Monday, March 25, 2013

Tolkien Reading Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day! An official Tolkien Society Day since 2003 (this year marking the 10th anniversary!). It's purpose is to help spark interest in the masterful literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading and talking about all the wonders of Middle Earth and beyond. The date of March 25th is significant because it marks the day of the downfall of Sauron at the conclusion of the 'War of the Ring' in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. According to the Tolkien Society website "the topic (this year) is "Tolkien's Landscapes". From the homely feeling of the Shire, to the dramatic Misty Mountains or the plains of Rohan, the landscapes of Middle-earth are a significant part of the appeal of Tolkien's work to many readers. Discuss the real-world inspiration for your favorite areas, the many wonderful artists who've portrayed Tolkien's world or where you'd most like to live." So, read on faithful readers and dig into a Tolkien book today and be sure to catch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on DVD and Blu-Ray! Keep it REAL!

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