After reading so much intellectually intense material the last few weeks (Island, Gravity’s Rainbow, The Odyssey, Transforming a Rape Culture, 1Q84, Introduction to Modern Philosophy) it’s nice to sit down and spend an hour reading a book that doesn’t require so much thinking. I just started Wild by Cheryl Strayed and it is amazing. It’s really intelligently written and witty and inspiring. Loving it. I’ll pick up The Odyssey again tomorrow…
- Charles Scribner
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I’m looking for books for a 7 year old girl to help her get to love reading! So, what were your favorite books when you were between 5 and 7 years old??
Thank you, miss-mutant, for bringing to my attention the mis-credit in the quote I posted earlier. It was not said by Robet Pattinson (big surprise) but was actually said by Rosemarie Urquico!
Author: Holly Lisle
Plot: ”In a world where technology is magic, and war is the only way of life, Talyn is a soldier raised from birth to fight for her people and her country. She long ago embraced her fate: to die in battle. So when a shocking peace sweeps her land, she’s cast adrift, and easily seduced by an outsider’s touch, his new magic — but his passions are evil and run deep, and Talyn soon finds herself twisted by his touch. Through him she discovers darkness within herself she’d never suspected—and the mistreatment of prisoners of war, the creeping blackness sneaking through her land, the insidious evil that no one even suspected their peacekeepers of bringing. Now she must weigh her life against her honor if she is to help her people regain their freedom…” -Amazon
Why it’s your favorite: The “heroine” is a tall, strong, intelligent, and willful character which I easily related to. It seems most books I read with a female lead are a bout a tiny, frail, nobody kind of girl overcoming some issues. But this book had a very strong woman broken down and her journey back up. That coupled with it being set in a fantasy land make it a comfort book I read again and again.
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Has anyone else read this book?
I want to include more outsiders book opinions on this blog!
My newest idea is as follows:
In our ask box, tell us your favorite book and why it is your favorite. I will then take them and make them each an individual post with a picture and everything! It will be great, and your knowledge/insights will be much appreciated.
You could also tell us about your least favorite book. That could get interesting. :)
Thanks for the support, as always.