Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher: Harper Collins (1991)
Page Count: 256
Publication Date: September 21, 1937
A day well spent for a hobbit is curled up in front of a warm fire with a full pipe after second breakfast. Bilbo’s quiet home is turned upside down when the wizard Gandalf shows up at his door talking of a mysterious adventure that Bilbo must set out on right away with a determined group of demanding dwarves. Where will this journey lead him?
Thoughts on the book:
Home is where the heart is and leaving home is one of the hardest choices an individual has to make. But leaving home is what builds character and creates independence and bigger purpose in life. Bilbo’s adventure turns into a journey of self-discovery as much as it helps his friends. Outside of the comfort of what he’s used to, Bilbo stretches himself to overcome obstacles that would stand between him and his goal; something that would have never occurred in the safe boundaries of the Shire.
A question that came to mind while reading The Hobbit:
What’s the benefit of moving away from a hometown?
“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit