Life of a Book Hoarder, Movie / TV Reviews

My Favorite Scenes From The Hobbit

Look, no one needs another damn review of The Hobbit. If you haven’t heard of the book or heard/read someone’s opinion on it, you can throw a virtual stone on any literary website and probably find more reviews, articles, and homages than you could shake a stick (virtual or otherwise) at. So instead I’m going to talk about some of my favorite scenes – the ones that keep me rereading this book every year!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Hobbit (II)

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Hobbit

I know we’re all familiar with that old phrase, “Never judge a book by its cover” and I’d like to think that as book fans, we try extra hard to follow that rule (both literally and more metaphorically in relation to all areas of life). But let’s be real guys, we do judge books by their covers. If we didn’t, publishers wouldn’t keep putting out different cover designs for our favorite novels!

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