Tolkien Reading Day 2015 – Gandalf Illustration

Every year on March 25th, Hobbits, Orcs, and other creatures come together to celebrate Tolkien Reading day. Organised by the Tolkien Society, it is a day to celebrate and promote J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. The date, March 25th has been chosen because it is the date of the the downfall of Sauron and the fall of Barad-dûr.

I don’t know why, but geeky holidays, such as Star Wars day (May 4th) or Hobbit day (September 22nd), excite me more than most real holidays. So even though I’ll have to work on March 25th and then have to go back to write my sociolinguitsic analysis of the Washington Redskins controversy for a linguistics paper, I’ll try to find the time to read segments of The Silmarillion. My actual ‘celebrations’ will be on the weekend after Tolkien Reading day, including second breakfast, re-readings of Tolkien’s work and possibly a LOTR and Hobbit movie marathon.

This year I’ve been more excited about TRD than ever, so I ended up creating graphics for Middle-earth News. You can see all three graphics over at Middle-earth News’ instagram, but here is my personal favourite:

Gandalf wants you_middle

For more informations about ways and places to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day, just visit middleearthnews.com! 

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