Thursday’s Things: Fantasy For All

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“Thursday’s Things” is a roundup of book related links I’ve come across while wandering down the rabbit hole that is the internet.

During my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge last year, I did a Thursday’s Things edition that was nothing but links related to Science Fiction.  I realized that I had never done one that was entirely made up of Fantasy.  So, in the spirit of feeling balanced, here are ten bookish Fantasy things I’ve come across:

Thursday’s Things: Women’s History Month

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“Thursday’s Things” is a collection of interesting stuff I’ve found during my meanderings on the net.  Sometimes it’s monthly, other times it’s whenever I happen to find at least 10 topically related links I think are worth reading, but it’s always on a Thursday.

March is Women’s History Month, and yesterday was International Women’s Day.  That makes today the perfect Thursday to give you tons of stuff about Women, Women’s History, Feminism, etc.  Most of these links are reading suggestions, but when do we not need more books to add to our TBR piles?

Thursday’s Things: The October Country Edition

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I named this month’s Thursday’s Things after Ray Bradbury’s short story collection “The October Country” because it sums up all the weird and spooky bookish links I discovered during my wanderings around the internet.

Thursday’s Things: Sci-Fi Edition

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This is the first official week of my Sci-Fi Summer Reading Challenge, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share these Science Fiction related links:

Thursday’s Things: National Readathon Day!!!

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Original Image: Viktor Hertz

“Thursday’s Things” is my monthly roundup of book related links I’ve come across while wandering down the rabbit hole that is the internet.

Thursday’s Things

1001 Things
Original Image: Viktor Hertz

“Thursday’s Things” is my monthly* roundup of book related links I’ve come across while wandering down the rabbit hole that is the internet.

*I may start writing a “Thursday’s Things” post every other week in the near future, with the ultimate goal of posting a new one every week.

Thursday’s Things: A Saint, a Leprechaun, and an Irishman Walk into a Bar…

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…and they all did some much-needed spring cleaning 😉  Before that, though, they checked out this Irish and Spring-related list of links:

Thursday’s Things

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Normally, I only do one “Thursday’s Things” a month, but there are a lot of great things happening right now that I wanted to make sure all of my readers know about before the end of the month.

Thursday’s Things: Watch Out For Those Arrows

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  • Feminist-Friendly Romance Novels – I’m not much of a Romance fan, no matter how Feminist; however, if you’re looking for a love story or two to read this month, you may want to give some of these a try.
  • 13 Times Books Perfectly Described Heartbreak – If you’re like me, and Romance isn’t your thing, here’s an entirely different list of books.  Maybe you recently had your heart broken, or you’re so head over heels that you want to remind yourself that not everyone is so lucky.  Either way, the books on this list and the quotes that go with them are perfect.

Let Me Love You

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Thursday’s Things: Addendum

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First David Bowie, who, while he was more involved in music and film than literature, played one of my favorite characters in Labyrinth, a movie that celebrates Fantasy and stories.  Now Alan Rickman, a man who played a role in several of my favorite movies, many of which were adaptations of well-loved books.

As many of you already know, I happen to be re-reading one of those books right now as part of my Harry Potter Re-Read.  After the range of emotions I’ve gone through since I read the horrible news this morning of Rickman’s passing, I don’t even know how I’m going to handle Snape’s death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  I’m also not sure if I’ll be able to re-watch the movies for a while.  While Severus was never one of my favorite characters, more someone I loved to hate throughout most of the series, I do remember feeling that he redeemed himself through his actions in the final book and movies, and as much as I wanted to continue to despise him, I couldn’t.  J.K. Rowling and Alan Rickman showed me that nothing is black and white, especially human beings.  Grief is also complex.

On that note, here is a tiny round-up of links out of oh so many I’ve come across today in celebration of Alan Rickman and the mourning of his loss: