Breelynd loves the entire Lord of the Rings series "because it took me out of this world, and showed me another". Start with Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the series.
It would take you over 17 hours to watch the theatrical editions of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies, and another nine days (number approximate) to make your way through the additional footage and bonus features. You’ll need second (and third and fourth and fifth and sixth) breakfast, not to mention all the movies in one set, to complete that unexpected journey. You’re on your own with the food — though I’ve heard good things about po-tay-toes — but the Middle-Earth Limited Collector’s Edition can .
The Fellowship of the Ring was formed as a brotherhood among members of the various . Its purpose was to take the to that it might be cast into the fires of (Orodruin), the mountain in which it was forged, so that it would be destroyed, this would ultimately kill Dark Lord Sauron.