"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin
“It doesn't matter. I have books, new books, and I can bear anything as long as there are books.”
- Among Others, Jo Walton
"Reading brings us unknown friends" - Honore de Balzac
"Some day soon you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again" - C S Lewis
“Books are a uniquely portable magic” - Stephen King
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
- Albert Einstein, genius
Fi - Bookish Outsider
Passionate about books, libraries, Moomins, cupcakes and Richard Armitage.
Avid movie watcher and music listener, eclectic taste ranging from the mainstream to the unknown.
Favorite authors are many but include Alan Garner, Kate Forsyth, Juliet Marillier, Freda Warrington, J R Ward, Terry Pratchett, Phil Rickman, Sarah Pinborough and Susanna Kearsley.
Favorite genres are Fantasy, S/F, Horror, Mystery/Crime/Thrillers and YA. I occasionally delve in to historical fiction and non-fiction subjects such as mythology, legends and folklore, ancient & mediaeval history. My main interest is in fairy tales, both academic and for every day reading.
Ottakars/Borders/Waterstones bookseller, thirty*cough*something, rheumatoid arthritis battler, winner of 'Best Aunt Ever' award 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015!
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