Have you ever wondered what it would be like to leave your comfortable home without anything but one bag on your back? Well, neither can Bilbo Baggins, yet he choses to anyway. This young hobbit was spending his morning like he always did,outside on his porch, enjoying the fresh air. This young hobbit lives in his home at Bag End where nothing unexpected ever happens. Until, one morning Bilbo is visited by a wizard named Gandalf the Grey who wants him to pack his things and join him on an adventure. Bilbo of course denies this invitation and carries on with his day. But, later that night he receives a knock on his door, and opens it to find a dwarf! As the evening rolls on more and more dwarves pour into Bag End! Surprised to be hosting this Unexpected Party, Bilbo answers the door one more time to find none other than the Grey Wizard himself, Gandalf. Gandalf explains that he and the dwarves are going on a journey to theLonely Mountain of Erebor, their old homeland which was taken by a dragon known as Smaug the Defiler. Another thing to add to this “eventful” night is the fact that Gandalf expects Bilbo to join them on this journey! Bilbo is astounded by the request, but once again denies it and heads off to bed. The next morning he awakens to find his ransacked, food deprived home cleaned. He looks around for any sign of dwarf, but finds nothing but a contract for him to sign. Bilbo thinks long and hard about this decision and decides to join the Company on their quest. The Hobbit is the incredible prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a great book in itself! I am sure anyone who reads it will be enticed to read it to the very last page. The small pieces of humor make it all the more enjoyable to read as well. Go ahead and pick up The Hobbit today and I guarantee that you won’t regret it.