Fantasy/sci-fi/horror, movies, TV, comics and novels, history, religion, animals and dinosaurs, space travel.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
Before FOTR came out, my mum bought me The Lord of the Rings. I read the first couple chapters of Book I (A Long Expected Party, A Shadow of the Past) and II (Many Meetings, The Council of Elrond) to learn more about the plot. I read TTT and ROTK over 2002 after the movie, and finished everything else over 2003.