Monday, March 25, 2013

Tolkien Reading Day

shire English Countryside
Shire-like English Countryside by Scott Rimmer - Wikimedia Commons
A day to celebrate the works of J.R.R Tolkien by reading any of his books. The Tolkien Society has an interesting explanation for why March 25th was chosen for this purpose: it was on this day that Middle Earth saw the downfall of Sauron. This year's theme is "Tolkien's Landscapes" as much of his works are drawn against wondrous and majestic vistas which have fueled readers' imagination throughout the years. Many of his landscapes were also immensely comforting, as the Shire most often evokes a sense of homecoming.

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