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CollectionsYour library (116), Currently reading (1), All collections (116)


Tagssacrifice (1), young adult (1), oracle (1), hidden culture (1), ecology (1), fantasy (1), epic (1), loss (1), survival (1), wizards (1) — see all tags

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About meOriginally from a sleepy village north of Bristol I currently live in the Cotswolds with my family and two enormous white wolves! I work as a full-time teacher and has been inspiring young children for the past 15 years. However, my first passion has always been for writing stories and poetry, which I have done since I was a child. A painter and artist, I divide my time between writing, illustrating and teaching. I love most fantasy although I have NEVER read any Harry Potter and have no intention of ever doing so - really does not appeal. I read Tolkien over 20yrs ago and still love him but my favourite fantasy writers are Gemmell, MaCaffrey, Feist, Mark Lawrence and G.R.R. Martin. I've been enjoying writer Peter V. Brett too. My favourite authors remain H.P.Lovecraft and Joseph Conrad among many others. I adore travelling when I get the chance, and have a profound love of landscapes, particularly those of New Zealand (where I spent 4 months) and Dartmoor, which I find very inspiring. I enjoy stargazing, playing chess, watching films (especially sci-fi & fantasy) and buying yet more bookcases for my growing library! I am passionate about nature conservation and would describe myself as a lover of wild places and the written word and am a bit of a nerd! When asked what my interests are, I usually smile and reply, “How long have you got?” Writing, painting, ancient history, anthropology, african and asian mythology, natural history, archaeology, astronomy, geology, world geography, paleolithic civilisations, art history, photography etc etc...

I'm also a proud member of The Alliance of Worldbuilders:

About my libraryI am an avid reader with wildly eclectic tastes from Ovid's Metamorphoses to Jamie Oliver cookbooks. I LOVE fantasy and sci-fi in particular and am a sucker for poetry, the classics and ancient history. I am currently developing my own library with 13 bookscases and growing, but with well over 2,000 books and counting...I need more space!

I also support all my local bookshops and libraries, particularly those threatened with closure!


Favorite authorsJoe Abercrombie, Douglas Adams, Maya Angelou, Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, J. G. Ballard, William Blake, Ray Bradbury, Peter V. Brett, Charlotte Brontë, Lewis Carroll, Arthur C. Clarke, Susanna Clarke, Joseph Conrad, C. B. Cox, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Philip K. Dick, Raymond E. Feist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Neil Gaiman, David Gemmell, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marita A. Hansen, Ernest Hemingway, Robin Hobb, Aldous Huxley, John Irving, Katrina Jack, Will Macmillan Jones, Robert Jordan, Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Mark Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, John Milton, George Orwell, Lindsey J. Parsons, Lynda La Plante, Philip Pullman, Ian Rankin, Patrick Rothfuss, J. D. Salinger, William Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, Brent Weeks, Lisa L Wiedmeier, Tad Williams (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresArnolfini Bookshop, Attic Books, Blackwell Bristol, Blackwell University Bookshop UWEB, Blackwell's Art & Poster Shop, Blackwell's Oxford, Blackwell's Rare Books, Blackwell's Secondhand, Bodleian Library Bookshop, Bookends, British Museum - Bookshop, Clifton Bookshop, Coln Bookshop, Cotswold Bookstore, Courtyard Books, Forbidden Planet - Bristol, Jarndyce Rare Books, Keoghs Books, Ledbury Books & Maps, Moss Books, Mostly Books, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, Nonsuch Books & Music, Octavia's Bookshop, Phoenix Bookshop, Recycling Books, Stowaway books, The Last Bookshop, The Stroud Bookshop, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Nailsworth, Thornbury Bookshop, Three Counties Bookshop, Waterstone's Cardiff, Waterstone's Cribbs Causeway, Waterstones Cheltenham, WHSmith Bristol The Galleries

Favorite librariesBerkeley Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford University - Old Library, Bodleian Library, Oxford University - Radcliffe Camera, Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library (University of Gloucestershire), Bristol Central Lending Library, Bristol Central Library - Reference Library, Bristol University - Arts and Social Sciences Library, Bristol University - Geographical Sciences Library, British Museum - Anthropology Library, British Museum - Central Library, British Museum - Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan Library, British Museum - Department of Conservation and Scientific Research Libraries, British Museum - Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities Library, British Museum - Department of Middle East Library, British Museum - Department of Prehistory and Europe Library, British Museum - Department of Prints and Drawings Library, Cheltenham Library, Cirencester Library, Dursley Library, Gloucester Library, Minchinhampton Library, Nailsworth Library, Stroud Library, Tetbury Library, Tewkesbury Library, Thornbury Library, Wotton-Under-Edge Library

Other favoritesThe British Museum, Bristol Literature Festival, Bristol Record Office


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Real nameSophie E Tallis

LocationTetbury, Gloucestershire, UK

Account typepublic, free

URLs /profile/SophieETallis (profile)
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Member sinceJul 11, 2012

Currently readingVortex, Return of The Effra 1 by Lindsey J Parsons

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