Tolkien Reading Day!

Posted 25 March, 2018 by Lianne in Books / 6 Comments

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Launched in 2003 Tolkien Reading Day event has sparked interest in reading and reading groups across several nations and ages, from primary schoolchildren to university students and library users of all ages. 25th March has significance to Tolkien’s readers, as it is the day of the Downfall of Sauron at the conclusion of the ‘War of the Ring’ in The Lord of the Rings.

more information about the event here

According to the Tolkien Society, the theme this year is ‘Home and Hearth: the many ways of being a Hobbit.

Lovely topic for this year’s Tolkien Reading Day! Of course reading the book or watching the movie for the first time you’re immediately drawn to the actions surrounding the world of Men, the Elves, the Dwarves, etc. But as the years go by I find myself more and more appreciative of hobbits and their life and their appreciation and love of home and food and family and friends and all in all the quiet life.

I’m just going to leave this video here because it pretty much embodies what I mean about hobbits:

What do you think about hobbits, lol? How will you be celebrating Tolkien Reading Day? If you’re a regular follower of my blog you know that I’ve been just so busy lately. But I’ve been meaning to re-read LOTR so despite of everything that’s going on, I’ve settled in and started re-reading The Fellowship of the Ring. Good times 😀

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6 Responses to “Tolkien Reading Day!”

  1. Since as fate has it, l’m just pausing my reading of History of Middle Earth to wait fir one of the readers to end the first book, l’m celebrating by sharing quotes from Tolkien.

    Didn’t know about the theme. I need to add one more quote!

    And l agree. I’ve also come to appreciate Hobbits over the years. Their qualities are not so apparent, but they are invaluable.

    • Terribly late in replying to your comment but that’s a good idea, sharing quotes from Tolkien for Tolkien Reading Day 🙂

      Agreed, I think that’s part of their remarkableness: their qualities don’t stand out right away but it’s there when the situation calls. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

  2. Bit late on this one, but I read a few pages from Translating Tolkien: Text and Film as I had already started it prior to Reading Day. It falls at a busy time of year for me as well so I didn’t have time to celebrate as I would have liked ^^; Starting on FotR was a great choice given the theme!

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