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Tolkien Reading Day

Every March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day! As described on the Tolkien Society Website: “It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages. We particularly encourage schools, museums, and libraries to host their own Tolkien Reading Day events.” Some fans gather ...

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Tolkien Reading Day 2015: Middle-Earth Inspired Art by Joe Gilronan

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit” – J.R.R Tolkien. The 10 words that for me started a love affair with the writings of Tolkien and in particular Middle Earth, 10 words that have shaped my art. In A Hole In The Ground On this most auspicious of days I find myself revisiting the writings of J.R.R ...

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Break Bread Like A Hobbit

Break Bread Like A Hobbit by Noble Smith 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? If so, you and your family might want to take after the Shire-folk and ...

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"Bag-End Biscuits": A Hobbit’s Recipe

“Bag-End Biscuits”: A Hobbit’s Recipe by Astrid Tuttle Winegar 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. After this encounter, I imagine ...

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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien

How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien by Victoria Jeffrey 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. An examination of how to read and understand Tolkien’s work. it’s fun, light-hearted and very informative, engaging for beginners and experienced Tolkien readers alike. And after watching ...

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An Unexpected Surprise

An Unexpected Surprise By John Evans I pick up the crumpled paperback, Hardly legible in the fading lamplight, Beneath a pile of rubbish, In a cheap eclectic bookstore. The room is coated in dust, And I can feel my mind turning, Far from that cramped and narrow place, To the yellow taxi waiting for me outside. Should I buy it? ...

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Amory Lovins on Tolkien

Amory Lovins on Tolkien by Noble Smith “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. He had a well-ripened personality, like a wrinkly old apple full of flavor. And he had the Hobbit virtues ...

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The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale

The Red Book of Westmarch: A Hobbits Tale by Joe Gilronan 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. To celebrate Tolkien Reading Day I thought I would share one of my paintings, aptly titled ...

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How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day?

How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day? by Joe Gilronan 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. “Late For An Appointment” Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Second breakfast disturbed and all of a fluster Bilbo is ...

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