I’m a 25 year old from Sweden who have been into the world of Tolkien since the age of 9. My favourite interests include films, reading, drawing, painting, exercising and generally geeking out.
I discovered Tolkien at the age of 9 in 2001 when the local library was presenting our class with a copy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I told my father that I was interested in reading it and he had copies of the books at home. He also showed me that we had The Hobbit and Silmarillion as well and explained the chronology. However, I shouldn’t start off with Silmarillion, so I was handed The Hobbit. I instantanly liked it and went on to read Fellowship. After having got half-through Fellowship the film was released and I became obsessed. I read through the other two books and by autumn 2003 I had also read Silmarillion at the age of 11 (most of the book kind of got past me, except the parts concerning the gods and the third age). I have not read the books loads of times. However, I have never had the chance to read any of The History of the Middle Earth, but seeing as I now own the set of books I will.
What I’ve read so far
The Hobbit | The Hobbit, graphic novel | The Lord of the Rings | The Silmarillion | Unfinished Tales | The Children of Hurin | The Book of Lost Tales part 1 + 2 | The History of the Hobbit (J.D Rateliff) | The Father Christmas Letters | Mr Bliss | Tales from a Perilous Realm | The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun | The Fall of Arthur | The Story of Kullervo | Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary | The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
On the shelf to read: The History of Middle-Earth (volumes 2-12) and The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun.
Books to get: The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien, Beren & Lúthien, and The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays,