Introducing… Elle Tea!

Favorite Book Genre(s):

Historical Nonfiction

Historical Fiction


Urban Fantasy


Least Favorite Book Genre(s):


Five Favorite Books of all Time:

The Eagle and the Raven, by Pauline Gedge

The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Discworld (series), by Terry Pratchett

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Harry Potter (series), by J. K. Rowling

Three Least Favorite Books of all Time:

Twilight (series), by Stephenie Meyer

Favorite Author(s):

Judith Flanders

Alison Weir (her historical works, not her fiction)

Neil Gaiman

Terry Pratchett

Catherynne M. Valente

Favorite Literary Quote:

This fluctuates, depending on my mood, but right now these are high on the list:

“With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word ‘intellectual,’ of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.”  – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

“These folk are hewers of trees and hunters of beasts; therefore, we are their unfriends, and if they will not depart we shall afflict them in all the ways that we can..” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Coffee or Tea:



So many… so many… 🙂

If you could interview any author, living or dead, who would it be and why?

George Orwell, for one reason: I’ve always wondered what he believed Julia found in Room 101.

A Lil’ Something Extra:

I think all (human) babies look like Sir Winston ChurchillAll of them.  And putting bows or brightly-colored caps on them and flinging them around while changing their filthy nappies seems like an odd way to treat the late Prime Minister.

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