“Farewell! Wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end! May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks…”
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) was published 84 years ago (21 September 1937), by UK publisher George Allen & Unwin.
INTERESTING NOTE: The Hobbit was originally an oral bedtime story for Tolkien’s sons. In the Preface of The Hobbit’s 50th Anniversary Edition, Christopher Tolkien explains:
“He [J.R.R. Tolkien] remembers that I (then between four or five years old) was greatly concerned with petty inconsistency as the story unfolded, and that on one occasion I interrupted: “Last time you said Bilbo’s was blue, and you said Thorin has a golden tassel on his hood, but you’ve just said that Bilbo’s front door was green, and the tassel on Thorin’s hood was silver’; at which point my father muttered, ‘Damn the boy,’ and then ‘strode across the room’ to his desk to make a note.”
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My signed copy of The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood is finally here and it's gorgeous!
I've read it when it was still being written as a reylo fanfic back in 2018/19 (can't remember the specific year/months of when it was first published) and this story - and author - meant so much to me back then that I'm so excited to dive back into it as an original romance novel. It definitely feels a little surreal but in an amazing way.
This will be one of those books that I'll never shut up about.
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