So after 18+ months, we’ve finally finished The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Not too bad for something achieved largely in 15 – 20 minute chunks, with the occasional time out for less-intense stories. Also, The Return of the King took a lot longer than it otherwise might have – for the last few months, The Boy has been wanting to read on his own for bedtime, so he’d read his own stuff for a week or so and then come back for a couple of nights of being read to, then another week on his own, and so on…
So now that we’ve finished, what does he want to do? Why, he wants to start over again. With The Hobbit.
At least this time it should go a lot faster… He’s reading The Hobbit on his own.