Books, Music and Movies: Tolkien, John Gardner, Faulkner, Joseph Campbell, William Styron, Dostoevsky, Harry Potter, Alan Watts, Tom Waits, Guided By Voices, The Chieftains, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Pre-war Blues, Brahms, Beethoven, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Billie Holiday, Django Reinhardt, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Star Wars, LOTR, Jaws, Bride of Frankenstein, Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg, Tarantino, Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Hitchcock and too many other things to name!
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
At thirteen (a long time ago), in my room, going through a rough time. My thirteen year old brain thought the prologue was a slog (oh, I know) but then I couldn't put it down and barely came out of my room that summer. Since I've read it every two years or so. That's a lot.
Favorite Tolkien character:
Boromir/Frodo. They're imperfect heroes. The kind to which I can relate.