So i read the Hobbit as a child (or started it at least). At the time the books were a bit above my reading level, I got frustrated and left them for quite some time. Back in March and April I decided to give them another go and enjoyed them thoroughly. Such a detailed world Tolkien created with so much depth to the locations and characters. I had watched the Jackson movies as they came out and upon completing each relevant part I went back to the films to watch them again. I’m almost glad I had done things this way as I was somewhat disappointed with how much got left out from the screen adaptation as well as the changes. I’ve never considered myself a huge fantasy fan, but between this and a few other series (Harry Potter and His Dark Materials) I can say it is a genre that I will likely continue to return to.