In the fall of 2017, Lord of the Rings fans were given the greatest news in all of Middle-earth: Amazon Prime declared that they were to adapt Tolkien's epic fantasy, only in an entirely new way and age. Instead of taking place in the Third Age, it would cover a prequel to the trilogy we all know and love, only the exact synopsis of the Second Age adventure was not revealed... until now!
Today is National Bird Day! To celebrate, we thought it would be fun to share a list of five fictional and unforgettable birds found in literature. Buckle up for a tour through the skies with these fantastical winged beasts!
Christmas movies and books are the most cozy of comforts during the holiday season, but when there's delicious fictional treats involved, they can be quite tantalizing. Oh, how we wish we could get our hands on some of these mouth watering delights. Just for fun, let's see if you can get through this list without getting hungry! If all else fails, you can try your hand at their DIY recipes!
J.R.R. Tolkien’s home in Oxford, England will soon be for sale, the very house where Tolkien wrote “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit.” And the actors who starred in the movie adaptations of these beloved novels have launched a campaign to buy it and turn it into a literary center dedicated to his works.
The crowdfunding campaign titled “Project Northmoor” aims to raise $6 million in three months, with $5 million being dedicated to purchasing the home and the rest used to renovate it and establish a nonprofit organization to operate the literary center. Actor Sir Ian McKellen, who portrayed Gandalf in the movies, along with costars Martian Freeman who played Bilbo in The “Hobbit” and John Rhys-Davis who played Gimli in “The Lord of the Rings” appeared in a video, asking Tolkien fans and readers, dubbed “our fellowship of funders” by McKellen to donate what they can, and establish various tiers to the fundraising project like restoration of Tolkien’s garden and creating a lair for the dragon Smaug.
The literary center will be the first-ever created to honor Tolkien’s legacy and serve to host literary programs for fantasy writers and fans alike.
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Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien are in for a delicious surprise as an untold story comes to light. A new release of Tolkien's writings will be launching our summer into a whirlwind when the new book titled The Nature of Middle Earth will be published on June 24, 2021 by Harper Collins.