I saw the LOTR films at a young age and was astonished. Ever since then I learned as much as I could on a small budget. I have seen the movie trilogy dozens of times, but have read the books only three times since I don't have a lot of time and am a slow reader. I have read the Silmarillion several times due to my interest in what occured in the First Age.
I know english I consider myself to have a level three knowledge of all LOTR.
And yes I know this page is bland, but I care not.