I'm here, too! I fell in LOVE with the movies, and am attempting to read the books. They are a bit harder than I was anticipating. I am going to attempt reading The Hobbit with my 8.5yo son. Maybe it is easier aloud. Who knows.
My fav part of the movies is:
1) Any part with Aragorn.
2) The scene in the ROTK EE when Aragorn sees the ships coming into Gondor, and he just falls to his knees and rests his head on Legolas.
3) In the theater, the lighting of the beacons. It isn't as impressive on the small TV screen, but in the theater I was just awe-struck.
I am half-way through the TT book and am amazed at how DIFFERENT the book is from the movie. I mean, half of the Two Towers is in the ROTK movie! Weird. Lots more fighting in the movies, too.
I'm so excited to talk about this!
(BTW: I am happy this moved to the Books forum. I don't read many other forums, so I would have never known it was there!)