I am reading The Lord of the Rings. I am currently on the second half of Fellowship.
how you liking it>?
It is rather excellent, I think. Tolkien's writing style is fascinating, and the Catholic themes in the book give a great message.
what fascinating about his style in particular?
Well, let me give a quotation (the one that appeared in a recent xkcd comic):
"Far above the Ephel Duath [a mountain range] in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was a light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."
I find that to be rather inspiring. Especially because it is a Catholic work, and the "light and high beauty" to which it is referring is a reference to God. I just think the way in which it is written has a nice sound to it.
I cannot comment much about the "5 pages walking..." thing, though, because I am only one sixth through the whole thing.