The Hobbit (Bookray)

by J.R.R. Tolkien | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0345917421 Global Overview for this book
Registered by jmg49 of Woodstock, Ontario Canada on 7/12/2003
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by jmg49 from Woodstock, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 12, 2003
Bought at Oxford Self-Help Network yardsale.
Extra 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.

Journal Entry 2 by jmg49 from Woodstock, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 21, 2003
I have started a bookray for "The Hobbit".
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.

Journal Entry 3 by jmg49 at Controlled Release in Woodstock, Ontario Canada on Sunday, July 27, 2003
Released on Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Bookray By Mail in Woodstock, Ontario Canada.

Mailed today to "boutish" in Quebec; the first bookray recipient. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by boutish on Thursday, July 31, 2003
I received the book today! Now tell me, how long can I feel confortable keeping it with me? I don't want to keep it too long so if I have a deadline, it will be easier to read it in time!

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.

Journal Entry 5 by boutish on Friday, August 8, 2003
I just finished the book, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I read the Lord of The Rings last year, and I had a really hard time with it. So I was not too sure about The Hobbit. I was wrong. The Hobbit is a great story, I think I liked even more that I would have if I read it before TLOTR !
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 !

Journal Entry 6 by boutish on Saturday, August 16, 2003
Sent to Sherria. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by Sherria from Bethel, Connecticut USA on Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Received this book today. I"m looking forward to it. I tried to read the LOTR books when i was in jr. high and wasn't able to get through them (too confusing) but I"m told this one is much better and a good place to start.

Journal Entry 8 by Sherria from Bethel, Connecticut USA on Sunday, September 7, 2003
I finished this book tonite. It was a much easier read than the LoTR books, which I never managed to get through. The story was entertaining enough, but I never really felt completely engaged by it. It was easy to put down, and I had to make myself pick it up again. Still, it was a fun read, and I'm glad I read it.

Thanks for sharing this book jmg49! I'll send it on to caligula03 this week.

*mailed 9/15/03* via media mail

Journal Entry 9 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Monday, September 22, 2003
I fell in love with Bilbo Baggins when I was five. I can't count how many times I've read this book. I'm eagerly awaiting this reread. You can check my progress on my profile page. :)

Journal Entry 10 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Friday, October 31, 2003
I'm not one to reread books often but The Hobbit is one of those rare gems of a book that I have enjoyed rereading more times than I can count! In this most recent of rereadings. I was surprised at all the details I had forgotten especially in the introductory chapters but then it's been 12 years since the last time I fully reread it.

Journal Entry 11 by caligula03 at fellow bookcrosser in Frisco, Texas USA on Friday, October 31, 2003
Release planned for Saturday, November 01, 2003 at fellow bookcrosser in Frisco, Texas USA.

Will mail out on Saturday to know-ur-onion.

Journal Entry 12 by know-ur-onion from Frisco, Texas USA on Wednesday, November 5, 2003
i haven't finished this yet, but i've started it and i really like it so far! its really cool that it came on my birthday.

Journal Entry 13 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Saturday, March 14, 2009
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