Precious snack: In Tolkien's books, lembas was a special bread made by elves that could stay fresh for months — perfect for sustaining travelers on a long journey (or engaging in an all-day movie marathon.) Try it for elevenses. Beth Accomando for NPR hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': David Greene wishes he had that Middle-Earth music

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A massive plume of ash billows up into the sky as Mount Tongariro erupts at Tongariro National Park earlier today in New Zealand. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A promotion for J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, which is now being made into a movie trilogy, at the Frankfurt Book Fair last month. Arne Dedert /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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