Tolkien, science fiction and reading. Though, my main interests are in polar meteorology and climate change. Tolkien and my PhD take up all of my time!
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I've been hooked to Tolkien since about 10 years old. My sister told me about this strange book, with odd character and place names, like Merry and Buckleberry Ferry. After picking up the book, I haven't looked back.