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Member: papagena

CollectionsYour library (1,121)

Reviews29 reviews

TagsFantasy (364), Autographed books (196), Classic novels (157), YA (123), Mystery (107), Modern fiction (94), Antiquity (91), Science fiction (69), Poetry (47), Myth/legend (45) — see all tags

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About meI am a recent college graduate, currently working at an independent bookstore and teaching Latin to 40 students. My B.A. was in Classical Philology. I am a dedicated bibliophile who loves books with a deep and enduring devotion. I maintain a website, along with a friend, which features reviews of fantasy and sci-fi from both an artistic and Christian perspective.

About my libraryI enjoy reading a quite diverse variety of books; I'll read pretty much anything as long as it's well-written and not too kinky. My collection leans towards fantasy, mostly because I feel more justified in buying them - 'it's for the website!' I also really enjoy classic novels, particularly 19th-century ones. And I have a small collection of old language books, as well as some modern textbook-style ones. Other types of literature that I particularly enjoy (though they are not as well-represented on my shelf) include mysteries and young-adult lit.

GroupsAncient History, Christianity, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Hogwarts Express, Homer, the Trojan war, and pre-classical Greece, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Oregonians, Read YA Lit, Teachersshow all groups

Favorite authorsLloyd Alexander, Ray Bradbury, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Homer, Victor Hugo, Diana Wynne Jones, Stephen R. Lawhead, C. S. Lewis, Patricia A. McKillip, Robin McKinley, Rosemary Sutcliff, J. R. R. Tolkien, Connie Willis (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresPowell's City of Books (Portland), Waucoma Bookstore

Homepagehttp://www.refracted-light.net

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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameSasha Decker

LocationOR, U.S.A.

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 6, 2006

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Dear Papagena

Seeing your books and reading www.rosemarysutcliff.wordpress.com may interest you ... do post a comment or two about books you have enjoyed of [[Rosemary Sutcliff]] and why..... failing all else at the 'You Write' tab.....

The blog is a labour of love not anything commercial, and I hope to foster in a very loose way a community of people who enjoy Rosematy Sutcliff's writing. She was a relative of mine ...

Anthony Lawton
I'm a big fan of Refracted Light! I have it bookmarked and check it whenever I'm wondering about a fantasy book and none of my friends - online or otherwise - has read it. You and Rose have good taste when it comes to the classics too. Thanks for running such a great site!
I was just adding favorite authors, and had gotten three listed--Willis, Dostoevsky and Dickens. I noticed only two other people listed those three. It only seemed proper to greet you.
"Looks for books"--I'm impressed by my grip on English grammar...
Yeah, the gifts definitely help. I also will looks for books that you guys have recommended and buy them-- because I love you guys and the books that you read. :)
The upper 300's is a nice number of books to have... though it will only grow (btw, everything in my apt has become a bookshelf: the coffee table, my filing cabinet, the heating vent...)
here i am!
We love the group mind.
You are second on my list of users with shared books now. It is obvious that we both have very good taste indeed ;-D.
Haha! I've found you!
~Sara
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