I was not expecting or planning on reading this in only a couple days. I had planned on reading this a little each day throughout the month. Needless to say when I became hooked early in the first chapter and couldn't stop thinking about this book, even when I was reading other books, that plan got thrown out of the window. Before I read this I was a bit intimidated by it but my fears were for nothing because this was easy to understand and extremely interesting.
I have not felt such magic and such a connection to the characters that I felt while reading this in a while. I knew a basic plot of this book before reading it, because of watching the movie, but my interest was never lessened by that because the book is quite different than the movie. There is such a magical feeling to the book that I feel the movie never quite achieves.
When Frodo first starts on his journey with Sam, Merry, and Pippin I felt that it moved a bit slow but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. As the journey moved on I loved reading more about the hobbits. I loved how brave they could be at times even though they were terrified and I loved their humor in the face of danger. I just loved the hobbits.
Pretty much this review is just going to turn into me listing everything that I loved because I loved everything so I'll try and spare you all now. So while I loved all the poems, action, imagery, and so on the thing that I loved most about this book was reading about the characters and really getting to know them. I absolutely regret not reading this sooner, it was a fantastic book and I cannot wait to read the other two volumes. I am behind on this month's reading list so I have to try and control myself and wait until later to read the rest of the series. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has not read it yet, you will not regret it at all.