Katie on the Hobbit…


  • The Hobbit brings me back

A little girl, tucked into bed, Daddy reading confidently from a book with a soft green cover, always knowing what all the words meant and how to say them and how to shift his tone as he read for the dwarves, that mysterious wizard, and poor poor Mr. Baggins who was so imposed upon when they scratched his pretty green door, tramped into his house, and dragged him on an adventure. It was years before I would pick up “the sequel” Lord of the Rings that my Daddy said I needed to be older to read, in the three pretty red-bound volumes on that high shelf. I loved Tolkien’s world and I loved the bedtime ritual, stories from Daddy and songs from Mommy and all my stuffed animals tucked around me sleepy-eyed and relaxed as we dreamed of dragons and magic rings and floating down a river in barrels. Hmmm maybe I need to pick this one up again. 🙂

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

9 thoughts on “Katie on the Hobbit…

  1. I remember reading the first chapter to a friend. She just couldn’t get past the scratch on the pretty door and the dwarves’ terrible song about breaking Bilbo’s dishes (never mind that they were doing the opposite of their song). It wasn’t until after she read the LOTR trilogy before she could go back and enjoy The Hobbit 🙂

  2. Brings back memories of my husband reading the four Tolkien books to our children. Because the age spread was so big, we read them twice, to different sets of children. Fun!

  3. I love writings of Tolkien! The Hobbit is such a classic… And I’m looking forward to seeing the film adaptation of it too. My mom read to my sister and I when we were young… I still think often of those sweet bedtime story times… Happy Weekend, Ellen :o) ((HUGS))

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