I read the Hobbit over 20 years ago, and then started in on the Trilogy. About 1/2 way through the "Fellowship Of The Rings" I put it down and said I'd wait for the movie to come out
I love history and biographies. Just bought two great books while in the Smoky's on the people of Cades Cove in the 19th century, and then another on the establishment of the Great Smoky Mtn National Park (1900 to present).
I've been wanting to get the time to read the "Frontiersman", but haven't found the time. It chronicles the life of Simon Kenton (who lived in this area), and also my ancestor George Rogers Clark.