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Not 100% about Books, but… Middle Earth

As a kid, The Hobbit was one of my favorite books. I plowed through the Narnia series and found myself deep in Middle Earth for the first time as I had been looking for a most aggressive read. Even today, I remember how exhausting it was to read myself into this beautiful landscape created by JRR Tolkien. At the time, I was 12 years old. But then I began to appreciate the world he created with an understanding of the work he endured to create the series. By the time the movies came out when I was still in high school, I could hold my head high with the best of the LOTR fanatics. Needless to say, at the age of 24 I nearly jumped out of my pants as the opening credits brought me back into Middle Earth for The Hobbit nearly a year ago.

This fan girl inside of me, the same fan girl who would refresh the LOTR official homepage until she heard Billy Boyd say, “Welcome to Lord of the Rings dot net,” in that beautiful scottish accent of his, quivers with Google’s latest experiment. With the power of Chrome, they are bringing to life Middle Earth in a way for their fans, book lovers and movie lovers, to experience and learn all there is to this landscape and story…

Meet Middle Earth Now:

When River Ram Press looks to the future and the technology that will be available to bring life to the words of our author’s manuscripts, this is what we look for. Ideas that stem off the book, of the author’s world, and will hand the reader an experience that will  reengage them in the story over and over. To entice them back to the pages where they first met the land and the characters. Where they found the emotion that will be tied to a particular story for the rest of their lives through a deep and engaging experience.

That feeling I get when I hear, ‘Bilbo Baggins of the Shire, Bag End.’

xx, Kristin


  1. To read Tolkien is to know how deeply imaginative an author can be; how completely engrossed in a world, and how utterly brilliant one can be to bring scores of readers into the world along with him. Of all of the authors I have read, I think Tolkien has to take the cake. I’m also glad when I hear other people’s Tolkien love stories!

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