lying came to the fore.

Fantastic!

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