Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bookworm of Gensan loves The Hobbit (Graphic Novel)

Since The Hobbit is still being filmed on location now and if you're too lazy to read the book by J. R. R. Tolkien, then The Hobbit (graphic novel) illustrated by David Wenzel is for you!

The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord of the Ring trilogy. It tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a relative of Frodo Baggins, how the wizard Gandalf persuaded him to join 13 dwarfs on a quest and how the ring came into his possession.

Bilbo Baggins meets Gandalf
Bilbo matches wits with Gollum by way of riddles
Smaug, the dragon, sleeping on a heap of treasures

Bilbo, made invisible by the ring, beholds Smaug amidst the treasures
When I first read The Hobbit in college, I immediately identified with Bilbo because he was a writer and also because in the first book of the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, he celebrated his eleventy first (111th) birthday. Like Bilbo, I will be celebrating my own eleventy first birthday on 11-11-11!

Bookworm of Gensan loves A for Adobo


Here's a delectable and fun way to teach your kids the ABCs - A for Adobo by Nelson Agustin. Unlike other alphabet books, it   presents the letters of the alphabet with delicious Pinoy dishes. 

Also recommended for foodies, this book is sure to stimulate your taste buds and make you mouth water.

Would you be surprised if I told you that this book can be found in the cookbooks section? :)