Hah!A fabulous story and yes, liberties were taken in the Hobbit films, but I’m all for gateway drugs to the Tolkien universe. The book is going to be that much more sweet. LOTR films were closer to the books than the Hobbit movies, but they still changed the story in ways that I still think you appreciate the genius of the books even more.
If you can’t sleep, break out the Silmarillion. I personally love it and re-read it often, but that first trip through can be tough.
I read a bunch of Mark Twain, Frank Herbert, and Ayn Rand as a kid, and even some as an adult. I read a couple of Steinbeck's.JRR Tolkien was a linguist, and if I had an extra ounce of intelligence I may have loved those books.
But my favorite reading for fiction is Mark Twain and Robert A Heinlein, and Steinbeck... Now I'm old and almost only read Biographies.
Most of the new fiction kinda surprises me that it even gets published.
This may sound like a quaint suggestion, but try carving out about 20-30 mins every day and read the book to your son. Will take a while to get through it but I'll venture a guess that you will create some memories that he will treasure even more than watching the movies with you.
I remember a family friend had a laser disc player growing up. I thought it was amazing. I'm not even sure if I ever actually watched anything from it...just the fact that it was there amazed me.Or vhs
I love this, Jonathan. Reading to my daughter has created some of the greatest moments we’ve spent together.This may sound like a quaint suggestion, but try carving out about 20-30 mins every day and read the book to your son. Will take a while to get through it but I'll venture a guess that you will create some memories that he will treasure even more than watching the movies with you.
It goes too quickly, John.THIS
I remember reading The Hobbit to my kids in our bed after their bath/teeth brushing time. Slowed them down a bit and they’d go right to sleep when we put them to bed. Took months, but fun memories, as you say.
They’re 28 & 31 now. Sigh.
Absolutely. My one son came into my life when he was eight; he is now taller than I and on his own at 21. My other son is 11 and I no longer can carry him like a football with his head cradled in my hand.
I worked there too.As a former employee of Radio Shack, I remember it well.
Read the book. Still have not seen the movies. Nor have I seen the lord of the rings movies. Gotta get on that.