Malin’s #CBR5 Review #3: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

This is the first time I read The Hobbit myself. Many years ago, while the husband was still my boyfriend, he discovered that while I had read The Lord of the Rings several times, and in more than one language (Norwegian, then English), I had never actually read The Hobbit. I was never a huge fan of the long preface that explained about hobbits in LOTR, and frankly am one of the many people who think the first stretch of book, where they walk and walk and nearly get eaten by a tree and then walk some more (before Aragorn shows up, frankly) is dreadfully boring, and I didn’t really see why I’d want to read a kid’s book all about hobbits. More fool me, right?

 

3 thoughts on “Malin’s #CBR5 Review #3: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. Hey Malin! Number three already and not a novella? Impressive. I’ve tried to read this and LOTR and GOT and just can’t do it.

    I understand the link to your blog, but would you consider putting in a “more” link and posting the reviews in their entirety here? The bouncing makes me dizzy.

    • Thank you, Mrs. J, but I fear for my victory. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but both Valyruh and Jen K currently have 4 reviews posted, and neither of them are reading novellas either. I’m currently more than halfway through book 4, it’s a bloody awful Highlander romance that I’m going to enjoy writing a scathing review about, probably tomorrow.

      Last year I cross-posted my reviews in their entirety on the group blog, but by posting a link to my actual blog, I’m getting way more hits, and it makes me feel all special to see the visiting stats for my blog going up. Would it help if I stopped the reviews opening in a new tab/window?

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