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First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
That would be after I studied the first film for high school (was a bit late being introduced to Tolkien!) which got me hooked from the minute it started. I think what most stood out for me was the level of detail in Tolkien's world he has created and and all the songs and languages he had written, it is so easy to get lost in his world because of that, it feels so real like a history just as much as it is fantasy,