This is the story of a reluctant adventurer who battles enormous forces. Bilbo Baggins, the protagonist, likes his creature comforts and is unsure as he sets out on an incredible journey to complete an important task. In order to succeed he needs to learn how to get along with others and stand up for what he believes in. It is an inspiring tale of adventure, fellowship, uncertainty, and strength.
New York Times writing critics spend time making lists of their ten favorite books of 2012. Not the best books but their favorite books. Requirements for a book to make the favorite list — "would I give this book to a friend?" Find out more here.
To mark the 200th anniversary of 'Pride and Prejudice,' novelists, movie makers and scholars are releasing a flood of new homages to Jane Austen. Check out some links of interest:
- 200 Years of 'Pride and Prejudice' Book Design
- Austen Power
- 'Pride and Prejudice' Turns 200! 6 Facts to Know About Jane Austen
- Pride and Prejudice: Jane Austen fans celebrate novel's 200th anniversary
- Jane Austen: What books were on her reading list?
It's that time of the year: the listing of the "Best Books of 2012" is available from Random House Publications.
Three of "The 10 Best Books of 2012" according to the New York Times Book Review are