(B)Read-A-Long #1: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

[Edit: Read the summary of our first (B)Read-A-Long! Yes, we quite enjoyed ourselves :)]

We are happy to announce that our first ever (B)Read-A-Long book will be The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien!

(B)Read-a-Long will start on the first week of January 2013 and will span out to six weeks, where the last chapters will be read in mid-February.

Each week, we will open a new post for discussion on the B:READ Bookswap page. We encourage everyone who is participating to chip in and discuss the book. It doesn’t have to be literary breakdown or analysis. We are happy if you contribute with a “<3” or a “</3”!


Ideally, we would like to read the book together by chapters. Feel free to read the book ahead if you want. However, weekly discussions will revolve around the chapters we are reading that week in order to accomodate to slow readers.

Week 1 (1-7 January): Chapters 1-3

Week 2 (8-14 January): Chapters 4-6

Week 3 (15-21 January): Chapters 7-9

Week 4 (22-28 January): Chapters 10-13

Week 5 (29 January-4 February): Chapters 14-16

Week 6 (5-12 February): Chapters 16-19


  • Copies of The Hobbit are available at Best Eastern at a limited stock from each branch. So, go get them now before they run out!
  • Check your local library; some libraries carry The Hobbit!

Participants are required to fill in a form. Click here to participate.

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