Exactly a week ago, it was Tolkien Reading Day 2020. Tolkien Reading Day is a worldwide celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, established by the Tolkien Society in 2003. It is held on the 25th of March, the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr.
This year, the global COVID19 pandemic kept many Tolkien scholars and fans away from special events usually organized by local Tolkien societies and groups on Tolkien Reading Day, but fortunately Jeremy Edmonds of https://www.tolkienguide.com (@TolkienGuide) stepped in and organized an amazing live-streamed programme of readings by Tolkien scholars, artists, actors, and fans! I took part via a brief recording (life is too complicated just now for live appearances!) but I did have with me a very special guest!!! If you missed it, here’s your chance to listen again!