How Being a Parent is Like Being a Hobbit

The Bookshelf of Emily J.

I read The Hobbit (1937) by J. R. R. Tolkien, number 16 on the BBC book list, several years ago, after The Lord of the Rings movies came out.  I wanted to know what the fuss was about, although I didn’t really like the movies and I was not willing to read the LOTR trilogy.  (I’ve since ventured into reading those for the BBC book list.  Click to see my posts about The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.)

the hobbit cover
I’ve been prompted to write about The Hobbit because my husband and I finally watched the three-hour movie (only the first half of the book!) that recently came out.  We enjoyed it, but what stood out to me were the characteristics of hobbits.  Bilbo in particular is a homebody, somewhat anti-social, and afraid of change.  He has big hairy feet, too.  I teased my husband that he…

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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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