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laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2008-01-16 07:18 am

A rare morning post....that was written last night before I fell asleep on my laptop

Today was pretty sweet. As difficult as it may be to believe, I never read Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness quartet when I was young. I think that I randomly read the third book, but that was it. I read Alanna: The First Adventure a few weeks ago, and loved it. This morning, In the Hand of the Goddess was waiting for me at the library. The premise of the books is that Alanna and her brother Thom switch places so that Alanna can learn to be a knight in a world that only allows boys to do so by pretending to be "Alan," and Thom can learn to be a sorcerer by pretending to be her. Anyway, the books are adventurous and fun, and the heroine actually works to become a good fighter. I do think that her way of naming things is lame, though. Seriously - a horse named Moonlight, a sword named Lightning, and a cat named Faithful. Could be a little more lame, Alanna??

I've also read the first volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's "Scott Pilgrim" comics, and holy shit, are they awesome and hilarious. Everyone should read Scott Pilgrim! I recommend it especially to Dave, Steph, and Antoine. DO IT.

Anyway, the Senate was in session today. Unfortunately, Wisconsin Eye is getting really good at cutting us pages out of their camera shots. BUT! If you go here, scroll down to "01.15.08 | State Senate Part 2" and click "Watch," you can see me at 18:12 - 18:24. On the left side of the screen, someone comes to get me, and I leave to do an errand. You can tell it's me by the brown curly hair!

Then, Antoine and I went out for dinner! And it was really good.

I also managed to be productive today by setting up appointments with career advisor people, and got my prescription filled. AND, a random Anime Club member sent me some amazing art to use on a flier. And I tried to make a flier, although my Photoshop skills suck. Still. Flier. Now, if only I could clean my room..... :(

[identity profile] 2008-01-16 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey hon.

Tamora Pierce is a personal favorite, though I find that her stuff gets more original as she goes along. So that means my favorites are her older stuff. If you need to borrow most anything, let me know, I have all the Alanna Series, all the earlier Circle of Magic books, and the WildMage series (which is my favorite). Oh and Trickster's Choice. Also a favorite.

and she's on LJ
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[identity profile] 2008-01-17 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
Ooooh, I might be taking you up on the borrowing thing, although I'll wait to do it. I have tons of stuff from the library at the moment (including the third Alanna book), and school is starting soon, which usually limits how much I can read, :(

But it is good to know that her stuff gets more original as time goes on.

And yes! I've actually had both her journals friended for a few months now, and find her posts very interesting to read.

[identity profile] 2008-01-17 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
I love Pierce too. I never read any of her stuff as a kid-- I read almost all of her books about 2 summers ago. Her later stuff is better, I agree-- my favorites are the Protector of the Small series, and the latest book, Terrier. (Nitpick in your summary: Thom doesn't actually pretend to be her. He can stay in his natural boy-form while Alanna has to pretend to be a boy. It would've been interesting to see Thom pretend to be a girl, though!) Anyway, glad you are reading them.


[identity profile] 2008-01-17 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, I realized this nitpick of yours just now, when Alanna went to go visit Thom, who had a beard. I was all, OH WAIT.