Reading (favorite authors: JRR Tolkien [of course!], Guy Gavriel Kay, Ellis Peters, Dick Francis), walking/hiking, swimming, canoeing, wine, travel
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
Pretty sure it was the fall of 1977; I associate the musical version of War of the Worlds w/reading it...my brother & I had each gotten the Ballantine boxed set the previous Christmas. My brother read his right away & loved it, & being the obnoxious big sister, I had to tease him about it & didn't read my set. One day I had absolutely nothing else to read, so I started Fellowship & was immediately hooked. As soon as I read the last page, I turned back to the beginning & started again!
Favorite Tolkien character:
I've been an Eowyn fan from my first read...I WAS Eowyn all through junior & senior high school—doing what the guys did rather than what the girls did. A close second favorite character is Faramir...he was noble but humble. You could see his uncertainties & his hurt over the way Denethor treated him.