Happy Tolkien Reading Day (25.03.10 by Pieter Collier) -
25 March means Tolkien Reading Day! Time to take up your books and read your favorite passages, or even better go outside and read them out loud in a public place or join a local Tolkien Reading Day event in your area!
Tolkien Reading Day is the perfect way to introduce children or young readers to tolkien's Middle-earth, to reading books in general and to share thoughts about tolkien's works. You can read an old favourite or maybe discover new ones.
Launched in 2003 by the Tolkien Society, the reading day event has sparked interest in reading and reading groups across several nations and ages from Primary schoolchildren to University students and library users of all ages. Hence the circulation of this release to the media, educational press and county library services.
25th March has significance to tolkien's readers, as it is the day of the Downfall of Sauron at the conclusion of the 'War of the Ring' in The Lord of the Rings. On this day the One Ring of Power is destroyed and the Realm of Sauron is ended for ever.
As 2010 is the International Maritime Organization's Year of the Seafarer the theme chosen gives people a chance to read and think about exploring the undercurrents in the Numenorean romance the Tale of Aldarion and Erendis from Unfinished Tales, the journeys and ships of the Teleri, the flight of the Noldor, and the voyages of Tuor and Earendil in The Silmarillion. In Lord of the Rings the topic might include Bilbo's poem about Earendil, the story of Amroth and Nimrodel and even the journeys and adventures that take place at the mouths of the Anduin. Among the shorter poems there are Errantry, The Sea-Bell, The Happy Mariners, and The Last Ship and at a pinch Bombadil Goes Boating. But you also might prefer to just read a classic like The Hobbit!
I Wear Your Shirt
Here at Tolkienlibrary.com we very much like the Reading Event and we very much like to spread our love about Tolkien books. That is why we will have Jason Sadler from iwearyourshirt.com wear a Tolkien Library T-shirt today and read Tolkien books all day long!
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