It’s been a long hard slog through dissertation land. Yesterday I got an email telling me I really will get to defend in April and graduate this semester (Whoohoo!). Also, one my committee members is in the hospital with a heart attack (Crap!). Don’t worry, though, he’s going to be fine. Hopefully. For many reasons, the most important of which is that he is awesome and should not die because of his awesomeness.

So, do you know what this means?

I can start reading fantasy again! Double whoohoo! I haven’t read a fantasy book since Christmas break because I’ve been up to my eyeballs in drafts and revisions and formatting and 8 1/2 hours double-checking citations. And then there was the job interviewing. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s a light spell. And lo, it is good.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsSo, today, my dear readers, we have a new sort of a challenge for you.

Create a fantasy knock-knock joke. The one that makes me laugh the hardest gets the book of their choice from our stacks and also (!) gets to pick my first fantasy book to read after this long drought.

So, tell me a knock-knock joke and list which book I should read. I’ll let you know which one makes me spit my drink I laughed so hard.


  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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