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1) Terry Pratchett: I was absolutely heartbroken when he passed away last month. I cried for at least an hour. I started reading his books when I was around 14 or so and I loved them so much. I've only read just over half the Discworld books, and I've also read Nation and Good Omens, but really that already makes over 20 books of his that I've read – I've read more books by him than I have by any other author. He was a prolific author, of course. I am so glad and so grateful that he left behind so many wonderful, funny, insightful, poignant books – that having read over 20 books by him, I still have more than 20 books of his that I've yet to read.

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top ten characters check in book1) Noah & Jude from I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: I loved them both so much, especially Noah, and I just really want to see what they do with their lives and their incredible talents and their passion for art.

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1) The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu: OH MY GOD THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE THING I AM MOST EXCITED FOR EVER. If I'd heard about this book earlier I'd have included it in my 'top ten 2015 debuts I'm most excited for' list at the beginning of this year. BECAUSE HOLY SHIT. Fantasy based on a period of Chinese history!!! 'A cross between the Iliad, Three Kingdoms and Lord of the Rings' (from this review)!!! Do you guys know how much I love the Iliad? I LOVE THE ILIAD. I cannot be more excited for this book if I tried.

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1. The Secret History by Donna Tartt: BEST BOOK EVER HANDS DOWN. Is there any way I wouldn't love this? Classicists (and one of them queer, no less), intense friendships, Bacchic madness, characters who are all total assholes but utterly compelling. Dark, beautiful, heartbreaking. Exquisite prose.

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top ten heroinesTop Ten Tuesday: Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!

This week's topic is our favourite book heroines! To liven up this post a bit I decided to include fanart of the characters where I could find any. Sadly this wasn't possible for all of them. ): I wish the heroines I love were a little more well-known and well-loved!

favourite heroine collage

(Click for the full size image or click through to the following links to find the full size fanart!)
Credit for the fanart: Hermione | Lirael & Disreputable Dog | Vin | Karou | Seraphina | Jessamin

1. Hermione
from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

(Yes, a racebent Hermione! I loooove racebent fanart.)

Who doesn't love Hermione? The Philosopher's Stone was the first proper book I ever read and so Hermione is really the first heroine I ever got to know and love. MY FIRST LOVE.  I love her so much and I can really relate to her! We're both bookworms and we both care about our academic success a lot. She was a real role model for me. "The brightest witch of her age"! I remember the first time I saw Emma Watson play her on screen I was just like... *happy sigh* I really felt like I knew her and that she could actually be my best friend.

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