Tolkien’s 122nd Birthday

TheOneRinginscriptionwithTolkienssymbol_zpse18b2086J.R.R. Tolkien would have been 122 today.

His writings enriched and continue to enrich my life (see my Best Reads of 2013 wherein The Silmarillion received a rare five star rating from me).

While I haven’t re-read The Hobbit for the umpteenth time, I did venture out last week to see The Desolation of Smaug at my local favorite movie theatre (I gave that movie 3.5 stars via Flixster, and don’t think it’s as well done as the first one, An Unexpected Journey).

If you haven’t read any of Tolkien’s writings, I highly recommend all of them.  I rarely re-read books, but I will always return, again and again, to the master of epic fantasy storytelling.

Some previous posts I’ve shared at this blog that reference Tolkien’s legacy:

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