Reading/writing fanfiction, drawing, listening to music, imagining elaborate fantasy scenarios in which I kick butt, arguing, anime/manga, being a smart-ass.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
My dad (squire) got me The Hobbit when I was 6, I think, and then he summarized the story of The Lord of the Rings to me, then read it aloud as a bedtime story when I was 7. I saw the FOTR movie, then read TTT and ROTK, and went back and read FOTR when I was 8.
Favorite Tolkien character:
I always liked Merry. Not sure why--he seemed the most down-to-earth of the hobbits when I was reading.