I first started reading the Lord of the Rings a couple of years before Fellowship Of The Ring came out at the cinemas. I loved reading the books and thought they would make a great film... then it happened. ^_^
It was one of the best reading experiences ever!
Favorite Tolkien character:
That's a hard one...
I suppose I have three. Éowyn for her courage; Arwen because she made this incredible sacrifice of giving up her immortality for love; and Aragorn because he possesses all the leadership qualities everyone aspires to have.