nothing makes you realize how weird yer family literary upbringing is than watching other people talk about their favorite lit.
full disclosure, i have never read any of the lord of the rings besides the hobbit. my family are book-addicted as i am but the ONLY tolkien book in the entire several thousand books in our house was the hobbit.
Turns out our tastes in fantasy are way more welsh than most people’s. we are a Chronicles of Prydan and The Dark is Rising family. I’ve read so much fucking obscure children’s lit…
My favorite Magical Children Go To School Series was not harry potter, it was Charlie Bone. Like, seriously, my life is a weird welsh knockoff of other people’s.