After hearing about the release of The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey, I decided to read the Hobbit (novel).
The Hobbit is set in the land of Middle Earth and focuses on a young hobbit called Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins is a respectable young hobbit who would never dream in getting mixed up in anything unusual until one day he meets the mysterious Gandalf and a troupe of thirteen dwarfs.
Unwillingly, Bilbo sets of with Gandalf and the Dwarfs, in search of the dragon Smaug, to regain treasure he stole from the leader of the dwarves; Thorin Oakenshield.
The Hobbit for me was a truly excellent read, I literally couldn’t put it down! I am now moving on to reading the Lord of the Rings books and I hope I have as much luck with them.
The film of course is being made by Peter Jackson, the acclaimed director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film also stars Sherlock actor; Martin Freeman as Bilbo. That’s something to look forward too.