Hey guys, just saying a big hello to everyone.
Not much to say really, except that I'm a huge fan of the whole Tolkien fantasy. I first read the Hobbit and then LOTR when I was younger and read them quite a few times. However, I have to say that it was the news that the films were being made that got me to read them again (and again, and again ...). I also took the plunge and read the Silmarillion for the first time. I tried reading this after LOTR but wasn't that interested as an eight year old. I have to say now that this is now my favourite book and it is now well worn.
Am at some point, when finances allow, going to buy the Complete Histories but it may be a while as I am but a poor student (Computer Science @ Manchester, England if you really want to know).
That is pretty much it really, except to say that I came to this site with a few questions left unanswered by the books and within minutes had found what I was looking for and in much more detail than I had expected.