- "I wander through fiction in search of the Truth."
- Gender: Female
- Buzz Bucks: 1455
- Posts: 12 / comments: 746
- Member since: 10/02/10
- Last Login: 11/24/13
My Buzz Groups
Religion, the 1918 flu pandemic and other icky diseases, zombies, alternate history, and pretty much anything that doesn't have smut.
"What we did was what our hearts helped our hands to perform."
"To die would be an awfully big adventure."
"Stop living as though you're invincible. You're not. Start living as if you were immortal. You truly are. Your body will die, but your soul is eternal."
JRR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, JK Rowling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Louisa May Alcott, E. Lockhart, Tamora Pierce, Scott Hahn, Mira Grant, Max Brooks, Carrie Ryan, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Favorite Recent Reads
1. The Secret Garden (I fell in love with spring)
2. Tiger's Voyage (hilarious without meaning to be)
3. United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (absolutely a must-read, it makes doctrine crystal clear)
Best Book To Film Adaptation
A Little Princess (1995), Lord of the Rings trilogy
If I could be any character I'd be (and why?)
Edith from The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott because she was a truly saintly character. She was a little weepy for my taste, but I can get past that because she's such a good person and completely uncompremising in her goodness. She's a very rare mix of purity, charity, and guts.
Sara Crewe from A Little Princess. Despite the many hardships she faced, and her own character flaws, pride comes to mind, she always tried her best to treat everyone with the same amount of courtesy and respect that she would wish to receive. She always strove to be a princess, and not the kind that gets every little thing she wants and rules with a heavy hand and an empty heart, but the good kind; the kind of princess that hears the complaints and troubles of all who come before her and spreads largesse to everyone in need.
If I was stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 books, I'd bring
The Bible (Besides the obvious reasons, it makes for pretty good reading), The Catechism of the Catholic Church (basically, it's the whole religion in handbook form), Man vs. Wild: Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth by Bear Grylls