Because I like beautiful things (and my old paperbacks have ugly spines, because I bought them when I was 12 and frequently reread them).
I’ve stopped keeping count of the times people have told me that Samwise Gamgee is the true hero of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and that Frodo is weak and a whiner. It’s mostly the people who have only seen the Peter Jackson movies – which I love – but there were some book readers as well. And you know what? That makes me mad. Very mad. That’s why I’m writing this defence of the hobbit known as Frodo Baggins.