The Beginning

I recently finished reading “A Dance with Dragons” by George R. R. Martin.  You might have heard of it.  If you haven’t read it yet, you want to.  Trust me.  Start with “A Game of Thrones” and go from there.  I won’t talk much about the book here, for those who haven’t read it or those who might not care.  But midway through the book, as I was desperately trying to find someone to talk to about it, I realized everyone I was thinking of to talk to was a guy.

I know plenty of girls who like to read, but very few who like fantasy in particular. Or perhaps, I just don’t realize they like fantasy.  I, however, grew up reading fairy tales and mythologies.  Two decades later, they are still my favorite reading material, to the extent that I force myself to read the occasional non-fiction book, simply to bring me back down to earth.

I have no idea how long this blog will keep my interest and perhaps there are better sites out there for this.  But I’m planning to make this site a place to share my thoughts and ideas about various topics in the fantasy world.  Anything from books and movies to conventions to authors and illustrators.  If it has the touch of the fantastical to it, I’ll be interested.

I also mean to direct this towards women.  Most of the fantasy culture is inundated with men and their desires.  But there are women out there who love these things as much as I do, I know there are.  So men, you are welcome, but tell your girlfriends, wives, friends, sisters, etc.  They are the ones I’m writing for.

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