My library is organized by a book’s importance in my life. The more important the book, the higher and more to the left it is on the shelf. In my fiction library there are only two authors that have books that come before all the 30+ Dragonlance books I own.
When I started reading I had no notion of different “genres” among the stories I read. For many years my readings were limited by a) the books I had available at home and b) the books teachers required me to read.
Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Today, March 25th, is the day when we commemorate the Downfall of Sauron after the destruction of the Ruling Ring. As a result, the Tolkien Society invites readers all around the world to celebrate this day by reading–or rereading–their favorite passages or works by J.R.R. Tolkien. To foster a sense of fellowship in all participants, the Society proposes a topic each year. In 2019, the proposed topic was “Tolkien and the Mysterious”—and that was the main thrust behind me writing this post.