Wednesday, January 03, 2007
J.R.R. Tolkien Born on This Day
Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on this day in 1892. I read The Hobbit for the first time in middle school (late 70s) and followed with the three books in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Silmarillion. I re-read the books in the trilogy when the movies came out, but it's The Hobbit that I still revisit nearly every year and love so much.