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What Your Favorite Fantasy Author Says About You

What Your Favorite Fantasy Author Says About You

By Tim Wainwright

The advent of The Nook has made it difficult to judge our fellow books by their covers. There once was a time when you could glance across the city bus, see the the book someone was reading, and know a little more about that person. Well those days are still here, we say! And what, pray tell, do those books you're reading say about who you are and how you live your life? We thought you'd never ask!

Your favorite author is George R. R. Martin:

When you stumble upon something new that you like, you go all out. You’ve seen a bit of the world, and know that it doesn’t always turn out like a fairy tale. There is no grand purpose in the cosmos—just power and those ruthless enough to wield it. All who stand between you and being Homecoming Queen better watch out. You may keep a copy of The Prince on your bedroom table, and you enjoy the board game Diplomacy.

Your favorite author is J.R.R. Tolkien

You have a strong sense of right and wrong. You enjoy totally immersing yourself in other cultures and learning about history. You root for the underdog and you aren’t afraid to stand up for what’s right; bullies know who you are. Your friends can confirm that you’re a bit of an Anglophile—you like tea, you watched the royal wedding, and you love you some Downton Abbey. You have more compassion than most, and while you’re an introvert, you value the fellowship of friends very highly. You’re also a nature lover—you like a good romp through the woods or roll down a big hill in the summertime.

Your favorite author is Terry Pratchett

You are mischievous. You are smart—sometimes too smart for your own good. You might enjoy roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons or GURPS. You might be the clown among your local geek clan—your friends would say you have a tendency towards the absurd and the sarcastic. Your parents can often be a drag, but you also get part of your sense of humor from them. They probably don’t share your particular taste in science fiction and fantasy, but maybe they introduced you to Lord of the Rings or something similar in your younger days—for which you are eternally grateful, even though they give you a hard time about going to see midnight screenings in the middle of midterms week.

Your favorite author is J.K. Rowling

You are an idealist. You have always felt just slightly out of place in today’s society, slightly misunderstood. You believe in good and evil, and that in the end good will always win. You love traveling and having new experiences, and in spite of whatever nerd credentials you have, you have probably played more than one organized sport in your life.

Your favorite author is C.S. Lewis

You think there is a certain majesty to space. While others have a tendency to view space as dark, cold, and full of horrors, the C.S. Lewis fan still believes in the wonder and divine warmth and beauty of the cosmos. You will love this documentary.

Who is your favorite fantasy author?

Tags: fantasy, ray bradbury, jk rowling, george r. r. martin, the hobbit, jrr tolkien, books-and-comics, the lord of the rings

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About the Author
Tim Wainwright

Tim Wainwright writes about monsters, sexual ethics, and public sector employee pension reform--and sometimes other things. You can follow him on twitter @Tim_Wainwright , because he has a strange desire to have people read the things he writes. He is growing to accept the fact that people will always call him "bud", and that he will never pull off the cowboy hat look.

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