It had been about 10 years since I had read The Hobbit and it's amazing how many things you forget. Rereading a book in a different stage of life a decade after you first experienced it, you tend to notice different things and relate to different characters. I particularly enjoyed Tolkien's setups and teases, his playfulness ever present even in the darkest of circumstances. Bilbo is such a relatable character forced into terrible circumstances and yet his humble mindset often gets the job done in a pinch. Not to mention when the going gets rough he often dreams of comfy chairs and eggs and bacon, who are we kidding, we are all Bilbos! Another reason why I enjoyed this book was the fantastic illustrative work of Alan Lee. He knows precisely how to capture mood and space. Tolkein and Lee are two forces I aspire to when I finally sit down to write my epic series someday! What are your favorite books to reread and revisit?