I read the Hobbit in about 3rd grade and did a book report on it. I also did a shoebox diorama/puppet show of Gandalf vs, the Balrog in about 1985, and surprisingly nobody knew what I was talking about, but it was epic. ;)
I have read the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and I am working my way through the Silmarillion. LOTR is a massive part of my life, and gives me great joy and inspiration!