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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

I fell in love with The Hobbit all over again, in reading it to my children. It is such a delightful read-aloud.  I love the love of home and simple pleasures that pervades the book. I'm sure that those few who read my blog don't need me to gush about The Hobbit, so I thought I would share a lovely quote from it instead:

"'Then the prophecies of the old songs have turned out to be true, after a fashion!' said Bilbo.

'Of course!', said Gandalf. 'And why should not they prove true? Surely you don't disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don't really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? 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!'

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


  1. I was happy to read your review since I've enjoyed this book and was dismayed to recently read another blogger who thought it was boring.

  2. One can always be allowed a little time and leeway to gush about Tolkien.