The Hobbit: Bilbo’s Memorable There and Back Again Journey

“There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

— Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit

I have always loved fantasy books. They are my escape from the stressful reality. I am so happy to share to you my opinion, for the very first time, on a fantasy book that is close to my heart.

I became a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works when I first watched The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Like most women, I of course fell in love with Legolas Greenleaf, but I will not talk about my unrequited love for him in this post. I will focus on how mesmerized I was to be dragged in the world of the entirely respectable Mr. Bilbo Baggins of the Shire.

It is one of those stories that I feel like I am dragged inside a world doing the adventure together with the characters. For that, I will forever be grateful to J.R.R. Tolkien for giving us Middle Earth. ❤

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The Selection Series: A Love Story built by a Competition of Hearts in a Semi-medieval, Semi-modern Society

“I hope you find someone you can’t live without. I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it’s like to have to try and live without them.”

― America Singer, The Selection

During the first months of 2016, copies of The Selection Series were all around the bookstores in the country. By then, I thought it was a mainstream love story judging on the book cover. I ignored the books for quite some time.

One afternoon, I randomly selected a book to buy. I was feeling hopeful that time to discover another genre of book apart from all the medieval fantasy books that I usually read. I picked The Selection at the nearest shelf.

Good thing I did.

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