We'll start with The Hobbit, although if you don't want to read that one, feel free to join us 2 weeks later when we get started on The Fellowship of the Ring.
Here are the discussion dates for the books:
June 29th: The Hobbit
July 13th: The Fellowship of the Ring
July 27th: The Two Towers
August 10th: The Return of the King
Discussions will take place just like the standard NBC discussions, with open forum. Feel free to ask questions, make comments, start posts, the whole sha-bang.
I'm looking forward to reading these together!