The Hobbit (Bookray)
5 journalers for this copy...
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
The hobbit-hole in question belongs to one Bilbo Baggins, an upstanding member of a "little people, about half our height, and smaller than the bearded dwarves." He is, like most of his kind, well off, well fed, and best pleased when sitting by his own fire with a pipe, a glass of good beer, and a meal to look forward to. Certainly this particular hobbit is the last person one would expect to see set off on a hazardous journey; indeed, when Gandalf the Grey stops by one morning, "looking for someone to share in an adventure," Baggins fervently wishes the wizard elsewhere. No such luck, however; soon 13 fortune-seeking dwarves have arrived on the hobbit's doorstep in search of a burglar, and before he can even grab his hat or an umbrella, Bilbo Baggins is swept out his door and into a dangerous adventure.
So far these bookcrossers have joined:
boutish Quebec Canada
Sherria Connecticut USA
caligula03 California USA
know-ur-onion Texas USA
Red644 Virginia USA
ResQgeek Virginia USA
veganvixenuk Wales UK
Fusselfliege Rheinland-Pfalz Germany
outono Lisboa Portugal
Sossap Lisboa Portugal
Stergann Ile-de-France France
LaPeste Loire-Atlantique France
Arjay1977 California USA
izinha82 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
porcher Santa Maria, RS Brazil
dangerouswoman3 Porto, Porto Portugal
Primel75 Baden-Württemberg Germany
Izzati Georgetown, Penang Malaysia
tsmith51632 Clarinda, Iowa USA
vicki9170 Tampa, Florida USA
arvoredeperas Lisboa, Lisboa Portugal
Ixia Carouge, Geneva Switzerland
Carax Barcelona, Catalunya Spain
Above is the current order of the bookray. It is still open to new members.
Before each person is ready to send the book on, he or she should send the next person on the list a pm asking for their address.
Mailed today to "boutish" in Quebec; the first bookray recipient. Enjoy!
I'll start reading it tonight!
I started reading the book today and so far I have the feeling I'm gonna love it more than I liked Lord of The Rings! I find it really easier to read, I don't know why.
I'll update my thoughts later when I finish it.
It was fun to read and learn about people that they talk a little in the sequels. And to learn the way Bilbo got the Ring. Anyway, I think I made it clear that I loved this book.
I'm going to the Post Office this weekend and it's gonna go meet the next reader: Sherria !
Thanks for sharing this book jmg49! I'll send it on to caligula03 this week.
*mailed 9/15/03* via media mail
Will mail out on Saturday to know-ur-onion.