Top 5 Best Locations in ‘Lord of the Rings’

Top 5 Best Locations in ‘Lord of the Rings’

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is one of the most well respected pieces of fantasy literature for a reason. Not only do its characters, themes, and wonderful prose continue to resonate with readers decades after its first publication but the world Tolkien created, Middle-earth, feels so real that many readers have desperately wanted to be there since being drawn in through the first lines of The Fellowship of the Ring. Here are some of the best locations throughout Middle-earth, each breathtaking in its imagined beauty.   1. The Shire   A loosely organized set of territories nestled in northwest Middle-earth, …

Top 5 Best Locations in 'Lord of the Rings'

Top 5 Best Locations in 'Lord of the Rings'

Book Culture

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is one of the most well respected pieces of fantasy literature for a reason. Not only do its characters, themes, and wonderful prose continue to resonate with readers decades after its first publication but the world Tolkien created, Middle-earth, feels so real that many readers have desperately wanted to be there since being drawn in through the first lines of The Fellowship of the Ring. Here are some of the best locations throughout Middle-earth, each breathtaking in its imagined beauty.   1. The Shire   A loosely organized set of territories nestled in northwest Middle-earth, …

5 Fictional Places We Wish Were Real

5 Fictional Places We Wish Were Real

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It’s only the middle of the week and you are waiting to go to the beach or counting down the days until vacation. For some, maybe you’re just waiting for the weather to not be so humid.   But some of our favorite books provide even better summer escape destinations. If only these were real…   ​1. The Capitol from “The Hunger Games” Image courtesy of Pinterest   Yes, absolutely, it’s a symbol of oppression and tyranny, but it also seems like a technological paradise. The Capitol lifestyle is needlessly excessive, but some of the excesses are pleasant. For instance, imagine finishing …