It has been thrilling, illuminating, and inspiring to have delved into the First Age of Middle Earth with The Silmarillion, Beren and Lúthien, The Children of Húrin, and The Fall of Gondolin, but now I am returning to the Third Age and Bilbo's adventure with the dwarves. I love The Hobbit, it is much more of a fairy tale for me as opposed to The Lord of the Rings, which seems much more grown up. There is just a fantastical whimsical charm about The Hobbit which evokes images of daring adventures, dragons, spiders, elves, woodlands, and far off lands which one would find in a fairytale. If you have never read it, I highly recommend you do. It is perhaps the easiest of Tolkien's Middle-Earth stories to read, though you may get tripped up with all the dwarves names. This is my original copy from childhood which my mum bought for me along with my Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Reading Tolkien, I have sorely missed writing my own book and have been greatly upset about this. Sadly, this article commision, my ITIL study, life in general, and my own mental health has meant my writing has had to take a back seat. I look forward to being able to get back to it as soon as possible as I miss my characters and that whole world I live in when I write. I really love writing and Tolkien is such a huge influence of mine, I would love to be able to share my work with the world as he did.
Anyway, off to Starbucks tomorrow and naturally worried (given what happened last week) but will not let that stop me as I really hope to finish this article tomorrow, which has been a bane of my existence.
Hope everyone is well #loveandsupporttoall
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