The book

The Hobbitis 316 pages long.The first Hobbit movie is 2:49, or 169 minutes long.

Assuming the next two movie installments are as long as the first the total run-time for the Hobbit movies will be 507 minutes long.

This means that if you can read faster than .62 pages per minute, you can read

The Hobbitin less time than it would take to watch The Hobbit trilogy.

(via collegehumor)