Oh yes, Tammy is my go-to for rereading when I'm between library trips, am feeling depressed/angry/lonely, need a good laugh and/or cry, or really any other life event.
In all seriousness, my lifelong yearning to learn how to joust is probably directly attributable to Protector of the Small.
@chicken&telephone Yes yes yes!
My favorite series is actually "Protector of the Small." I think Kel is the best female character in the entire realm of literature. Maybe she's a little too "good at everything"
but I cannot say enough good things about her as a role model for hard work and persistence. I actually used to re-read them in college as motivation to study hard. This is kind of embarrassing to say out loud.
@Megano! I realized recently that I can't overstate how important those books were to my development. From the chivalry stuff (do the right thing! Even when you're tired and grumpy) to the way that the characters set and keep really long term goals, everything I recognize as a good quality to look for in myself and others probably came from that book.
My bad qualities came from other books entirely.
I will say, favorite horse name ever was "Crack Cocaine" I didn't realize the thinking behind it until I rode him at a show, and was announced as "Number 1811, The Kendragon, on Crack Cocaine."
I was forcing back laughter so hard I think I nearly cracked all the ribs.
@cherrispryte I just registered and think I am commenter number 41 (?). Unified commenting now please! Also I don't know how to behave outside the 'Pin.
Have been on the Billfold for all of five minutes and already diagnosed myself as a Middle Class Snack Kid. I feel like this website and I will get along.
@Lily Rowan I registered as soon as possible, in the hopes of getting a low commenter number. I suspect the majority of my comments will be along the lines of "omg i'm so screwed".
@Megan Patterson@facebook Did someone call the Dang Police? Here I am. What seems to be the problem, ma'am?
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