Musing Mondays is a bookish meme created by MizB of the blog Should Be Reading. This is a weekly event which gently encourages us all to think about our interactions with books and our feelings towards them. Anyone can join in, so let’s have some fun!
What to Do:
- Describe one of your reading habits.
- Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
- What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on and why?
- Tell us what you’re reading right now, what you think of it so far, why you chose it and what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying about it.
- Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it!
- Leave a comment on MizB’s Musing Mondays post (here) and include a link to your post.
Currently I am re-reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I always find this to be a fun read with a fast pace (once the initial introductions are finished) which is why I decided to re-read it now. We’re redecorating at the moment, so I have little time to read and when I do get a chance, I’m honestly exhausted. A nice, light-hearted book like this is exactly what I need.
I often re-read books that I enjoy immensely and have read The Hobbit about ten times now. I first read it when I was about twelve years old and I can honestly say that I enjoyed my first read just as much as my current one.
The enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger and in the end it is Bilbo Baggins alone who must face the guardian of this treasure, the most dreaded dragon in all Middle-earth.