Tolkien Reading Day

The First Tolkien Reading Day was celebrated on March 25th 2003, an important date in the book. March 25th is the Downfall of Sauron, an event that changed Middle Earth and ushered in a new era.

In recent years The Tolkien Society have provided information packs, bookmarks and posters for schools taking part in this event. Libraries and the fandom celebrate it too, finding unique ways to keep the reading fresh. Recently, the goal is to raise awareness of other Tolkien texts rather than the very popular Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit.

Typical events consist of readings and discussions, but some groups re-enact scenes from the Lord of the Rings books. I just hope to finish a small ficlet to post. I was thinking of starting a line of Druedain tales. It could be a small contribution, but if that doesn’t pan out, I could always take a very edited look at the disastrous last Hobbit movie. The DVD is coming out this week, if I’m not mistaken.

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