A Good Book Has No Ending.

A Good Book Has No Ending.

A Good Book Has No Ending.

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss


Reading is something that has always been an enormous part of my life, as a child it was one of my most favorite escapes.

When I wasn’t playing kick the can with the boys or catching turtles and frogs in a pond, you could find me curled on the coach or in my bed reading a good book.

To me, it was a port key to another world, another time and a walk through another person’s life.

So, yeah–I was a bookworm, better yet, I still am a bookworm.

I don’t go a day without reading, I read the news, I read things of interest, magazines and of course, I read books. Except now, I read e-books (which is another dream come true, I always dreamed of having some form of electric book, and lo and behold, technology has done it-I had quite an imagination) and I usually do most of my reading online. Simply because I rather not waste paper but, I do however own the books I truly, truly love.

One of my favorite books of all time is J.R.R. Tolkien’s, The Hobbit. I think I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve read this book since childhood. The first time I read it was when I was 10 years-old, my Grade 5 teacher read it to our class and I loved the book so much that he gave me the book to keep.

I kept it until Gabs was born, I think at the age of 2 she got to it and well, let’s just say she went to town on it. I’ve recently purchased this book for her and we’ve started to read it together. She is just as much a bookworm as I am and I am blessed to say with thanks to my dad and her teachers she is a very advanced reader.

A Good Book Has No Ending.

J.R.R. Tolkien.

YUUP. I’m a Tolkien geek and when I heard that Peter Jackson was making The Hobbit, well–I just about spazzed out like a pack of Justin Bieber fans watching him flip his bang.


Yes indeedy.

Now, what is it that most captured me about The Hobbit? Well, to me it was something beyond comprehension (at the time) that one man could dream up different races, different languages and a whole new world. To bring it to life through words was what drew me in, chapter after chapter. The lore, the adventure and the characters who faced almost impending doom–courageously prevailed.

It is actually my love for reading that led me to my love of writing and the written word. Whether I do it for myself or for others to read, it’s something that has always been a passion of mine.

Not familiar with this author or book? Well, it’s a 1937 novel and if you’ve watched The Lord of the Rings, this book and story is the prequel. It is the story that explains much of what happens in the Trilogy. If you’ve ever hissed “My preciousssssss” to something that you can’t live without, you’ll discover the story of Gollum and where it all began.

Now, I love me some Gandalf, magical elves and a pack of butt-spankin’ dwarves… Oh and a dragon??

Sooo, I’m very anxious to see the interpretation that Jackson will bring to film, he kept it very close to the novels in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and I doubt ‘The Hobbit’ will be any different. Especially in dialogue.

I’m excited to see the characters brought to life and the magic of it all.

So, what is one of your favorite books and why?

I wanna know, til then, cheers m’deres!


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  1. I love books, I devour books! I was the nerd who practically lived in the library in middle school…. I love libraries, stacks and stacks of books, and the smell of books!! AH!

    My kiddos and I read the Hobbit together last summer. We're always reading something together. We haven't stepped into Lord of the Rings yet – it's still a bit too intense for them I think.

    Favorite book? Just one!? impossible. LOL! My favorite series right now is the Circle Trilogy (now actually 4 books) by Ted Dekker (Black, Red, White and Green – Green can be read first or last, so it's like Book Zero or Book 4…). I like all of Dekker's stuff. Love C.S. Lewis, and Tolkien, and Madeline L'Engle's books too. OH, so many good books!!!

  2. Aww, Raylene! I am glad you are so passionate about reading too! I love it and I'm so glad my girls do too. It's something that is not only useful for them but, it widens their imaginations to so much more!

    The Hobitt is definitely one of my faves, though I have many more that I adore too. 🙂

  3. I am like you Nancy and was (am) a total bookworm growing up. I was really into the Sweet Valley Twins series and the V.C. Andrews books.

    I've never read the hobbit…can you believe it? Maybe I should try it.

  4. I just started reading this to my 4 year old daughter at bedtime. It has always been one of my favourite books, but reading it out loud I am constantly stuck anew at Tolkien’s gift for words. The sentences roll off of my tongue, the cadence is amazing. I am falling in love all over again, and so is my little girl, lulled off to dream time in the company of hobbits, dwarves and dragons.

    I simply can't wait for The Hobbit movie to come out. Seeing the first Lord of the Rings film in the theatre was a very memorable "movie magic" moment for me. My jaw was agape and my heart was aflutter as I gazed upon real hobbits living in real hobbit holes.

    I live in a house with thousands of books, and thanks to the library have read many more then I own. As Raylene said, how on earth could I pick just one favourite book? How about… anything by Dianne Wynne Jones, the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, Seaward by Susan Cooper, The 5 Children and It by E. Nesbit. Or for slightly more grown up tastes… Tam Lin by Pamela Dean, or anything by Charles de Lint, just for starters.

    1. Ahh Deanna, I absolutely love to see other book enthusiasts and bookworms to be! I think it is ONE of my favorite books of all time. I love it, no matter what age I am. LOL, maybe we will run into each other at the movies! We absolutely love the library, it makes me so happy when we drive past and my daughter rather go there than anywhere else. It's a beautiful thing.

  5. When i was younger it was Thomas Mann’s The Magic mountain and it was so beautifully written, I savored every word.

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