Although I hated for the reading of this great classic to come to an end, I had so much fun reading those last chapters. I always get a little teary (and sometimes really teary--depending on the book!) during the last chapter of our read-alouds. My boys are used to it. I was thinking today as I was reading those final pages that it really is a thrill to finally read the last chapter. We spent a lot of hours together reading and enjoying this book. We had seen Mr. Bilbo Baggins go through countless adventures and peril. What a sense of accomplishment to finish that story together!
Whether you homeschool or not, I encourage you to read aloud to your children~! (Note: It is very beneficial to read about 2-3 grade levels above your child's reading level.)