This is the second in a series of posts where the content is provided by a guest who has graciously answered five questions about their experience as a Tolkien reader. I am very humbled that anyone volunteers to spend time in this busy world to answer questions for my blog, and so I give my sincerest thanks to Rhiuial and the other participants for this.
To see the idea behind this project, check out this page
I want to thank Donato Giancola for allowing me to use his stunning portrait of J.R.R Tolkien as the featured image for this project. If you would like to purchase print of this painting, they are available on his website!
If you would like to contribute your own experience, you can do so by using the form on the contact page, or by emailing me directly.
Now, on to Rhiuial’s responses:
How were you introduced to Tolkien’s work?
Picked up Unfinished Tales in a bookshop aged 18 and got thoroughly hooked!
What is your favorite part of Tolkien’s work?
The Silmarillion, but especially: Of The Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Aernoediad.
What is your fondest experience of Tolkien’s work?
Too many !
Has the way you approach Tolkien’s work changed over time?
Yes. I now much prefer reading the books chronologically.
Would you ever recommend Tolkien’s work? Why/Why not?
I have done frequently, why not?? A great way of developing imagination/escapism