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 still re-reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I decided to re-read it because I knew I would hardly have any time for reading. We’re redecorating at the moment and I’m also about to start a temporary job, so a book like this is ideal – one I can put down any time and later pick up straight back where I was again. A nice, light-hearted book like this is exactly what I need.
The beginning of The Hobbit reminds me of a charming children’s tale:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort.
Description (from the back of the book):
“Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance.
Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Biblo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…”