I first read the books round 1968. I don't remember much except for being scared while reading in the afternoon by the Ringwraiths in FOTR. I never picked the books up again until 2002. With 30 years of life experience behind me, the books impacted me so profoundly I was stunned. I set out in a quest to understand why. I'm still on that journey. (1/28/2004)
Favorite Tolkien character:
Well, I want to date Legolas... sing with the Rivendell Elves.. and talk about Boromir.