Hey look! All of those shiny things up in the sky sure are pretty.
Hiking is pretty awesome, as is reading, but don't try both at the same time or you may trip.
I'm out of practice, but taekwondo still counts as an interest.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
There was a boxed set of LotR up high on a bookshelf in my home for a long time. Finally, when I was around 12 years old, I decided to take it down and read it. I must have liked it immediately because, before I even finished LotR, I saw the word "Tolkien" in one of those book-orders you get in grade-school, and therefore had to have it (The Silmarillion).