“But in Gondor, the New Year will always now begin upon the twenty-fifth of March when Sauron fell, and when you were brought out of the fire to the King.” Gandalf’s words in Return of the King are part of the story behind Tolkien Reading Day, established March 25, 2003 by the Tolkien Society “to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien.” Whether you’re a rabid Ringer or you’ve only ever seen the Peter Jackson films, enjoy these more extended glimpses into Tolkien’s world(s):
Story and Screen
Both long-time Tolkien fans and new readers alike will appreciate this calm, balanced explanation of how and where the Peter Jackson film interpretations differ from Tolkien’s original books.
Love of Language
If you want to delve deeper into Tolkien’s linguistic side?the complex languages he invented?check out these resources, lesson plans, and workbooks to guide you through the basics of Sindarin, Quenya, and Tengwar.
One Community to Rule Them All
For those who’d enjoy hanging out with fellow Tolkien lovers, the forums at TheOneRing.com are a great place to chat about the books, the characters, the films, LOTR-related RPGs, and literature, music, and even scholarly topics.