My Catholic Faith, pro-life work, reading, writing, singing, piano, acting and filmmaking, baking, soccer.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
After starting LOTR once (like when I was seven), I had a bad nightmare and abandoned the venture. Several years later, my brother convinced me to try again. I finished it in about a week, and again a week later, and again, and again, and so on. You get the idea.