Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fantasy and Sci-Fic




Booking Through Thursday

One of my favorite sci-fi authors (Sharon Lee) has declared June 23rd Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers Day.

As she puts it:

So! In my Official Capacity as a writer of science fiction and fantasy, I hereby proclaim June 23 Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Day! A day of celebration and wonder! A day for all of us readers of science fiction and fantasy to reach out and say thank you to our favorite writers. A day, perhaps, to blog about our favorite sf/f writers. A day to reflect upon how written science fiction and fantasy has changed your life.

So … what might you do on the 23rd to celebrate? Do you even read fantasy/sci-fi? Why? Why not?

~ I don't read whole lot of fantasy or sci-fic books. But when there is a good raves about it, I might be tempted to read them. Like Harry Potters series for example. But to watch fantasy/sci-fic from TV show series or movies, is whole different thing to me. I DO watch them. For example, I have seen all the movies from Lord of the Ring series (and it was awesome!), but couldn't finish reading it from the books. And I've seen all the movie up to date of Harry Potter (awesome!), but haven't finish reading book 3 or 4. I can't really explain it but that just me. *shrug* maybe I'm just weird *LOL*

I'm not sure what I will do on June 23, to celebrate this event. I might consider reading a fantasy books. There some series I have not finish yet and I need to. Or I might changed my mind, *shrug* who know.

What about you? What might you do on 23rd to celebrate fantasy/sci-fic event?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

15 comments:

Melody said...

I haven't finished the HP series too! But I'd watched all the movies to-date. I can't wait for the next one to be released in July! :D

thekoolaidmom said...

I only have one more HP book to go, Deathly Hollows, of course... June 23 is the day before my daughter's birthday, so I'll probably be getting ready for that.

Next Stop, Fantasyland! is my BTT :-)

Julia said...

Melody - Me too, I have seen all the movie up to date withh Harry Potter series. And like you, I can't wait to see the one releasing in July! Just as I said from my post, I watched lot more of fantasty/sci-fic fromm movies than I do with books *shrug* don't know why *LOL*

Thekoolaidmom - I hope you able to read Deathly Hollows on June 23rd! I have that book in my TBR pile too :) And Happy Early Birthday to your daughter!

violetcrush said...

I haven't read a single Harry Potter book either. But I've watched all the movies multiple times. Can't wait for the next one to release :)

Meghan said...

You should definitely celebrate by reading a HP book! I love them all.

Novroz said...

I've never felt satisfied with any harry Potter books although I enjoy the books (up to books 5...less in book 6 and 7) but blown away by all LOTR movies

Schatzi said...

Honestly, I though HP entertaining, but not great by any means. Too cutesy and patronizing, especially when compared to Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising Sequence. But whatever gets people reading ... !

Yvonne said...

I never read any of the HP's. I tried to watch one of the movies, but it didn't interest me.

Jess said...

I love the Harry Potter books, there is so many great young adult fantasy books out there now.

JoAnn said...

I've never heard of Sharon Lee, and there have been 2 mentions of her work already!

Shari said...

Before I read the first Harry Potter my friend warned me to approach it as a children's book, and not read it from an adult's perspective. I'm glad she told me that, or I might not have continued beyond the first few chapters. I now love the whole series, and it inspired me to re-visit other children's books.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia! I'm going to read a fantasy book and then review it on June 23. I hope I'll be able to make it in good time. :)

anothercookiecrumbles said...

To be fair, LOTR is considered a tough read.

Kat said...

I agree with anothercookiecrumbles on LOTR. It's a great book but it's somewhat hard to read. Which what made Harry Potter interesting for me, not that you should compare one to the other hehe.

My suggestion would be to check out the children's section for more awesome fantasy stories. People often belittle children's books because of the misconception that they're simple stories. You'll be surprised.

Here is mine :)

anthonynorth said...

I read a lot of sci fi short fiction, so chances are high I'll be reading something on that day. My first time on this meme. Enjoying it so far.