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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Posted: June 12, 2013 by thoughtsfrommyshelf in Movies, Reading
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If you were not able to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, I recommend you watch it. If you have not read The Hobbit by J.R Tolkien, I don’t know what you’re reading in the summer that can possibly beat such a classic. If you haven’t read fiction, or don’t like it, this is a great book to go to.

I don’t read fiction that often, and when my wife recommended The Hobbit, I wasn’t too excited. I hadn’t seen the Lord of The Rings trilogy either and when she introduced me to Middle Earth and all it had to offer, I was sold.

I read the Hobbit as fast as I could anticipating the movie…The only problem is, it’s coming out in three parts. Now, I don’t know how many of you are fans of the movie and how many of you have read the book and look forward to the visualization of what you’ve read. Six months isn’t a long time, but when you are waiting for a movie like this, it seems like a loooooong time.

I was waiting for 1 o’clock yesterday (for the preview release) as if I were waiting for the school bell to ring. Now, I wait the extended version of The Hobbit, the behind the scene vlog Peter Jackson makes, and Dec 13th like it’s nobodies business. Here is a preview to the Desolation of Smaug:




When books become movies…

Posted: December 13, 2012 by thoughtsfrommyshelf in Leisure, Movies

I know that there are going to be differences of opinion on books becoming movies. Some directors do a good job. Others make you wish you could get your 14 dollars back. Peter Jackson introduced me to J.R Tolkien. I had never read fiction before. But after seeing The Lord of the Rings, I was convinced that reading fiction would be my next buy.

When I heard that Peter Jackson was going to be making the prequel, The Hobbit, I had to read it. My son and I have now read and anticipated this movie for the last couple of months. I was probably more excited about his LOTR lego set than he was. We bought games, bookmarks, sketch books, and even want to eat hobbit-like meals that we found here.

I thank my beautiful wife for encouraging me to read fiction. She pushed and I finally budged. She has only enhanced my reading. I look forward to making Dwarf outfits, shields, and the festivities this weekend. If you have not read The Hobbit, I recommend you read it for fun. Sitting down and letting your mind travel to middle earth has been relaxing and fun. All that to say, I am pumped about this weekend!!!