Costume making, propmaking, writing, singing, drawing/painting, taking photos, long walks in the nature.
To spend hours in the library, volunteer-work, horseback riding, swimming, theatrical plays
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
Already as a small kid, my foster parents read me the Hobbit, I didnt really think further about it untill I suddenly heard it again at my school where we ended up having a school theatreplay of the Hobbit, where I got to be Frodo. That was pretty much what sparked my joy for Tolkiens universe and I quickly found out that he had made serveral books, books that I swallowed up.