Welcome to the forum, Angie.
Unless you've a very poor memory, that feeling of anticipation only happens on the first reading.
That's the only part of this aging process in which I find an advantage. Everytime I read LOTR, I relive the anticipation. The Two Towers was my favorite of the trilogy and was really a cliffhanger. However, ROTK really brought the tears to my eyes! :sad:
You are in for a fantastic experience, Angie!