I must be one of the few Wiccans who’s blogging on this day, yet is not discussing Samhain. I’ve read some other Samhain-related blog posts, and found that those commentators spoke far more eloquently on the subject that I could. I have a spare hour, so instead I’m writing on another topic that interests me.
I grew up on science fiction. The first science-fiction book I ever read was The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron; it was given to me by my third-grade teacher. I’ve been a reader of science fiction ever since.
I reached adolescence on fantasy. I don’t recall the first "fantasy" novel I read per se, but I remember the first fantasy work of any significance to me: The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. I don’t remember who first recommended the work to me, but I remember reading it when I was 14. I’ve been a reader of fantasy ever since.