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How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day?

How do you Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day? by Joe Gilronan

As per tradition, you will find me reading extracts from my all time favourite book “The Hobbit” and with that in mind, I thought I would share a Hobbit themed painting.

“Late For An Appointment” Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Second breakfast disturbed and all of a fluster Bilbo is ushered into the lane and urged to run. In the distance The Green Dragon Inn can be seen where Thorin and co await Burglar Baggins. Eager Hobbits stop their daily chores and watch on in interest; knowing anything is possible when Gandalf (a well known disturber of the peace) makes an appearance at the gate of Bag End.


Joe Gilronan

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Joe Gilronan is a professional Tolkien inspired artist. His passions include art, rpg’s, literature, film, music, the outdoors and of course most things Tolkien. Originally from Chester England, he now resides and paints under the sun drenched skies of Southern Spain. You can see his art at

About reuben

Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.