Reading confession - I have never read The Hobbit.
Another reading confession - I have never read The Lord of the Rings.
Eep. I know, right? How can any self-respecting science fiction or fantasy reader have committed such great offense to her reading heritage?
I'm not sure. I was handed The Chronicles of Narnia as a child, and A Wrinkle in Time, but most of my reading otherwise was taken up by the Mandie books and old Bobbsey Twin books, at least, when I wasn't practicing the piano. Hours and hours of Suzuki later, I'm a better reader than pianist.
I know that The Hobbit is coming up in December for the Sword and Laser Book Club, of which I've been a longtime member. I would have read it during that month, but in Twitter today I came across a post (a tweet) about the read-a-long over on Unputdownables. I love reading in community, and am always looking for more book blogger buddies, so I signed up immediately.
The reading schedule, which you can see at the aforementioned site, only requires a pace of 58 pages a week for two months. This is something I can do while participating in NaNoWriMo and slogging through other books.
I need to track down a copy of the book. I will take any suggestions for editions, but I'm thinking of following Veronica Belmont's lead:
Veronica is wise, plus I have not yet had the opportunity to try out the Whispersync shindig. The audio version of The Hobbit that just came out in Audible last month is the version set up for this, which makes it even more appealing!
So tell me... what are your book confessions?