I hope you enjoy and I hope you are as pumped as I am. :)
1.) How did you first hear about LOTR and the Hobbit?
I first heard about the Hobbit when I was 12 and had to read the Hobbit as a school assignment. I had never heard of it before then, but I fell in love when I read the book and I told my Daddy about it. That's when he told me it was a prequel to a series called Lord of the Rings and he said if I wanted to watch them that he'd watch them with me. And thats when I was introduced to Lord of the Rings. After watching and loving the movies equally as much, my friend let me borrow the book series. I've been a fan of them all ever since. I even had written (and got back!) a fanletter to Elijah Wood. He sent me an autograph of himself.
2.) How many times have you read LOTR/The Hobbit? Or have you yet to read it at all?
This isn't usually the case for me... so don't get upset, but I actually haven't read the books more than once or twice. I saw the movies over and over again, but sometimes the books get a little lengthy. Plus, I always like to keep reading new books and there is a library 5 minutes from my house where as renting movies actually cost something ( granted, its only a buck but still.) and it's a bit more than 5 minutes away. So when I want to watch a movie, its usually one we have. Whereas with books, I can keep widening my catagory of books that I have read by going to the library.
3.) Would you name your child as a character after it?
Maybe. But it wouldn't be after them really. I just like the name Sam, so I miight name one of my kids Sam. However, if I got a new dog... I might name him Frodo, Merry, Pippin, or Gandalf.
4. What are your thoughts on Tom Bombadil? Do you think he should have been in the movie?
I was 12 (almost 13) when I read the Hobbit, and roughly 14 when I read Lord of the Rings. I know this is bad, but I honestly don't remember him that well.
5. Do you have a favorite piece of poetry from any of Tolkien's books?
A HOBBIT ALL THE WAY. I'll marry Frodo or Merry or Pippin!