MadeleineAt age twelve, Madeleine’s life goal was to become a hermit in the woods and write books for a living. While she no longer actively pursuing a career as a professional recluse, her love of a good story hasn’t diminished. In fact, the opposite is true today. Madeleine often dreams of traveling, but her wingspan and pocketbook make armchair travel the only current option.
Madeleine reads widely and enjoys everything from literary fiction and classics, global lit, fantasy, historical fiction, and a bit of crime fiction interspersed with some young adult and middle grade fiction. She’s especially fond of books that seem real with a twist of fantasy, use time travel, touch on themes of social justice, or weave together seemingly unconnected characters and plot lines.
On the other hand, one of her biggest book pet peeves is the dreaded love triangle. In
fact, Madeleine has been thinking of starting an anti-love-triangle club. Anyone want to join?
Madeleine changes her mind on her favorite books about once a week, but if you forced her to choose favorites, she’d pick:
When not reading or working at her library, Madeleine enjoys baking, wasting too much time on the Internet,
NoxWhen Nox was a baby owl her favorite bedtime story was the story of Prometheus. And not the bringing light to humanity part. No, her favorite part was that after he was caught, Zeus had him chained to a rock and every day an eagle came and ate out his liver, which grew back at night because he was a Titan and apparently they're like starfish with the regeneration. After growing up and getting her degree in liberal-artsy English and Classics, she spends most of her time in libraries. Her taste in books varies. If someone dies horrifically in the first chapter of the book, Nox'll probably love it. Seriously, people keep coming up more and more creative ways to kill people and she loves them all. Or if the plot involves an angsty too-smart-for-her-age teenage girl, consider it read.
Her Top Five all-time favorite books are:
- A Secret History
- American Gods
- Pride and Prejudice
- The Historian
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Nox's alter-ego tweets @megaden
Zelda favorite types of books are young adult fiction and thrillers. Like Nox, she thinks the more twisted the story, the better. Zelda also judges books by their covers without shame. And if she had to choose a fictional character to marry, she'd chose Alex Cross.
Zelda's favorite books include:
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