Tolkien (the histories and other works, as well as LOTR and The Hobbit), science fiction (BIG Star Trek fan), nature, music, movies, reading.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I read "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" each summer four years in a row starting when I was a senior in high school -- so 1969-1970. I've read other fantasy works -- but they all seem derivative to me.
Favorite Tolkien character:
So HARD to choose. . . . . . .
Arwen Undomiel . . . . . . . .Because of the difficult choice she must make and makes for love.
If I were given two -- Eowyn would be the second -- for the same reason and because she is not afraid to go beyond the role normally assigned to the women of Rohan.