Reading - all kinds - fantasy, history, science, non-fiction etc.
Krav Maga, Shotokan Karate
Food - love to cook main dishes.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I read The Hobbit after it was introduced by my oldest brother. After I got the book when another brother was done with it I read it about age 10 and then launched into the LOTR abut age 11. Tolkien captured me straight off - like all of you here there is just something magical about the way he writes and the story.