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Tolkien Reading Day 2021

March 25th marks the day in Middle-earth when the One Ring was destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. That’s why today we celebrate Tolkien Reading Day. The Tolkien Society has declared the 2021 Tolkien Reading Day theme to be “Hope and Courage”. Read something penned by Tolkien to mark the occasion. Here’s a funny… Continue reading Tolkien Reading Day 2021

LOTR · NovElla · Quotes

Tolkien’s Birthday 2021

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) excerpts from Kortirion among the Trees Seeing afar the icy shearsOf Winter, and his blue-tipped spears…… O! gentle timeWhen the late mornings are bejeweled with rime,And the blue shadows gather on the distant woods.The fairies know thy early crystal duskAnd… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2021

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Song of Eärendil

“When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.” – Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring September 22nd is the date Bilbo and Frodo would celebrate their birthdays together. Since “Mr. Baggins was… Continue reading Song of Eärendil

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Happy Birthday Pauline Baynes

Happy Birthday to Pauline Baynes! Pauline Baynes (September 9, 1922 – August 1, 2008) was an English artist and illustrator. Her drawings grace the covers of seminal fantasy books such as those authored by J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Baynes illustrated this edition of Prince Caspian from The Chronicles of Narnia. You can learn more… Continue reading Happy Birthday Pauline Baynes

Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla · Quotes


A lot of events have been canceled lately, and everyone seems to be holing up… with a good book! That makes this a perfect time to tackle the 12-volume “The History of Middle-Earth” series. We can still celebrate Tolkien Reading Day, without even leaving the comfort of our own homes. I bring you a quote… Continue reading Tinúviel