"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit I read this first in the 2nd grade. I love Tolkein.
"Runes and the English letter values assigned to them by Tolkien, used in several of his original illustrations and designs for The Hobbit." - These are the normal values for Anglo-Saxon runes, and not at all what Tolkien used for Dwarvish - he mixed them all up!
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. I enjoyed it, though I would have enjoyed it much more if they didn't feel the need to turn every scene into a fight with Orcs! But the return of Legolas almost made up for that. :) Click through for my review: http://missvintagegirl.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug.html .