How many times have you read the hobbit and how old are you?

Discussion in '"The Hobbit"' started by Beleg Strongbow, Jan 25, 2002.

?

How many times have you read the Hobbit?

  1. 0

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  2. 1-2

    22 vote(s)
    29.7%
  3. 3-5

    18 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. 6-9

    10 vote(s)
    13.5%
  5. 10-14

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  6. 15-20

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  7. 20-26

    6 vote(s)
    8.1%
  8. 27-34

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  9. 35-40

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. More then 40

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. Lillyaundra

    Lillyaundra the watcher of all things

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wandering, writting, and being
    Location:
    a deep dark place where no one can find me!
    :D
    I am 15 and I am known at school as the Tolkien adict. I love the hobbit and have read it or have had it read to me 29 times.

    I like to keep track of who many times I read things, so I put a slip of paper with a talley of how maney times I have read the book.
    :D
     
  2. Chymaera

    Chymaera Doorwarden

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2002
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Driver
    Location:
    Edmonton, Canada
    Home Page:
    http://www.thetolkienwiki.org/wiki.cgi?DougCreller
    am 38, it was first read to me in school around '73 so I was 10. didn't read it again until I was 17 when I started reading for my own enjoyment.
    then I found it at the book store and bought it - cost me a whole $2.25 (outrageous price:D ) it is still in very good condition too:p

    I don't read it as much as LOTR, say once every 3 years.
     
  3. imladris

    imladris Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2002
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    warrior
    Home Page:
    http://
    I'm 14 and i've read the book 4 times.
    (I don't have the book that long.)
     
  4. Durin of moria

    Durin of moria Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    bum
    Location:
    tulsa OK.
    Home Page:
    http://
    wow i have only read the book like 7 times would be more but i read all the rest of his books in between
    i am only 14
     
  5. tasar

    tasar the blind elf

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2002
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    Estland
    Home Page:
    http://www.hot.ee/ylleli
    I feel odd. I've only read it twice.
    I'm 17
     
  6. Tao

    Tao Shôgun

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2002
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    None
    Location:
    Minas Tirith
    Home Page:
    http://zen_history.tripod.com
    1...I need to read it again sometime
     
  7. Gothmog

    Gothmog Lord of Balrogs Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2001
    Messages:
    1,845
    Likes Received:
    77
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    I am 44. I cannot tell you how many times I have read it as I do not keep count. To busy enjoying the book every time I read it.
     
  8. host of eldar

    host of eldar for mirkwood!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Occupation:
    student, now civil engineer
    Location:
    Mirkwood,away from nightly noises
    1.. but I will read it at least once a year by now. actually I have an audio format of hobbit and I listen it almost everyday, seldom I could listen it to the end because I listen it on bus, or during walk or before sleeping and neither of them takes three and a half hour. it is fun indeed:*)
    and I m 23..
     
  9. Prince of Cats

    Prince of Cats Among the Trees

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Forests of the Great Lakes
    How many times have I read the Hobbit? Probably only about 5 or 6 times all the way through (though started and abandoned many more times). I'm in my mid 20's now, probably read it for the first time twelve years ago. Now, if we're talking about Rob Inglis' unabridged narration I've probably finished it in completion at least 4-5 times on its own :*D
     
  10. DerBerggeist

    DerBerggeist The Mountain Spirit

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Shire
    I'm 18 and I've read it at least 7 times since I got it 7 years ago. It's the book that sparked my love for Tolkien :)
     
  11. Starbrow

    Starbrow Tolkien Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,299
    Likes Received:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    teacher
    Location:
    Wootton Major
    Home Page:
    http://
    I first read The Hobbit when I was 13 and have reread it several times since then, but I've never kept count. I would guess it would be around 20, though.
     
  12. Bucky

    Bucky Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2001
    Messages:
    1,623
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Near New Haven
    Home Page:
    http://
    I'd say about 25-30 since 1977.

    It was once a year or more until I

    1. Got into the Grateful Dead

    2. Moreso, Christ found me & I discovered the bible all points to Him.
     
  13. Only Mountain

    Only Mountain Banned

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ever since I started counting I'm at 22,.
     
  14. Sulimo

    Sulimo Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    geologist
    Location:
    Houston
    If the question was how many times have you seen the Rankin Bass Hobbit I would say over 40, but I think I've only read the book 5 maybe 6 times over the last 25 years, and two of them was about a year ago. Amazing book though. Reading it as an adult made all the difference for me. It also helped that between my readings; well listening and reading that I read Tree and Leaf, and that changed everything. I developed a whole new appreciation for the book that I never felt before.
     
  15. The Thrasson

    The Thrasson Registered User

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Artist
    Location:
    NYC
    At least 10 and I'm 45 years old. It could be a lot more than that. I've never really thought about how many times I've read any of the books.
     
  16. Eruwaedhiel

    Eruwaedhiel Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Involved in the reconstruction of Eastern Gondor
    Location:
    Ithilien
    Probably five times, since 2004, and I'm 23 years old. I just recently read it again to refresh my memory after reading up on the details of the (2012, 2013) films... I couldn't quite remember enough details to have much of an opinion on what differences the films will have from the book.
     
  17. Beorn84

    Beorn84 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Ive read it 3 or 4 times but im a truck driver and have listened to it on tape more times than i can keep track of
     
  18. Tarawen

    Tarawen New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Teacher
    Location:
    Cambridge England
    I'm 45 and I've read The Hobbit countless times. When my children were small it was their favourite book. My father is a Tolkien fan and it rubbed off on my sister and I. Incidentally my middle name is Arwen!
     
    Halasían, Rilien and Starbrow like this.
  19. Halasían

    Halasían Dunedain Ranger

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2001
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    183
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Occupation:
    Dúnedain Ranger, Mercenary
    Location:
    The Shadows of Annúminas
    Home Page:
    https://archiveofourown.org/
    I've read the Hobbit from cover-to-cover exactly once. It was my first introduction to Middle Earth in 1975 when my neighbor told me about Hobbits and loaned me his paperback. I've read bits and pieces here and there over the years, and read Lord of the Rings countless times. I'm 59.
     
  20. Gigantor

    Gigantor New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2017
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Fresno
    I'm 21 and IDK how many times I've read it.