Why I love The Lord of the Rings and am scared for The Hobbit

The-Lord-of-the-Rings-lord-of-the-rings-113099_1280_1024When I was 11 years old, my father – after putting my little brother to bed – gave me a piggyback ride downstairs and plopped me on the couch to watch a movie with him. This was special for several reasons:

1) I had already watched Harry Potter that night (on his computer) while he and my brother watched Toy Story for the umpteenth time. I was in my pajamas and expecting to go to bed when he found me.

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