Music, especially Celtic, Irish Folk, and Blues, reading, and Renaissance Faires.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
Had never read anything by Tolkien, but was absolutely blown away by PJ's FOTR, that I read all three LOTR books and TH right away, then read them again over that summer, followed by the Sil. I've read LOTR and TH at least twice again, The Sil a second time (it was easier the second time) and CoH, and UT2. I'm looking forward to UT1 and the rest of HOME.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Boromir because of the contrast between his outward strenghts and inner frailties.