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8 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Battle Mag... · 0 replies · +10 points

I need to catch up on Mark Reads (life has Happened) but man I can't believe it is over.

I started reading Tammy's books when I was 12 or so (I'm 25 now). I was on a vacation with my family and had finished the books I brought with me and was bored out of my mind without one, so when my parents took us to run a few errands, I gravitated to the book section of the store (a Target or Walmart or something of that variety). Trickster's Choice stuck out to me, and it was long so I wasn't gonna risk finishing it before the vacation was over. I fell in love and waited for Trickster's Queen to come out. Then I found out Tammy had like 20 other books out, and all of them took place in the same universe. I ended up spending the next couple of years blowing through the books, buying them in chunks when I finished one series and wanted to move on to the next one. For some awful reason I never got around to the Circle books until my senior year of college, and instantly regretted that it had taken me so long because /my children/.

Tammy's books have been such a huge part of my life. I tell people that these books are *my* Harry Potter, because I was never much into HP. They're the only series I regularly re-read and turn to when life is being The Worst or I'm in a reading slump. I brought all of them with me when I went to college.

TL;DR - It has been so awesome for me to relive the experiences I had reading these books through you, Mark. To see them through a fresh pair of eyes. It's been like reading them for the first time all over again. Thanks for letting us come along for the ride.

And now I need a re-read.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Trickster'... · 0 replies · +3 points

I have literally been waiting for this chapter since day one, I am glad the wait was worth it.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Lady Knigh... · 0 replies · +4 points

If anyone is Pinky Pie, it's Owen, lbr.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Squire': C... · 0 replies · +21 points

bless minuiko's everything

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Squire': C... · 0 replies · +21 points

Squire and Ynql Xavtug tie for my favorite PoTS books so I am all sorts of excited for what's to come.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Page': Cha... · 0 replies · +4 points

I've always loved this too! Gurl obgu znxr qvssrerag cbvagf ohg gurl'er obgu gbgnyyl inyvq naq jbaqreshy cbvagf!

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Page': Cha... · 6 replies · +33 points

re: the "I like being a girl" line

I've been reading Tammy's books since I was 12/13 or so. (Trickster's Choice was an impulse buy, and I sought out the other books later on).

I have read, and re-read these books many, many times. I've been enjoying my summer re-reading them again, now aged 22.

The more I read these books, the more I appreciate just how she handles the Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do tropes. I may not have noticed just exactly what Tammy was doing when I was 12, but I sure do now and I appreciate it so, so much.

I know it's been discussed here before, but it's always nice to see that just because Tammy's heroes prefer more ~masculine~ pursuits, at their core they still love being women (even if they have to learn to love being a woman, like Alanna did.) Femininity is not shamed. There is no "I'm Not Like Other Girls" mantra being beat into the reader and it is so, so nice compared to how media usually treats these things.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Page': Cha... · 0 replies · +8 points

huh, not sure i've ever seen the danish covers for PotS! roughly a decade in this fandom, i literally thought I had seen everything.

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Page': Cha... · 0 replies · +7 points

I don't think so, no on ever mentions roommates and whenever they're in someone else's rooms it's always "Neal's rooms" or "Jon's rooms," etc. The only "roommate" seems to be the page's servant (Coram, Lalasa, etc).

10 years ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Page': Cha... · 0 replies · +8 points

I always forget about the Long Lake cameo so it's always a pleasant surprise when I'm re-reading.