“The Hobbit” Read-Along, Chapter 19: “The Last Stage”

[Sorry for the lag for this final post of our magnificent Read-Along for The Hobbit. In Melpomene’s absence, I’m filling in to offer my thoughts on the end to Tolkien’s fairy story.] Chapter 19 The Last Stage Sing we now softly, and dreams let us weave him! Wind him in slumber and there let usContinue reading ““The Hobbit” Read-Along, Chapter 19: “The Last Stage””

Happy Hobbit Thanksgiving!

Originally posted on jubilare:
Lets face it, Thanksgiving is a very Hobbitish holiday. Food, family, thankfulness, and more food. It seems appropriate, therefore, to have one of our chapters from The Hobbit Read-along fall on this day. Here we are, at the next to last chapter, “The Return Journey”. We have been in the midst…

The Hobbit: Chapter 17, The Clouds Burst

Originally posted on My Seryniti:
Have you seen this read a long… Let’s catch up first and let me warn you, if you have not yet read the Hobbit or the chapters please note that there are spoilers. Some chapters even discuss what is to come next in the book! Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party…

“The Hobbit” Read-Along: Chapter XVI, A Thief in the Night

Originally posted on The Old Book Junkie:
Bilbo Baggins Delivery (Photo credit: nevermindtheend) “The Hobbit” isn’t a very long book. It runs a mere 250 pages or so. For most of us, that’s easy. But not if you’re Bilbo Baggins. He’s not used to ten pages of adventures, much less 250. Just look what he’s been…

Chapter 15: The Gathering of the Clouds

Originally posted on Grimmella:
Only a few more chapters left! Which means it’s only a few more weeks before The Hobbit is released! As a reminder, all previous chapters available by clicking on The Hobbit Read-Along tab just to the left. Just some thoughts I had while reading the chapter: It’s interesting that ravens are…

Giving Voice to the Story: On Reading the Hobbit Aloud to my Son

Originally posted on A Pilgrim in Narnia:
This blog is part of The Hobbit Read-Along at The Warden’s Walk. I’ve been assigned Chapter 14: Fire and Water. Feel free to comment on any of the great blogs in the series. When I jumped into the Hobbit Read-Along, I never imagined that I would struggle to…

Chapter Thirteen: Not at Home

Originally posted on Lights in the Library:
Okay, so can I share with you what is quite possibly one of my favorite of all of Tolkien’s countless thousands of sentences? “If you want to know what cram is, I can only say that I don’t know the recipe; but it is biscuitish, keeps good indefinitely,…

The Hobbit Read-Along: A Warm Welcome

Originally posted on Egotist's Club:
Hot food, comfortable clothes, soft beds, and happy cheers. It seems that Thorin & Co have finally reached a safe stage in their travels. Even, dare we say it, a peaceful stage. A nice chapter. It sets my teeth on edge. This entire chapter is eerily unsettling to me.…