It’s Tolkien Reading Day

In the lore of Middle Earth, March 25 marks the day when the One Ring was destroyed by the Hobbit, Frodo, in the fires of Mount Doom (Amon Amarth).

As this marked the end of Sauron and the War of the Ring, this day has been designated Tolkien Reading Day.

Playing golf once every month of the year in Michigan isn’t the only streak I’m working on. I’ve also read The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit at least once each year since High School.

Golf actually makes an appearance in The Hobbit. It was, according to Tolkien, the accidental invention of the Hobbit Bullroarer Took, who knocked a goblin’s head off his shoulders into a hole. (Read about how a Hobbit invented golf).

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