Life of a Book Hoarder

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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Reactions to One-Star Reviews of My Favorite Books

I’ve seen several accounts on YouTube post their reactions to one-star reviews on their favorite reads and I wanted to jump on the bandwagon.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Lord of the Rings (II)

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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My Literary Tattoos

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some pictures of the half-sleeve I got in May. If you don’t follow me, here is a shameless plug where I say you should follow me: Hey, you should follow me!

Anyway – I figured I’d do a post with some nice pictures now that my arm is healed and give a brief explanation of what I chose to get.

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Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Lord of the Rings

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 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 wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

A friend was going to get rid of this old box set, but smartly asked if I wanted it first. The books are pretty beat up, to the point where they’re unreadable because the spines have all separated from the covers. But I like the box they come in and their simplistic covers (even if they have yellowed with age). This set was published in the late 1970s by Houghton Mifflin. The pages themselves aren’t really photo-worthy and I don’t like to open the books since they’re already falling to pieces, but The Hobbit does have the standard illustrations throughout.

Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Hobbit, Etc. (VI)

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 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 wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 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 wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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