Everyone has seen The Princess Bride....but only if you have read the book do you know the real back story. William Goldman writes about the summer he forced his son to read The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern. It was the book his father read to him when he had pneumonia as a child. He wants his son to read it and searches all over to find the book. When he finds it he sends it to his son via mail.
When Goldman returns home he asks his son how he likes the book. The son is vague. Says it's just way too long and boring to read. Goldman can not believe this as it was the most wonderful, exciting book.
He takes a look at the book and sees it IS extremely long and detailed and boring and he realizes that his father read to him only the good parts.
William Goldman proceeds to write The Princess Bride (the good parts version).
All this to say...
Emma is reading The Hobbit this summer (or is it The Lord of the Rings...is this even the same thing?)
I am not big on fantasy. Except for The Princess Bride.
I think when I was in high school I opened The Hobbit and could not get past the first paragraph.
Emma LOVES it.
As does practically everyone else I know.
Emma tells me she will read it to me out loud one day.
I would love that.
As long as it's the Good Parts Version.
I forgot to add this link to Emma's blog. It's very sweet.
To My Hobbits by Emma Boucher
Encourage one another,
p.s. I do love the Tolkien quotes!