Hiking, reading, music, stargazing (don't all elves love that?)
Debating Boromir with my mother, whose generally calm demeanor goes completely out the hobbit hole whenever I say anything positive about the poor guy. (She REALLY doesn't like him.)
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I was 10. We read the first chapter of "The Hobbit" in my 6th grade reader and I went home and started the book. (My mom's a big fan too.) I finished it, picked up LotR, and sincerely mourned being finished with it, because it was over. When I told my mom, she just smiled and handed me The Sil.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Eowyn. She was my favorite the first time I read the book, and still is 20 years later.