Sometime around the time that The Two Towers movie came out. I was infatuated by it, and was doing everything I could to get my hands on any writtings of Lord of the Rings. I really haven't stopped since. My favorite books to date, by far. =)
Favorite Tolkien character:
Faramir is my favorite character by far. I think the reason why would be that I can relate to him fairly easily. We're alot alike in personality.