It's been many years, and after I saw the movies I decided to do this, but I am just now getting around to it! I'm on chapter 1 of The Hobbit, and planning to read through the trilogy afterwards. Anyone else at this stage like to join me in discussions about it as we go! When I last read the hobbit I was a teen. I relate to it much differently now. As Bilbo receives his unexpected guests I REALLY relate to him, and his concern for his pantry, his schedule, his plates and his aversion to adventure!!