A brief write up on J.R.R. Tolkien, one of my favorite authors.

The sign of JRR TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973), was a brilliant philologist who taught at Oxford University from 1925 to 1959, but is best known for authoring The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, my most favorite set of books. These books are set in Middle Earth: a detailed imaginary place and time with runes, men, magic, and all sorts of odd creatures. 

Some people say that since our lives are so short, a person should read different books instead of re-reading books. That's true, but on the other hand a good read is a good read. I first read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy in high school. Although I am not a Middle Earth fanatic, I've read it at least once every two years.  I find that the series is best read in the chill of autumn.

Why do I like the Middle Earth books? There are several reasons and I shall try to list a few of them here:

I hope the movies based on the trilogy do well, but they should in no way diminish the brightness of the books.


Links that lead to off-site pages about Tolkien and The Lord of The Rings.

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