Tolkien Reading Day 2014

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Tolkien Reading Day: “Bag-End Biscuits” for Tolkien Reading Day
For Tolkien Reading Day, I’m going to picture one of our favorite hobbits, Mr. Bilbo Baggins, reading his “morning letters.” He’s about to enjoy his day (his less noisy and more green day) when this incredibly annoying wizard intrudes, whose only mission seems to be destroying Bilbo’s cozy, complacent world…

Tolkien Reading Day: How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day?
As per tradition, you will find me reading extracts from my all time favourite book “The Hobbit” and with that in mind, I thought I would share a Hobbit themed painting…

Tolkien Reading Day: Feminine Leadership in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
Some of Tolkien’s critics have chided him for having “conventional” females in his trilogy.
For example, “Why aren’t there more females in Middle Earth?” or “Why are all of the women so virginal and viewed through a soft, fuzzy lens?”…

Tolkien Reading Day: How to Read The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion is my favourite of Tolkien’s work. I love the vaulted language, the imagery, the intertwining of everyone’s fate, and the dark magic that encompasses the whole work…

Tolkien Reading Day: An Unexpected Surprise
I pick up the crumpled paperback,Hardly legible in the fading lamplight,Beneath a pile of rubbish,In a cheap eclectic bookstore…

Tolkien Reading Day: Break Bread Like A Hobbit
Are meals at your house a hasty and chaotic event? Do members of your family fight at the table? Have you ever made a meal and not been thanked for all the hard work you put into it…

Tolkien Reading Day: The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. The ten words that changed my life and keeping with tradition I will be reading extracts from my all time favourite book, The Hobbit…

Tolkien Reading Day: Amory Lovins on Tolkien
“J.R.R. Tolkien was just a delightful old gentleman, interested in a lot of things, with a lively curiosity and a deep knowledge of philology; a love of words and language and a masterly storyteller…

Tolkien Reading Day: How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien
Tuesday, March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day! In honor of Tolkien Reading Day I have posted this video from Professor Micheal D. C. Drout, professor of English and Director for the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College…

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