My first book ever - "The hobbit" (The Lord of the Ring)

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I remember when I was in elementary school...I got annoyed by books with no illustrations pretty quickly...


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When I first saw the hobbit book I thought I will never finish it better yet, I'll never start it...I mean look at that size...it is bigger than the dictionary!!! (when you are small everything is bigger)

But I had no choice...it was a school work

The assignment was a chapter everyday if I recall correctly which was a good exercise I must say since the pressure of reading it all at once was certainly diminished/dissected ...

I used to read those chapters like a ride my BMX...not only it was illustrated but mostly it was Tolkien's narrative that glued me to it...

Little did I know I was getting slowly intrigued by the story and I didn't even realize...it all started when the journey began...

I was getting curious chapter after chapter, paragraph after paragraph ... line after the other...
I couldn't wait to know what will happen next but I was preconditioned psychologically to read a chapter at a time and frankly I was content to be able to finish my homework...

What I loved about it is that it stimulated my imagination and now the big fat book looks more like a Disney movie, colorful and dynamic as it can be...

The revisions in class helped a lot because it helped me learn a lot of new words...I was loading on new different words everyday and now I know how reading can help you learn a language...

I was loving it!
By far it was my first favorite book!!
The sleepy dragon, the mountain passage, the ogres..., the giant eagle...Gandalf!! ...just beautiful!!


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This book opened my appetite to reading so much that my teacher noticed the interest I had, I mean I used to have a bunch of questions regarding mainly new words I encountered everyday and somehow she understood my taste that after this book she introduced to me another author that even captivated me even more than the hobbit, "Sandokan..."

Emilio Salgari

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I didn't remember that crazy tache...funny how I used it on so many posts before...

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