I'll admit I saw the movies first...and FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM. I've seen each of them at least 30 times and love everything about them! The main reason I watch them so often is because of how they take me into Middle-earth. My mood changes with it as well. The visuals and music transform the world around me as I watch.
Now because I became a movie-fan, I HAD to read the books (which I enjoy very much)!
Favorite Tolkien character:
-Remind me a bit of Robin Hood (and I love the tale of Robin Hood)
-Seems like a fair guy...and winds up with Eowyn!
-Because I don't want to be cliche and choose a main character as my favorite!