First off, congratulations to Camille who won a book from our stacks in last week’s post. Please contact us with the book of your choice and we’ll pop it in the mail to you.

Second, in the USA where I live, it’s Thanksgiving today, and I’m cooking the dinner for family and friends (and family who are friends, the best kind) and so I’m just going to say, “Why are you on the internet? Go watch football with your weird uncle, try to avoid discussing politics with your brother-in-law, and overdose on pie!”

Have a happy Thanksgiving, to all of you both here and abroad. The fact that you have time and resources to post about books you read for fun means you have a lot for which to be thankful.

We’ll be back next week with a more substantive column.


  • 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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