A periodic quote and discussion thread held on TORn's Message Boards


Today in Middle-earth (TIME) are quotes from the book that highlight events taking place on that date (from any year) in Middle-earth. They have been posted regularly on the Main Forum by grammaboodawg since March 2002. The dates are not converted to allow for the differences in Tolkien's Shire Calendar and the modern/Gregorian calendar.


TIME started as a personal project by grammaboodawg to keep track of what the members of the Fellowship were doing on any particular day of the year based on the timeline in Appendix B of the Lord of the Rings Appendices. Each day's accounting would hold entries from multiple years where applicable. As her project progressed, she decided she would share these entries on the TORn Message Boards.

Later, she added entries from The Hobbit by following milage charts and references from Karen Wynn Fonstad’s “The Atlas of Middle-earth.” And, every so often, when nothing can be derived for a day from the Appendices or Fonstad's book, she posts some of fanfic written by her.

In 2012, short excerpts for each day were entered into a Google Calendar and embedded as a widget on TORn's Home Page. 1

Book Spoilers

On days when she does not post anything in a TIME thread, grammaboodawg posts a Book Spoiler (BS), instead. The result of pairing BS with TIME means there is an almost daily offering from the world of J.R.R. Tolkien on TORn's Message Boards.


1 March 10, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: T.I.M.E. – Today In Middle-Earth History Calendar

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