Today would have been J.R.R. Tolkien’s 123nd Birthday. I wouldn’t be doing this if I hadn’t read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as a youngster. So celebrate by rereading The Hobbit, not by going to see the The Battle of the Five Armies. Honestly, you can probably read the whole thing in the same amount of time it will take to watch the final third of the Peter Jackson’s monstrosity.