Tolkien Reading Day

March 25th, 2022 Kimberly Event, Spotlight 10 Comments

25th Mar

Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year. The date of the 25th of March was chosen as the date on which the Ring was destroyed, completing Frodo’s quest and vanquishing Sauron.

I first read the series when I was pregnant with my first child back in 1990. Color me a romantic, but my husband and I read them together at night, taking turns reading chapters aloud as we traveled with Frodo.

I loved the world that J. R. R. Tolkien created. My fondness for the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings was renewed when the movie adaptation came on the scene. I’ve re-read the books since then and hope to listen to them on audio.

The story has a wonderful message and is filled with quotes you’ll enjoy again and again.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

tolkien reading day

Today, I will spend some quiet time re-reading & listening to The Hobbit where it all began…. the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected…

Tolkien Reading Day
The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Genres: Fantasy
Source: Gifted, Purchase
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Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

Fun Ideas to Celebrate …

  • Grab the book from your shelf, library or bookstore and begin the journey all over again, or perhaps for the first time.
  • Tell a friend about the books or chat with others who have read it.
  • Chat on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about the book(s)
  • Download the audiobook
  • Podcasts. Several podcasts will have discussions, readings, and more. Check your favorite podcast app.
  • If you have Kindle Unlimited, the ebook and audiobook are available.
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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hold, and that means comfort.”

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10 Responses to “Tolkien Reading Day”

  1. Mia @ Genre Books and Me

    “This day does not belong to one man but to all. Let us together rebuild this world that we may share in the days of peace.” – Aragorn
    I love all things Tolkien–appropriate nowadays

  2. Lily

    Tolkien’s The Silmarillion is actually my favorite of all his works! I know The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are popular, but if you’re willing to dig deeper, The Silmarillion contains a LOT of beauty and tragedy that the other two works barely even reach. 😉

  3. Barbara Harper

    THAT’S why I am seeing so many Tolkien books on sale today! Both audio and Kindle books. I didn’t discover Tolkien until my kids were elementary-age. We loved the Peter Jackson films. I’ve only read the LOTR trilogy and The Hobbit and Father Christmas. Some time I’d like to venture into the others. But if I read one, I know I’d want to read all the rest. So I’ll wait til I finish some of my TBR stack.

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    • Lily

      You should! Tolkien is my favorite author, and he played a big part in my love for literature. 🙂