This looks like the proper social forum to post this, so hopefully this isn't out of bounds. I'm sure the Tolkien die-hards here have re-read LOTR a crazy amount of times just like myself. When I get into a discussion about Tolkien with friends or family, the issue usually comes up, and I'll mention that I have read the series (defined: The Hobbit and the LOTR, all 4 books as "the series") over 50 times (sadly, a couple years ago I lost the exact count). This usually ends up in some puzzled looks and questions regarding my sanity. But I know the folks here understand. I'm wondering how that number compares. Something tells me it's not really all that high, and the really dedicated readers have far surpassed my number. So the question is - how many times have you read it? I discovered The Hobbit sometime around 6th grade. I'm 52 now, so obviously more than 1 reading per year. There were years when it was 2-3x for sure. While I have read the Silmarillion and the History books (not all of them actually), Children of Hurin, etc multiple times as well, it's the LOTR that of course holds the key interest. Since I don't have any close friends who share my love of the work, I've never been able to really ask anyone else.