HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE, JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN!
Truly, this day is just such a joyous one, and I’m definitely going to be celebrating in style. Cake, a movie or two, even some Tolkien books! I’ve always been a huge Tolkien fan, as is evident by An Adventure in Tolkien, but it’s become even more prominent over the last couple of years, and I’m so excited to be bringing my now ANNUAL (!!!!!!!!) Tolkien month!
Last year, I dedicated the entire month of January to my favorite author, JRR Tolkien, and that would have been amazing enough, but his birthday is the start of the year, and wow, what a good way to kick things off. I’m not going to link all of last year’s posts since you can find them all on the An Adventure in Tolkien homepage, and which I’ll be adding all of this year’s to, as well!
HA! I started last year’s announcement birthday post of with for all of January, but let’s be realistic, it’s going to be for the entire year. One of my 2021 goals is to read half of the History of Middle-earth, but secretly, I want to read all thirteen volumes of it! At that rate, I’d have to read one book a month, so I’m hoping that means I might actually get to bombard you with all things Tolkien for the whole year. What a great aspiration to have, I’m so hyped.
Much like last year, we’re keeping with three posts a week, and here’s how they’ll go:
- Mondays, as always, are discussion days. I’ve got some interesting topics this year that are even more chaotic than last year, and I can’t wait for you to read them. And yes, one of them will be about Morgoth. Who do you think I am?
- Tuesdays are, of course, top 10s, but I’ve really got some heart-wrenching lists in store for you, so keep your eyes peeled!
- Wednesdays are going to be mostly reviews with one miscellaneous post thrown in so I don’t go stir crazy. This one won’t be much of a spoiler since half of it is on my monthly TBR for January, so I’ll just tell you what to expect: the first two volumes of the History, which include parts one and two of The Book of Lost Tales, and which will contain A LOT of me screaming since the First Age is where my heart lies, and hopefully one of the nonfictions that I’ve received for Christmas.
If I can find any Tolkien-related tags, I’ll throw them up on Thursdays, but otherwise, prepare yourself for a month of Middle-earth adventures!
Get cozy in your hobbit holes because it’s time for a celebration!
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