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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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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

Fairy Tale · LOTR · NovElla

Tolkien’s Birthday 2020

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien! John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892. The famous author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Tolkien was also a professor at Oxford and a loving father. Today, I’m going to highlight one of his lesser known works: The Father Christmas Letters. This endearing collection… Continue reading Tolkien’s Birthday 2020

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Drawing Tolkien

Happy Birthday to Pauline Baynes! (September 9, 1922 – August 1, 2008) English artist and illustrator Pauline Baynes was born in Hove, Sussex, England on September 9th. She was a prolific book illustrator and her accomplishments include many scenes from stories by both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. Baynes worked directly with Tolkien to create… Continue reading Drawing Tolkien

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And Morgoth Came

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day! J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion explores the history of Middle Earth prior to the events in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Before Sauron and the One Ring, there was Morgoth: “For the rocks rang with the shrill music of Fingolfin’s horn, and his voice came keen and… Continue reading And Morgoth Came