For now though, I'm reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
A conversation with my friends Ara and Menina revealed a lack of knowledge of classics. I was aware that Disney has long made classic stories into movies, but I wasn't aware that one of my favorites, The Black Arrow, was one of those. Apparently, there are a couple of different versions, but the Disney version is the only I've seen. Unfortunately, it is not one of those that has been released on DVD or re-released on VHS. Copies are available for a small fortune. That sucks. It would be interesting to see if I still thought the movie was as good as I remember it. But, I did find out that the movie is based on the book, The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stephenson.
Disney's Kidnapped with James MacArthur from 1960 was also a favorite of mine. The movie is also based on a Robert Louis Stephenson Novel. So, I had a coupon and splurged and picked up this copy of The Black Arrow and this copy of Kidnapped .