Well, I have never actually read the books. I do have them on my to read list though! I started reading The Hobbit, so that's a start. I figure if I get in the prelude, the LOTR books will be easier to read. I have watched the movies though, several times, and I love them! I cannot get enough of them. They are long, but that is the great part of it. The story is very detailed. Plus, it helps that it is a fantasy! I love fantasy! So, if you haven't guessed it yet, I would have to say movies, but that might change after I have read the books. We shall see!