My main interests are in polar meteorology, polar science and climate change. Though Tolkien does take up the majority of my spare 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. I thought it sounded daft. I picked it up a year later, I haven't looked back since. How wrong I was.
Favorite Tolkien character:
The Talking Purse. I shouldn't even have to explain why.