September 12, 2007

Hobbit Finished

Filed under: homeowning — Brian @ 6:07 am

Only took two weeks to read the last 100 pages. Too much going on! I want to keep going with the other three books, but at this pace I’ll just annoy myself.

(If you haven’t read The Hobbit, and plan to, don’t read any mroe of this post. There’s a spoiler coming.)

But wow – quite a lot happens in that last 100 pages. The last 20 even. I’d forgotten how Thorin’s desire for the gold threatened so much trouble, and how the trouble they all got was different from what they’d expected.

A quick quote, from when Bilbo warns of the coming of Dain and his army:

“…when they arrive there may be serious trouble.”

“Why do you tell us this? Are you betraying your friends, or are you threatening us?” asked Bard grimly.

“My dear Bard!” squeaked Bilbo. “Don’t be so hasty! I never met such suspicious folk! I am merely trying to avoid trouble for all concerned. …”

Lately, I know what he’s talking about.

In two months, my term as HOA trustee expires, and I will not seek reelection. Tomorrow, I will resign as President, so that a person whose term runs beyond the annual meeting can run that meeting.

Time for someone else to give it a try. I wish we had more hobbits. We are awash in men and dwarves.



  1. I must read that again at some point soon!

    Comment by Rach — September 12, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  2. I recommend getting through it in less than two months.
    It’s more engaging that way… :-)

    Comment by Brian — September 12, 2007 @ 8:20 pm

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