I finsihed the Hobbit, great little book and an absolute joy of a story. Bilbo is a great little Hobbit. It is a lot of fun to go back to books you haven't read for ages, it is like reading something entirely new!
Right now I am reading On the Road
[/i] by Jack Kerouac...never read it before and I like it a lot so far. Something I have forever dreamed about was just going out on the road and hitchhiking or driving the country, seeing the sites, meeting the people etc etc. A kindred spirit no doubt...
I usually broden my horizons a lot in the summer, reading classic books I have never read. I bought Grapes of Wrath
and Tale of Two Cities
as well last time I was at Barnes and Noble. I've discovered Hemingway, Vonnegut and other great, great authors this way and while having been forced to read Steinbeck and Dickens in school there is always something to older and wiser so I hope I can find out again with all the fuss is about