WHAT BOOK AM I MOST GRATEFUL FOR?
I read lots of books. I've always read lots of book. But of those, there is one that comes to the very top of the list. This book needs about zero introduction, and I don't think I could do it justice if I tried.
THE HOBBIT by J. R. R. Tolkien (George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1937)
The cover of my edition
What is so amazing about this book?
1) First, it's the main reason I actually started writing.
2) I spent tons of time immersing myself in the world of Middle Earth. I wanted to live there...
3) I think I would best be an elf. They are definitely the coolest beings.
4) I read and studied THE SILMARILLION.
5) I started thinking that it was a lot of time to spend immersed in someone else's world.
6) I wondered if I could create a world of my own.
7) I gave it a try.
So, I started writing. But I still absolutely love everything about Middle Earth. The mythology. The history. The movies. The books.
I'm beyond excited to the movie, coming this Christmas. It's actually the first movie in ages that I can actually fathom camping out in line to get good seats for. (Whether this becomes a reality in my life is a whole other question.)
And I adore this short film by Gene Deitch which was recently discovered. I think, though he diverges from the Tolkien scripture, what I love best about this is his realization that THE HOBBIT really could use a strong female character :)
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