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About meReading is my great passion. I love the way a great author can make you feel, that through words alone someone can make you cry and laugh and really care about their characters.
I am a librarian at a UK health library but don't hold that against me! I have always read a lot. The public library was my second home when I was a child. Now, my main reading interest is fantasy books. As a child I read a lot of horse books and "Famous Five". As a teenager I strayed more into science fiction. My first introduction to fantasy was "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" when I was 11.
When I was 15, I read Lord of the Rings and fell in love. It remains my favourite book. I was then lucky enough to discover "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" which were being published at the time. They also leapt into my top five books.
At University I was lucky enough to make a friend who was REALLY into fantasy books and she introduced me to a wide range of authors including David Eddings and Barbara Hambly. She also lent me a copy of "The Summer Tree" and Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry became my second favourite book.
Fantasy has remained my main love. I belong to a reading group which has been interesting for leading me to books which I wouldn't have touched with a barge pole and sometimes you wish you hadn't! But it has also introduced me to some excellent books outside the fantasy area. I don't read as much as I wish I could as work makes me too tired to read much on weekdays so my reading is often confined to weekends and holidays. It's frustrating but can't be changed.

About my libraryMy library unsurprisingly contains mostly fantasy books but I do have several crime (Agatha Christie) and thriller books as well as personality books.
My favourite five books are:
Lord of the Rings
Fionavar Tapestry
Jane Eyre
Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Sherlock Holmes stories.

Some of the authors that I've discovered recently and really like are:

Lynn Flewelling
Juliet Marillier
Naomi Novik
Scott Lynch
Lois McMaster Bujold

I borrow a lot of books from the public library as I can't afford to buy them all but certain authors such as Stephen Donaldson and Guy Gavriel Kay I always buy.

One of my wishes if I ever win the lottery is to have a room lined with shelves of books and have time to read them!

GroupsBooks on Books, Cats, books, life is good., Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, INFJ, Librarians who LibraryThing, Myers-Briggs: All Types, Science Fiction Fans, Star Trek Books, The Green Dragonshow all groups

Favorite authorsLois McMaster Bujold, Stephen R. Donaldson, Lynn Flewelling, Robin Hobb, Guy Gavriel Kay, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)

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Real nameSarah

LocationBridgend, South Wales, UK

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Member sinceSep 10, 2006

Currently readingThe Library: A World History by James W. P. Campbell
The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike) by Robert Galbraith

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'ello! ^-^ I know exactly what you're talking about. Hewlett does such an amazing job, playing Rodney... (Er, actually, I love the whole cast, but I have a major soft spot for Rodney.) I know Beckett is the heart of Atlantis as far as most fans are concerned, but I really do believe that Rodney is the axis of that show. (Now, wouldn't he love to hear that? ^-~)

Good luck getting a hold of the novels! I admit I'm scared of them, because I don't have too many good experiences with translating other media into novel form.

May your job find ways to bring you fun and enjoyment too! (Long shot, possibly, but it'd be awesome if you managed to get your hands on the novels and managed to find a way to make your job less lethally boring around the same time.)
Thanks Sarah,that website is lovely,I have the B5 spin offs on dvd,I think I will get them out again now the dark nights are coming and watch them all again,I might even have the pilot,we need a librarything for dvds,I try and keep them in alphabetical order too but I need all my space for books.Have you tried Ann McCaffrey her Pern books are brilliant,I love dragons.There is a new Merlin on the BBC on saturday night have to see if its any good.Talk to you soon,thanks lindsey
Hi Sarah, fellow INFJ'er

Saw your comments recently in Myers Briggs and needed to say hello and that I can totally relate. I've used lt.com to create a ridiculous alter ego. It's more fun for me being creative and speaking through a different character than merely being myself.
Hi,

I haven't tried Barbara Hambly as I can't find the trilogy you mentioned anywhere - are they out of print?
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