What's a good (Fantasy) book for me to read?

Here are some you may be unfamiliar with that you might enjoy: Heralds of Valdemar by Lackey: This is a very long series, about 20 books or so out. Most of the series is divided into various trilogies, and any one of the trilogies can be read on its own, without knowing the rest of the series. The main premise is a kingdom whose protectors are horses, each horse choosing a human to bond with, who then becomes a Herald. The Heralds of the Queen trilogy was the first published, but not first in internal order. The Last Herald Mage trilogy is 2nd, IIRC, in chronological order and I think it's the best one. It does have a gay romance story, which might bother some people, but the contents are pretty PG. The Books of Pellinor by Croggon: The basic premise is almost embarrassingly standard: you have your ordinary girl, a kitchen servant or very similar when the story begins, who is secretly the heir to a magical legacy and the only person who can stop the evil sorcerer from taking over the world. As cliched as the set-up is, I really liked the story. The Tamir Trilogy by Lewelling: A usurper has taken the throne of Skala. Knowing that according to prophecy Skala will thrive only with a woman of the royal line on the throne, he is determined to protect himself by killing all potential female claimants. To survive long enough to claim the throne and save her country, the last living princess must be magically disguised as a boy - with an illusion so deep, even she believes that she is male. Darkest Powers by Armstrong: A young girl begins to see ghosts. She is diagnosed as schizophrenic and placed in a home for mentally ill teens, but soon begins to suspect that neither her supposed mental illness nor those who are allegedly helping her are what they seem. Since you said you already liked some of McCaffrey and LeGuin's books, you might try reading more of those, especially McCaffrey's Dragonrideers of Pern series, which is closely related to the Harper Hall or Dragonsong series. Both have enough books out to keep you busy for some time, and I have found LeGuin especially to be consistently interesting. Much of her work is SF, and you say you don't do SF, but the Hunger Games and Uglies series are both SF, and so is the Dragonsong series, at least if you ask McCaffrey.

Silence of the lambs movie review for my humanities feminazi class LOL, Is it good?

I wouldn't describe anything Lecter says as mumbo jumbo - come up with a different word that compliments his superior intellect. What he said to starling got him exactly what he was after. I think you should write 'a' United States Senator not 'the' United States Senator. Also the way you word that sentence makes it look like Bill purposely abducted her for that reason when he really had no idea who's daughter she was. When Lecters cell mate offends him, say why. Not the actual act but why the act offends him. Since you admire her for making it in a mans world, you could mention the struggles she has with some of the men, e.g. with Chilton and with some of the men on the force who try to hinder her progression with the case. Also do you know what Starling does with Lecter after he escapes (in the next book), if you don't you should find out and see if you still want to be like her. I enjoyed reading your review, it brought back some good memories of the book/movie.

What are some books you would recommend?

The Thief Lord is by Cornelia Funke Here are some of my favorite series Stravaganza by Mary Hoffman Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Here are some books(no series) Airman by Eoin Colfer The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer Hope you'll enjoy these books. Good Luck

Please read the prologue of my novel?

I really like it. :) I like the descriptions of your main character's emotions; they make the story very convincing. Overall very good, and I would love to read more. I'm also a teenage aspiring writer, and applaud you for your conviction. Thanks for letting me read it!

Help! Any avid teen readers out there?

Wow, you really do love reading, hey? Most of the books I normally recommend seem to be included in your list. Try: His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman Wildwood Dancing/Cybele's Secret - Juliet Marillier The Missing series - Jenny Carroll

What are you top ten favorite books?

The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith The Mediator Series - Meg Cabot Ordinary People - Judith Guest Heir Apparent - Laurie Halse Anderson The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson Fever - Laurie Halse Anderson The Girl with the Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier These are all awesome! I like most of yours too!

Does any one know of books (or manga) with gods (or demons) as characters?

Word on the Gaiman books, plus Terry Pratchett's Small Gods, (they show up in a couple different Discworld books, but that's where Om's really the star of the show,) "Illusions" by Richard Bach, Tolkien's Silmarillion, K.A. Applegate's Everworld series, David Eddings Younger Gods, Mallorean, and Tamuli series, plus his Redemption of Althelus and "The Losers," some of the Xanth novels by Piers Anthony, especially "Yon Ill Wind" and "Between a Roc and a Hard Place," and technically, Robert Aspirin's Myth Adventures series, though only the Deveels really look like traditional demons. On the manga front we've got Ah! My Goddess, Spice and Wolf, and if you include Shinigami and/or evil teen geniuses with God complexes as demons, Death Note. And that's just off the top of my head...

how do i label 3d artwork? mixed media or assmblage?

Assemblage would mean you assembled everything from found objects. If you used paint quite noticeably I would call it mixed media. I don't think it matters that much, if in doubt you can call it mixed media. Mixed media should cover the term assemblage. Whereas I do think assemblage means that you didn't do any painterly or sculptural manipulation of the found material beyond cutting and assembling.

Thoughts on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's career thus far?

First movie I saw with him in it was Myserious Skin. He was great in it. That's what got me into watching his movies, and then I watched (500) DoS and was surprised when I saw he was in it...pleasent surprise though I've seen Manic (which is funny because he and Deschanel are starring in it), Havoc, Mysterious Skin, and Inception... BQ: I think I saw something about that and it looks good. It's kinda like how I feel about Ed Helms doing Cedar Rapids---I hope it gets high ratings

What are your thoughts on these upcoming films?

The 13 women- should be great. Topic sounds a lil weird. But come on. Bale? Enough said Lincoln- hand over the oscars now. Lincolns an interesting figure I wonder if they'll include the whole john wilkes booth stuff too. Book rec- manhunt. A historic novel of the 12 day man hunt for wilkes booth. Just incredible Live with it- im not really into movies about cancer or things like that but ill check it out. The transformers 3 trailer during the super bowl looked pretty dope