Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit, is a peaceful sort who lives in a cozy hole in the Shire, a place where adventures are uncommon - and rather unwanted. So when the wizard Gandalf whisks him away on a treasure-hunting expedition with a troop of rowdy dwarves, he's not entirely thrilled. Encountering ruthless trolls, beastly orcs, gigantic spiders, and hungry wolves, Bilbo discovers within himself astonishing strength and courage. And at the ultimate confrontation...
We've been nerding out about Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings series premiering on September 22. So, we're reading everything we can about the history of these epic stories and we've learned some pretty interesting things. Here are ten little-known facts we've uncovered.
Have you ever wondered why you might want to get a copy of a book marked as being "Ex-library?" Our Library Team explains here why sometimes that is the best choice, and how your local library could benefit from it.
We can't go to any actual beer fests this year, but we can imagine the ideal scene. And, of course, it would be filled with some of our favorite beer-loving authors from history. While we're at it, let’s throw in a few of their iconic characters. Join us on fantasy dates with five authors who found inspiration while imbibing.
Big books have fabulous stories, but are intimidating to start. Here are some tips to help you read big books.