Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .
This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings.
Well, I read this book initially because it was required in my English class. I really thought I was going to hate it... But, I didn't! I was so surprised. Every book I've ever read in English has been boring, but this one was really good.
Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit (obviously) who likes to stay in his little Hobbit hole and stay to himself. He likes so smoke his pipe, eat, clean, and take naps. His life style does a complete 360 turns when Gandalf arrives and tells Mr. Baggins he will be accompanying the 12 dwarves to go defeat the dragon called Smaug, and take back the land that was one the dwarves. Bilbo doesn't believe him at first and soon enough he got sucked into the whirlwind adventure.
All of the adventures in this book keeps you on your toes, I was like what's going to happen next??? I tried not to "read ahead" or appear too "anxious" to find out what happened so everyone wouldn't think I was a total nerd lol. My favorite adventure that they took was through the Mountain were Bilbo was knocked out and left behind... This part was so creepy, I kept thinking BILBO GET YOUR BUTT OUT OF THERE!!! Overall this story is fun, adventurous, and a great change of pace. I went into this book with really low expectations and came out really enjoying it.
I really enjoyed how Bilbo's character grew as the story progressed. He didn't think he was fit to be a Burglar at the beginning and by the end he was confident and an amazing Burglar... I really didn't think he would have had it in him lol. I love all of the characters! There are some that are more "known" than others, but they are all likeable in their own way :)
Okay, yeah I know that this trailer came out in January but I am JUST NOW seeing it lol, I’m horrible aren’t I? But, here recently I’ve been on a Lord of the Rings kick… I’ve read The Hobbit and I’m getting ready to start reading The Fellowship of the Ring (SUPER EXCITED). I’ve just watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Two Towers. They are SO good! My little sister has fallen in love with them also.
I’ve posted my review of the Hobbit before now also… but I thought I should post my review of the Hobbit along with the Hobbit trailer for those of you who haven’t seen it.
So, Lord of the Rings fans… are you excited for The Hobbit?? I know I am! Thanks for stopping by.