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trickytanya

trickytanya

I draw, I read, I draw what I read and sometimes I make other people write their stories so I can draw them...

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Smith of Wootton Major

Smith of Wootton Major - J.R.R. Tolkien, Pauline Baynes I got this book as a present when I was 7, long before I knew anything about JRR Tolkien. I don't think I even read the authors name back then, those things didn't seem important, but I loved the book. I almost knew it by heart.When I rediscovered the book on my shelf, I was truly surprised to see the author's name. I am not a big fan of The Lord of the Rings. It always felt like reading a long historical book, and that's not my preferred genre. However, Smith of Wootton Major is a charming little tale, and I do hope I don’t get too tempted to read it again; I want to keep it as a warm childhood memory. I'm sure that reading it as a grownup would only spoil it.