Read ROTK after seeing FOTR and TTT movies, realised there was stuff in TTT book that wasn't in the movie so bought that too, then bought FOTR last of all! Oh, then The Hobbit, so i read the history of Middle-Earth backwards.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Probably Bilbo as i'm just like him, as are many English people. We like our home comforts but can't resist a good adventure!
I also like Gandalf - Grey and White - because he's so wise and kick-ass!