The Shire-Reckoning

Welcome to the website for the ‘Shire-Reckoning’ Twitter accounts! Each account live-tweets the events of The Lord of the Rings on the dates and times they occurred:

@ShireReckoning — Timed for Oxford, England
@ShireReckoningW — Six hours later, for the Western Hemisphere

For example:

The Shire-Reckoning · Sep 22 · 5:50 am

The day dawns bright for Frodo’s 50th birthday. The only furniture remaining at Bag End are the pieces that Frodo is selling tomorrow, with the hole itself, to the Sackville-Bagginses.

Here’s an archive of the full year, in case you want the freedom to browse through them more conveniently:

January 8–10 11–13 14–15 16–17 20–25
February 14–16 17–25 26 27–28 29–30
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16–17 18–24 25 27–28
April 1–30
May 1–30
June 1–30
July 1–30
September 18–21 22 23 24 25 26 27–28 29 30
October 1–5 6 7–18 19–24 25
December 1–30

This site also offers a range of older material, written back before Twitter existed—when this site offered daily summaries of The Lord of the Rings as an RSS feed:

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