I am nerdy. Hear me roar.
A copy of The Hobbit
was the first purchase the Mr and I ever made together, back when I was 15. We still have that battered old copy, fragile with age (the book, not me), as well as two other editions.
I live in the country where the movies are being made, and I'm a moderator on a very busy Tolkien-related site. So yes, among the trivia crammed into my head is a fair bit of Hobbit/LOTR stuff.