Exploring My Bookshelves | Spring

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Addlepates and Book Nerds and For the Love of Words.

A story that takes place in the Spring

This week I’m cheating a little bit, because I chose The Hobbit, which is a book that starts in Spring, but ends in Winter, because Bilbo’s journey/quest takes almost an entire year.

I love picturing Bilbo in my mind, just outside Bag End, smoking his pipe and being bothered by that weird wizard. Also, the Shire during Spring is the best place ever.

I currently own three copies of The Hobbit: the red one is the first edition I purchased in 2002, I think, and it’s simple, only with Thror’s Map and a couple of illustrations by Tolkien; then I have the annotated edition by Tolkien and D.A. Anderson; lastly, the beautiful edition illustrated by Alan Lee with an updated italian translation (finally!).

Concerning the shelf above, that’s the one at the bottom and holds only school/university books and a couple of art books (on the left) I purchased at the museums. Nothing fancy. Also, I’m sorry for the horrible photo, but there is very few light there!

What’s your favorite story that takes place (or starts) in the Spring?

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