Greetings and welcome Eithin! I'm glad you are enjoying the good professor's work. I almost have my 14 year old son talked in to reading The Hobbit. I think he will start it this week for his next school reading project. I love that book and hope it becomes a movie sometime. We have a DVD of the old Rankin-Bass animated movie, but its not the same. Anyhoo...welcome again to PT. Browse through the Message Board threads (left hand side of your screen) and read some of the discussion that have happened before, or are already in progress. You will learn quite a bit about Tolkien's work through these discussion, as well as a little bit about the psyche of fellow PT members. Not for bedtime reading! ;)
Welcome again Eithin!