I first read Lord of the Rings at the age of 12. A friend received a single volume film tie-in copy as a gift, and I borrowed it. Must say I'm somewhat of a film firster, as I saw FoTR on DVD before I read the book. After reading The Fellowship of the Ring, I liked it so much that I did two book projects for school on The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Only later did I see TT and RoTK on film.