Remembering Tolkien


J. R. R. Tolkien
January 3rd, 1892 - September 2nd, 1973

My relationship with Tolkien began with a hobbit, one Bilbo Baggins by name. I was fourteen, browsing the shelves of my local library, and plucked an Alan Lee illustrated copy of The Hobbit from its space. My life is forever changed. Such a wide range of possibilities opened up, an entire new world of wonders. This lead to a glorious span of 4 years as The Lord of the Rings films were released where I eat, slept, and breathed everything Tolkien. Those years are long gone now, but my affection for this man and his stories will never fade.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Book to Movie: Thoughts on "Stand by Me" (1986) and the original short story "The Body" by Stephen King

Classics Club Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847)

Jane Eyre Read-Along: Thoughts on Chapters 1-10