Lydia and I just finished The Hobbit. We have my old copy from the 70’s, so it’s fun. I think I enjoyed it the most this time. When I read it with Colin, he was very young and I spent time explaining things and trimming it a bit. With Lydia, I also feel I know the book so well that I can really get into the reading aloud.Colin and I loved My Side of the Mountain and are reading the 3rd sequel (which was written years after the other two). Parts of it read wonderfully like the original, about living off the land and all… then crammed in are very heavy-handed speaches about falcons getting zapped by the man on electric poles because ‘they are being discrimitaed against’…hurm….
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