Thursday, April 14, 2016

L: 'Lord of the Rings' and Lighthouses


                                                          Alan Lee illustration from the 1991 edition

It's Tolkien.  What else can I say.  Some of you may remember that my bonus post last year was a reference to a Tolkien place or character with an accompanying video.  

Wonderful stories with new places, a history, new cultures, new languages...what kind of genius does it take to make all this up?  If the world were destroyed and these books survived, would a future generation thousands of years from now think it was really their past?

I kinda wish I still had my paperback editions of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' so I would not mar the pages of the beautiful editions I now own. Oh well.  There is always the local library if I want to re-read them - again - if I live long enough to read everything on the TBR list.  I do want to re-read 'The Silmarillion', which I think I have only read once.

Have you read 'The Lord of the Rings'?  Or 'The Hobbit'?  Do you have books that you re-read? More than once?  (I knew an attorney who read 'The Lord of the Rings' every few years.)

Lighthouses abound in Michigan, more than in any other state.  I have great pictures of lighthouses I have visited, but no pictures from those in Michigan - at least not on the computer.  Go figure.  If you are travelling along the Great Lakes, you are very likely to spot them.  


9 comments:

  1. I started to read the Lord of the Rings books in highschool, but never really got into them. Maybe if I read them again now I would.

    I would love to take the drive up to MI to see some of these lighthouses, they look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings many years ago. I don't own copies. I do have copies of the movies though. I tried the Silmarillion and couldn't get on with it. I always remember Joel Segal who used to be the film critic on Good Morning America, talking about the second movie which he, apparently, didn't like and describing a scene with the elves talking and said he was delighted when "Elvish had left the building".

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    1. Forgot to say, NC has a lot of lighthouses too.

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  3. I have read them both and enjoyed them. I have several books I read again and again - Salem's Lot, Sentenced to Prism, Dune, The Dosadai Experiment, Queen of the Damned. The Belgariad (all five books) - I could go on :). I'm a picky reader so when I find something I love I often go back.
    Tasha
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    1. I haven't read any of those and I have a that list that I will never finish.

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  4. My sister read the series, I did see the movies :)

    It would be fun to see a Michigan lighthouse I think!

    betty

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  5. I still have to read LOTR and I will accomplish this goal as I love the movies. Christopher Lee who played in the films read these books every year, met Tolkien and Pet Jackson used his vast knowledge to help with the filming. I actually love lighthouses..something sad about them for some reason.

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  6. I didn't know Michigan had more lighthouses than any other state. I do know I don't want to go up in one again. Climbing those stairs is HARD!

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    1. We have nearly 4,000 miles of coastline, second only to Alaska, so it's why we have so many lighthouses.

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