Movies, cooking (mostly baking), music, animals, my cat, LOTR, tattoos, japanese food... and much more, but I can't remember right now. :)
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
One day, long time ago, a friend of mine told me about the incoming "Fellowship Of The Ring" so I decided it was time to read the book... It took me 14 days to read it the first time (in italian, my language, of course). Then there was the second time, a few months later. One month ago I decided it was time to read LOTR in english... I don't have a lot of free time to read, but I must admit that, as good as translations can be, the english edition is just amazing.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Mmm... favorite character... I think Sam. Why? Because he's a true friend, and a fighter even if he doesn't realize it until the end. Because Frodo was the courageous and strong ring bearer, but he would have been lost without his Samwise.