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.
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.
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!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist and editor of lifestyle blog Whispered Inspirations. A social media junkie, a travel-lover with insatiable wanderlust and an aficionado for fun gadgets, good eats, and entertainment. You can find her on Instagram and everywhere else under @WhispersInspire.