Made a quick dash to the shops this morning and happened to come across new companion books for The Hobbit. I just couldn't resist returning to Middle-Earth for a few hours. So I bought a copy (Gandalf does look good) and settled in on the couch with a hot cup of tea - and some Tim Tams - to happily reacquaint myself with some long lost friends.
Can't wait to see the movies. Finally looked up the trailers which I had been avoiding (who wants to spend 6 months plus waiting on tenderhooks for the release date!), and am getting jazzed about it. Was overjoyed when I realised that there will now be three movies.... yippeee!
I have already set aside Boxing Day to see The Hobbit at the cinema. Since I saw each of the LOTR movies on opening day, I see no reason why I should break with tradition ;-D