Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday - Oct. 8, 2009

Thoughtful Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Mel at He Followed Me Home where we get to share what character(s) we have embodied or locales we've visited through our reading each week.

This week I've read/been reading:

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winter where I got to experience life in the late 18th century, albeit with an unusual aquatic theme, searching for love, suffering heartbreak and battling gruesome sea beasts.

How the Dead Dream by Lydia Millet where I am a seemingly cold-hearted man whose number one concern is the bottom line. But through the book a transformation happens to add warmth where there once was none.

Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey where I am the daughter of royalty and have chosen to set aside my magical powers to become a warrior/rider of chariots in a long ago, mystical time. The High King , Arthur, has just taken his second wife (both to date have been named Gwenhwyfar) and all await the birth of his son, to ensure the blood line continues.

I've been all over the map, time-wise, from the dark ages to the 1990's. Where have your books taken you?


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