Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

On this day in 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born. Without a doubt Tolkien has been the most influential writer of high-fantasy. His books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have had a great influence on me as well. I enjoyed reading his books in my teens and I enjoyed them even more when I read them out loud with Julia. While reading them the second time, I realized how poetic Tolkien's writing is. It is simply beautiful. I feel it was meant to be read aloud.

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