September 20, 2007

laced with my doubt

Posted in books tagged , at 8:46 pm by placeinthestars

So while I was sick I did some reading. I read Gifts, Voices, and Powers by Ursula LeGuin. I don’t know if I’ve ever really talked about it, but though I haven’t read most of her books, I am a huge admirer of LeGuin’s writing. The Tombs of Atuan is one of my favorite books of all time, and I cannot even measure the influence it has had on me as a reader and writer (and person). So when I saw on goodreads that she had a new YA trilogy out (I think it was R [a different R] who mentioned it, and gave Voices a positive review), I picked it up last week.

spoilers for all three books

August 15, 2004

i show you yourself

Posted in books tagged , at 12:14 pm by placeinthestars

I reread The Tombs of Atuan yesterday. It’s one of my all-time favorite books and both a comfort read and a lesson in writing.

And I think I can see why I was so drawn to Remus when I reread certain bits of Ged’s interaction with Tenar. Because Ged is The Man. One of my earliest fictional boyfriends, right up there with Han Solo and Faramir, once he gets over himself and stops talking smack. I mean, I love him even when he’s a cocky little bastard, but I love him most of all in The Tombs of Atuan (and also in Tehanu, for similar reasons. Hmmm… The powerful made powerless… I might have to think about that.)

Anyhow. Quotage from Ged, because we loves him, precious, oh yes we does. Spoilery for the book. Big time spoilery if you haven’t read it. And if you haven’t read it, why haven’t you? Go read it now!

As I know the light, as I know you, I know your name, Tenar.