Before the Peter Jackson movies came out, I usually read the entire The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings series about once a year. LIke the change of seasons each year, I would get an itch to read these books once again. The movies seemed to have quelled this desire over the last several years, but with the release of the first Hobbit movies only about a month away, the “itch” has struck again. I went searching for a new set of books, as I have basically destroyed the copies I have from too much reading, and this complete box set showed up at Amazon.com.
There is a lot to recommend these stories to nearly everyone. There are excellent lessons to be learned about courage, friendship, loyalty and more within its covers. For me, the Winter seems the perfect time to hunker down with a good book and lose yourself in Middle Earth for a while.
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