This week I’m celebrating The Fellowship of the Ring!
I loved reading The Hobbit a couple summers ago.
I loved the Lord of the Rings movies from a few years back, though. I had a failed attempt getting into the book(s) awhile back because the prologue was too dry and I didn’t want to skip it. (But I would recommend skipping it if you’re new to Middle Earth- and then go back to it once you’ve gotten accustomed to the world of hobbits, wizards, elves, dwarves, and other creatures.)
One of my sisters and I decided to read the Lord of the Rings this year giving me the incentive to pick it up again. I’ve been quite taken by Tolkien’s work so far. This whole new world he’s created is amazing and so real. Despite it being written only in the last century, it feels like it’s been around forever and the basis of all great fantasy novels.
I couldn’t help but keep looking back at the maps, tracking their journeys. I also couldn’t help but wonder about they had played out in the movies.
I love hobbits- Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, and the whole lot of them. Despite their size and their preference to stay where it’s comfortable, safe and familiar, they are willing to step up and go the distance for the greater good.
What are you celebrating this week?