Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien
Today is J. R. R. Tolkien's birthday. He is one of my favorite authors. He'd be 118 years old today, just slightly older than Bilbo was when he left the Shire.
I did not read any of his books until after "Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King" was in theaters. After seeing all 3 movies, I decided to read "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". I fell in love with the Hobbits and Elves all over again. I am looking forward to reading "The Children of Hurin" and "The Silmarillion" as part of my things to read this year.
Happy Birthday Professor Tolkien.