Hello, sweet peas!
I did threaten you with English posts, did I not? Well, if you are not ready yet for some glorious English then I’m very sorry but I’ve been hanging out at Rhianna’s blog and I want in on the fun of “What are you reading”-Wednesday. I know that there are plenty of things like this out there in the German bloggerverse too but I like this one. It’s so sophisticated. 🙂 By the way if you find any spelling or grammar errors you are free to keep them. I give them to you if you promise to take good care of them.
Ta-daa! I’m reading “The Hobbit” at the moment.
1 – Why did you decide to pick up this book – cover or content?
Various reasons to be honest. Most of you know that I got to read Harry Potter because I wanted to read LotR but my brother said “That’s not for you, puny nine-year-old!” and gave me HP and the Philosopher’s stone instead. I was never interested in LotR again. Well, truth is…it’s not only because my clever, well-read older brother told me not to read it. Of course not. I had my mom’s copy in my small hands as soon as they turned their backs on me. But the problem was… nine year old me didn’t get very far with the fellowship. I didn’t understand most of it and I was kind of pissed that my brother was right so I never told anybody that I actually tried it and never picked it up again.
Then the boyfriend™ loves the movies and I tried to watch the first “Lord of the Rings” movie but after the first few minutes I was already confused and decided “Nope, I gotta read the books if I ever want to get anywhere with this”.
So I’m reading it out of spite really. I wanna prove the world that I’m (at almost 26) not too stupid to understand this world. Seriously. I can do it. And it’s not too hard, so far. 🙂
2 – Who is your favorite character so far, and why?
Although there are 15 people on this journey so far and they have done some travelling I don’t know too much about them. So I guess I pick Bilbo. Maybe because of his love for food. But probably just because I know most about him.
We also know a little bit about Gandalf but I’m not sure I like him. He seems quite detached and is randomly disappearing. Why is he ever with them on this quest? He could have given Thorin the map and lead them to Bilbo and be on his way? What’s in it for him? He certainly doesn’t care about the Dwarfs or the treasure too much…
3 – Will you finish this one?
Hell yes, I will! I can do this! I can do this! I can do this!
4 – Finish the sentence: This book reminds me of… (other books, movies, tv shows…)
…nothing really. It’s one of a kind. I have never seen anything like it and I never will. (Is that the correct answer LotR fans? I’m not getting shot? No? We’re good? Phew. XD )
5 – What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down…)
Slow but interesting puts it very well. I mean I guess there will be more action in the future. There is a lot of complaining about the travelling conditions. Right now they were captured by goblins. That’s quite thrilling. I kind of feel like when I read “The wizard of Oz”. Like there are occurences neatly stacked one after another. There is no flow yet. Or I’m just not feeling it yet. But I want to finish this book and I feel like it has the potential to amaze me.