On Tolkien Reading Day

As per the Tolkien Society, March 25th is celebrated as Tolkien Reading Day.

Like Bloomsday is devoted to Joyce, Tolkien Reading Day is a day when fans of Tolkien gather informally and read from The Lord of the Rings or other Tolkien writings.

Why today? Why March 25th? Per the chronology in The Lord of the Rings, March 25th is the day that Barad-Dur fell and Sauron was defeated. It’s actually off by a week and a half — our calendar doesn’t match the Shire calendar — but it’s close enough. 😉

So, Tolkien-lovers! Get together with friends and fellow travelers on the road to Middle-Earth, and read aloud your favorite passages.

Make this a Tolkien Reading Day to remember. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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