Celebrating Tolkien’s Birthday

JRR Tolkien

Happy New Year!

It’s 2019, and 3rd January brings with it the annual tradition for any Tolkien readers to celebrate the birth of the author — in this instance, 127 years ago.

You all know my deep passion for the author’s works, and this blog is a testament to that.

So without further ado, let me remind you of the traditional toast proposed by the Tolkien Society. Raise a glass (alcoholic or not) to “The Professor!” and dip into some quiet reading in honour of this great man and his extraordinary life.



5 thoughts on “Celebrating Tolkien’s Birthday

  1. Sharing a birthday with Prof Tolkien. Happy Birthday to his memory. The memorial of his death happens to be by my anniversary, September 2nd. May his memory be a blessing to his family and frineds.

  2. I have just discovered your blog and look forward to discovering more of your content.
    May I ask what you do for your work? It seems surreal to be able to write papers on Tolkien and I wish I did the same – did you study English Literature or something similar at university, or is this a hobby of yours? To have been invited to speak at Oxenmoot is amazing!
    I absolutely love Tolkien’s world and works. I wish I could have been able to work on the team who made The Lord of the Rings into films. Alas, I was only a baby at the time so that would never have been possible. Keep up the great work!
    Happy 2019 and a belated happy birthday to the most amazing author – Tolkien, we owe you so much thanks for the unbeatable world you created.

    1. Hey sarahelizabeth thanks a lot for your kind comments! I highly doubt my level of writing is anything but moderate at best. But I DO love to share my thoughts and opinions about Tolkien and his work with others. It’s such a wonderful experience, and to get people like you who appreciate this blog is even more amazing! 🙂 So thanks once again!

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