If you're still taking library meme asks, 10 and 22?
10. Favourite graphic novel.
Wandering son / Shimura Takako
I haven’t got the eyesight or spatial awareness to really get into graphic novels, but Wandering Son is utterly beautiful and I make an effort just because I care about the characters so much. The first volume was also made into a lovely, if slow-moving, anime.
22. A recurring interest/theme.
Hmm. There’s a lot. And they all have fairly equal emphasis. So:
- Dead greek dudes and people who talk about them.
- people called Njal (as told by Snorri)
- ‘Classic Kidlit’ (Jean Webster. Susan Coolidge, Francis Hodgson Burnett, Louisa May Alcott,, Joanna Spyri, and into authors shaped by the end of WW2–so stuff by Eva Ibbsotson, Diana Wynne Jones, K. M. Peyton, Ruby Ferguson…)
- Female driven fantasy (notable mentions to: Tamora Pierce, Sharon Shinn, Juliet Marrilier and Isobelle Carmody in particular)
- Animal stories (James Herriot complete works; Ruby Ferguson’s Jill books*, all the Gerald Durrell…)
- Urban Fantasy - Now With Ladies: Tom Pollock’s novels; Seanan Macguire’s Toby Daye series; Max Gladstone’s Craft Sequence
- Old Greek Poetry
- Angry Lesbian Poetry
- Nicola Goddamn Griffith
- Dictionaries! (Oxford Concise, Attic Greek, Homeric Greek, Ionic Greek, Latin, Old Norse, French)
- A Shitton of David Crystal
- New Who
- Review books
that were terrible and I can’t get rid of them… christ I want that part of my shelf back.
- More yuri than is good for me
but more specifically:
- Swordfighting Ladies and Roses. (plus some other flowers)