I thought I would start up a little series of posts on some of my favourite books. I’m not quite sure why, but here are some of my all time favourite reads – I was going to do a top ten post, but found that there may well be more than ten…so I will spread them out instead. You will be able to find them all on the Book Friends tab at the top of the page if you would like to see them all together once they have been posted.
The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien
My battered copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have seen me through leaving home, starting Uni, life in between and moving back home. They have moved with me twelve times in the last eleven years. I used to read them both around once a year, but lately that commitment seems to be too much sadly. Perhaps I need to change that – maybe a couple of chapters of Middle Earth and the epic quests of Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves and Men are just what I need right now.
These books are also a rarity in that the film versions are just as good as the books. Extended edition DVDs and a big cup of tea (well OK, vats of tea would be needed to continually top up during these mammoth adventures…) make for a perfect rainy Sunday afternoon. Actually it is raining now, can I pretend it is Sunday now?
Tolkien, I love you just a little bit.
PS – If you haven’t read Letters from Father Christmas and want to get yourself in a Christmassy mood later on this year, I can highly recommend it. Wonderful little book.