Purchased: The Hobbit

“Adventure? No, thank you!”

Author: J R R Tolkien

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Age: Children’s+

Released: 30th August 2012

How amazing are these covers for the film tie-in of The Hobbit by HarperCollins Publishers. Being a really big fan of The Lord of The Rings trilogy films, I couldn’t wait until The Hobbit was released. This time though, I’m deciding to take the plunge into the world of Tolkien, and seriously educate myself on this epic series, in the word.

I have high expectations, that will no doubt be fulfilled, considering every fantasy author names Tolkien as one of their inspirations. My only shame is how long it took me to buy the book!

Just to make life more lush, there’s a children’s version of the film tie-in cover, featuring a lovely illustration. I have the grown-up looking cover, but am kicking myself for not spotting the cuter cover first.

Read the blurb below!


Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.

But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…


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