I remember spending one Summer in Berlin at my aunts place. I was 12 and completely bored over there. I’ve found the trilogy on one of the bookshelves in the living room and when I quizzed my aunt about the books, she said that she has no idea where did the books came from and what they are about. Sounds like it was meant to be! :-) I spent the next few weeks on my cousin’s bunkbed reading like mad. Then I moved onto The Hobbit, Silmarillion and all The Unfinished Stories. I’m also a proud owner of the Lexicon of Beasts of the Middle-earth. I bought my first LOTR t-shirt on the day when the movie premiered and I wore it to the premiere. I feel you girl, being a Tolkienist is amazing. Everytime life sucks I turn to magic ;-) I share your love and I applaud you!