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Member: smiley24

CollectionsYour library (206), Currently reading (3), To read (19), All collections (207)


TagsMystery (37), Fantasy/ Fiction (34), Fantasy (30), Fiction (30), Nonfiction (12), Sci-Fi (10), Historical Fiction (9), Science (1), Autobiographical (1) — see all tags

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About meI really love to read,listen to music, do stuff outside and inside. I also like to play sports and other stuff like that. My favorite author is Tamora Pierce, as you might have seen already if you looked in my library. I like mainly action/adventure books and lots of fantasy. I have always wanted to have my own library in my house with a rolling ladder. I would want to have three walls full of shelves of books and the other wall would have places to sit. Also my library would have a secret passage somewhere in it that almost no one would know about.

About my libraryI have some books in my library that I haven't read or started to read, but haven't finished yet. I know that I will read these books at some time or finish reading them soon. In my library I have mainly fantasy and fiction books. I love the books by Tamora Pierce and I hope to add some more of her books to my library soon. I plan to read the Circle of Magic and the one or two other quartets. I also plan to finish reading some of the books I have in my library. Also, I have read more books than the books in my library, but I can't remember their titles because some are ones I read quickly from the library.

GroupsBook Junkies Discussions, FantasyFans, Fisher MN 8, Hogwarts Express, School Book Club, Tamora Pierce Lovers United, Yhwh, Wulder, Alsan, God

Favorite authorsKristin Cashore, Shannon Hale, Tamora Pierce, J. K. Rowling (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceJan 8, 2009

Currently readingA Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) by George R.R. Martin
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ex-Heroes: A Novel by Peter Clines

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Thank you! Right now I'm focusing on rereading Shakespeare for one of my courses, but I'm trying to mix it up as much as possible with non-course reading. (A friend and I have decided we want to read through The Tale of Genji simultaneously and settled on two chapters a week because neither of us can read for stretches of much longer than that.)

And I'm glad to hear that you think there are some promising books in the list of recommendations I gave you! As said, I hope you'll enjoy them! I'd love to hear which you've decided to read and what you thought of them sometime, but please don't feel obliged to let me know or anything. I'm just a curious creature. ^-^
*waves* Hello. I came over from one of the threads in the FantasyFans forum where you asked for books with female protagonists. I always feel a little bad giving recommendations of books to anyone but the OP when the requests are very different. So here I am! ^-^

Mmm, the first book I'd recommend for a (strong) female protagonist is The Shifter by Janice Hardy. It's a newer book, so I don't know how easy it is to find. It also deals with quite a few moral dilemmas that Nya, the protagonist, has to deal with.

The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett has a female protagonist who's very much a product of her society's time but is still a very strong character.

Heather Tomlinson's The Swan Maiden might be worth looking at as well, especially if you liked Shannon Hale's books. It feels a little in that vein. I'm also tempted to add The Alchemy of Stone be Ekaterina Sedia to the recommendations list, but it's very different to the books I know from what you've read, so you might want to do some research on it first. ^-^ And if you like the Pratchett book you're reading now, I heartily recommend the books from his Witches sub-series. Granny Weatherwax is one tough cookie. I wish I had her for a grandmother...

Fitcher's Brides by Gregory Frost might also be of interest. Again, not so much of the physical strength, but... It's a retelling of Fitcher's Bird.

If you do want physical strength-awesomeness in your female protagonist, I'd recommend Marie Brennan's Warrior and Witch duology. Mirage is absolutely awesome.

Oh! And it's not in your library here, but if you haven't read it yet and you did enjoy The Goose Girl then definitely look into Ella Enchanted. ^-^

If you don't mind straying outside of the fantasy genre, there's Philip Pullman's Sally Lockheart series. They're historical fiction, set in Victorian times and, like with Mrs. Quent, Sally is a very strong protagonist even within the rules of the society she's a part of.

Holly Black might also be worth looking into. So far I've only read her Modern Faery Tales books and they're a lot more gritty than the books I know from your library, but I liked them a lot, especially Valiant. (You might like them less if you've already read Melissa Marr, though. People tend to love whichever they read first over the other. Personally, I think Marr's books are less well-written, but that's all a matter of taste and connection, really. ^-^)

Oh! And Howl's Moving Castle! If you haven't read that yet, you simply must track it down and borrow it from the library. Howl and Sophie are some of the best characters ever! (In my opinion, anyway. You might hate them. ^-~)

You watch LT eat up half my comment now when I hit post... Oh, and I forgot Susan! She's from the Death series of Pratchett's Discworld. She shows up halfway through the series. ^-^ I heartily recommend reading Hogfather around the Christmas season. ^-^

I'm done recommending things now, don't worry. ^-~ You're reading an impressive amounf of books at the same time. I hope you're enjoying them all! (and that some of the books here are ones you can enjoy tremendously ^-~)
Thanks for the well wishes. I'm glad to hear that you will continue to read. Studies show that people who read to better on standardized tests and more. Plus, you get the opportunity to explore worlds and stories beyond our little piece of the world.
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Thanks! I have one cat! He is a siberian!
Thank you. I will add it to my tbr list. Hopefuly i'll get to it soon.
I have not read anything by Shannon Hale. Can you suggest a good book of hers to start with? I will add it to my list.
I will get started on the Lioness series when i get a chance.
Sam for me! I liked the Immortals best. I especially like the one about the wolf pack.
I've only read her immortals series and all the books about Tris, Sandry, Briar, and Daja. I do have Trickster's Choce but i'm not sure i like it.
What is your favorite book by her?
I went to each person's page and looked at how many books they had. If I made a mistake and missed you let me know tomorrow and I will give you a lottery ticket. :-)
Yes!! Are you? I am going to read like three books a day :)
So, how did you like Sandry's Book?
You were close, I had to look twice. If I remember correctly she had one more book than you. Let me know if I made a mistake if you check her library.

I enjoyed the plot of the story and it just captivated me. The author really brought you in and made you feel like you were there. I thought for sure he would die, I was so happy when he made it home! I found it facinating that the author used stories that happed to real people in order to write her book. "Eggs really flew." Thank you for sharing it with me!
Thanks!! lol 6 days left!!!!
I'm gonna google it right now.
Really? What's it called?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I hope your birthday goes good!!!!!
The other two books of the Goose Girl? No I haven't because I couldn't find them.
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The one about the girl who is a princess, and has to go into hiding? Yes, I've read it. I read it like, last year. It was really good!! Wait, but there are like different mini-sequels to it.
I really enjoyed Falcondance. It introduces some vital characters to the series, that really flesh out the story. I found the mythos involved more interesting as I become engrossed in the story.
no . . . sadly I haven't had time to get them from the library. I read Song of the Lioness, Immortals, Protector of the Smalls, Trickster's, and Beka Cooper years ago, and I've just been really busy with school and everything. Be sure to tell me how you like the other Tamora Pierce books if you read them! :)
Yes, multiple times actually. ^_^ All the books I've read by Tamora Pierce are amazing! I personally like Kel, and Ali. Don't ask me why, because I'm not entirely sure. :)
i havent read them yet but i plan to.
I haven't read Nobody's Princess, but my friend recommended it to me. I haven't had the time to get it from her though.
Thanks for the recommendation!
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