A Big Happy Birthday

Today is JRR Tolkien’s 129th birthday — January 3, 1892

I fell in love with his writings when I was introduced to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings as a freshman in high school.  One of my good friends gave me The Hobbit and told me that I ought to read it.  He had the book memorized and used to quote passages from it all the time.  I thought, “What the heck” and read it.

I was hooked and have read that genre avidly from that time on.  Thanks, Steve, for introducing me to this great author.  Happy Birthday, Mr. Tolkien!