I’ll go with (and again, any readers of my blog won’t be surprised)… In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce. As a young woman (and to this day), there was so much to love about Alanna. A knight! A talented swords woman (in disguise)! In love – with a Prince – and they have sex (and no judging)! A goddess! A supernatural cat! I reread the book last year and it really held up. I’m so glad I discovered these books when I was younger.
Having recently ripped through Marissa Meyer’s ‘updated’ versions of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, I think I have a new appreciation for fairytales. However, I think I would turn to mythology, and, as a nod to my favorite fandom (*SailorMoon*cough*), I like the story of Selene and Endymion, which is equal parts romantic and tragic (with a little bit of a goddess taking advantage of a mortal). I think it’s the nuanced unrequited love thing that appeals to me.
When I try to fall asleep every night (1 hour minimum, yay insomnia!), I often find myself scrolling through posts on Tumblr. (Yes, I’m well aware the blue wave frequency from the screen is not telling my brain to shut off). However, every now and then I come across some fascinating posts, such as this one. I’m going to let it simmer (along with a few other manuscript ideas I won’t get to for a few years) and see what develops.
Great question! For anyone who’s been around my blog for awhile, I don’t think you’ll be surprised with my answer.
Ewan McGregor’s Christian is one of my very favorite characters ever. He can sing. He can dance. He can write. He loves deeply. Clearly, I love Baz Luhrman and practically everything about this film. As a Ewan fangirl, I think the choices he’s made in his career are really interesting ones – the variety of characters he’s played and his approach are usually worth watching.
With my hiatus about 2 or 3 weeks in, I can admit I’m happy for the break. It’s allowed me to have fun posting on this blog, work on my other blog and even manage something I’ve done very little of this year – fanfiction! While I probably should be focusing more energy on getting reviews for Life After Joe, things feel right. Still, I can’t help but think of my poor characters – stuck in time until I get back to them.
While many days I am not especially proud to be an American (see, gun control, women’s rights, the environment, race relations), having a blue passport is a right not everyone is fortunate enough to have.