Tolkien, mythology, literature (Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, others.), Tintin, music, rock n' roll.
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
I first read The Lord of the Rings in high school after I saw the movies, and fell in love.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Let's see...I have several favorite characters. Frodo, Legolas, Gandalf, Aragorn, Galadriel, Pippin, Merry,Elrond...several more. I can't decide. They all have good qualities that I admire. Frodo is courageous and despite doubt and fear, takes up the Ring, which nearly consumed him in the end. Sam for being brave and stouthearted and sticking by Frodo. Galadriel for being wise and benevolent. I could go on.