Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tolkien Reading Day

According to The Tolkien Society, Friday, March 25, is Tolkien Reading Day, an international celebration of J. R. R. Tolkien's literary works.

Participants (or Tolkien enthusiasts) are encouraged to read their favorite passages. Here are a few books from the Armacost Library to get you started:

http://books.redlands.edu/record=b1181513~S0  http://books.redlands.edu/record=b1273203~S0  http://books.redlands.edu/record=b1311167~S0

And feel free to search our Library for more books by J. R. R. Tolkien

After you've read and reflected on your chosen words, I invite you to listen to Tolkien read to his friend, George Sayer. In August of 1952, while Tolkien visited George Sayer in Worcestershire, they recorded the following reading from The Hobbit, featuring Tolkien's voice acting for Gollum:


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