11.09.2012

Book Beginnings - The Hobbit


Book Beginnings is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Share the first sentence (or so) of a book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts and impressions about the sentence or book. Remember to include the title of the book and the author AND link up at the Rose City Reader

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a dirty, nasty, 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. 
I've decided to join a Read-along of The Hobbit hosted at Unputdownables. I've always wanted to read this book, and since the movie is coming out soon, I want to have it read or mostly read before then.

I like the beginning...I knew what this comfortable hobbit-hole looked like before I read the beginning. (because I've seen The Fellowship of the Ring)

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  1. I read this book many years ago and then tackled the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Good stuff! This opening grabs me because it has such a story-telling feel to it -- like "once upon a time." Makes me want to snuggle under a quilt and read for a good long time.
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    1. It is very storyteller-ish, haha. A good story being told. The first couple chapters go by so quickly.

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  2. I've been meaning to reread this book before the movie comes out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years.

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    1. I'm enjoying it so far. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! (and hosting)

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  4. I love The Hobbit and am excited about the movie. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I need, need, NEED to read The Hobbit before the movie comes out in theaters. It's awesome that you're reading it before the movie as well. Thanks for posting this!

    My book beginning: http://thereadingkorner.blogspot.com/2012/11/against-beginning.html

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    1. Haha. You should join the read-along!

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