Thursday, 7 April 2016


Ah, Fans.

I love being a fan, I love having fans.

The best thing about fans is that they are united and driven by their love. Like something enough? Consider yourself a fan.

Growing up, there were books I liked, then there were books I loved. Narnia was my first fandom.  I also fell in love with The Girl with the Silver Eyes. I wanted to read more books by Willo Davis Roberts, but I could never find any more at the time (although she's written plenty). Loved The Belgariad and Dragonriders of Pern.

As a young adult I was highly active in several fandoms. Now I'm old and staid and my flame of fannish delight has settled down to steady, warm coals.

Still, if anything comes into my fan orbit, my heart will still flutter.

And that's how it should be.

Questions: Are you a fan of anything? Where do you fit in--quiet enjoyer or rabid uber-fan?

Her Grace shall always have a soft spot for Richard Armitage.


Julie Weathers said...

Oh, yes. I become a devoted fan when I find authors and artists I enjoy. I promote them and encourage others to check them out. I don't write as many book reviews as I should. I know, I'm horrible.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Loved, LOVED the Belgariad. I have to stop myself from stalking Neil Gaiman and Patrick Rothfuss. I love their stuff. I can't imagine having fans myself. Although when I won that flash fiction contest at the reef, Janet, the shark herself, wrote me a personal note with the prize book she sent me and signed it, your fan. It made my heart go all aflutter. Do you think she meant it? Anyway, I get silly over authors I enjoy, especially ones I find at the reef.

John Frain said...

Your question made me think, and I realize I guess I am a decent fan. When I read Dennis Lehane's Mystic River a couple people suggested Shutter Island. OH MY! Best book I'd read in twenty years. I immediately went out and bought two paperbacks and gave them away to people to enjoy.

Celia Reaves said...

I definitely fall in love with books and series and TV franchises, though like Her Grace it's more of a smolder these days. Pern, oh yes - I was thrilled when I could start my children on the Harper Hall books and graduate them to Dragonrider!

I am so jealous that you not only won that contest, but got a note from the Shark! If it weren't so well-deserved, I might resent it. As it is, I can only applaud you and keep trying.