Okay, I'll just come out and admit it: I've never read The Lord of the Rings.
Go ahead and try to revoke my geek credentials. I won't hide in shame any longer.
I will, however, remedy this situation, now that I have time to read on a regular basis.
When I was 14, I tried to read The Hobbit, and found it quite dull. My wife suggested to start on Fellowship, and it has proven reasonably engaging.
Confession is good for the soul.