Now this is a holiday I can get into–it ranks right up there with Tell a Fairy Tale Day in my book. It was chosen because it was on this very day, March 25th, that Frodo dropped the ring into Mount Doom. 🙂
Tolkien was a huge influence on me as a teenager. My home life hadn’t been happy, and it all seemed to come to a head in junior high and high school. Books were my favorite escape, and nothing could touch The Lord of the Rings. The first time I read it, I did the classic carrying it with me from room to room, bumping into things because I wouldn’t put it down.
But LOTR has been more to me than a book I read long ago. It’s one of the few books I reread almost every year, and each time it seems like the book has grown, too. There’s always a little more Professor Tolkien can teach me. Now that’s powerful writing.
I’m posting some of my favorite quotes here, but please feel free to tell me some of yours. Or your favorite scenes or characters. Or especially if Tolkien’s work touched your heart in some special way.
In the meantime–read on. It’s the perfect day to read a little Tolkien. 🙂