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Thursday, April 16, 2015

I Think I Am Going to Love This!

Are you excited for this?




Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Other Things I Love

Besides my passion for all things sci-fi and fantasy, I also love music, especially singing and playing guitar, and I love my religion too. Here's a video of me performing my own little arrangement of a favorite hymn,  Nearer My God To Thee. Enjoy!



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Why I Love Fantasy

I was twelve years old when I first read The Lord of the Rings. I was unimpressed. I thought Shadowfax was a cool horse. Sam was my favorite character.

Then, when the movies were about to come out, I thought I really ought to read the books again. Just to remind myself of the plot. I read them with my neighborhood book club.

Well. I think the rest of the book club kind of felt like me at age twelve. (They weren't very fantasy oriented.) But for me it was a whole different experience. Needless to say, I loved it. So. Very. Much. I loved the characters. I loved Middle Earth. I loved the poetry. I loved the story. And Sam was still (and always will be) my favorite character.

I had read a lot of other fantasy books in the intervening years, but none of them affected me quite like The Lord of the Rings.

Oh, and I adored the movies too. This is the poster of Aragorn that hangs in my bedroom.




What books, fantasy or otherwise, have deeply affected you?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Why I Love Sci-Fi

The first movie I remember going to see in the theater is Star Wars. The first, original Star Wars. I would have been about five or six years old. (Yeah, I'm that old.) I thought it was fun and fantastic. The story, the other worlds, the spaceships all stuck in my little brain.

The first sci-fi book I remember reading is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle. I believe I was about ten. It was a profound experience. I'll never forget the wonder and awe I felt reading that book.

Around college, I finally discovered Star Trek. What took me so long? I don't know. But The Next Generation instantly stole my heart.

But the book that gets the real credit for cementing my abiding love for science fiction is this one:

I discovered Ender's Game almost by accident. Someone had left it on the table in the break room and Blockbuster Video, where I worked during high school. I read the first few chapters during my dinner break, and so did not want to go back to work. The next day, though, the book was gone. I didn't know who brought it and I couldn't remember the title or author, so I sadly forgot about it.

Fast forward a couple of years to my freshman year at college. A friend I had met there recommended a book to me. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Immediately, that title clicked in brain. The book I had begun in the break room! I eagerly ate up the book, and my heart has been given to science fiction ever since.

Do you love sci-fi? What first sparked your interest?

(Next time I'll talk about why I love fantasy. Spoiler Alert: Lord of the Rings.)