My New Story Pocket Name

indexIn my last Let’s Talk Books discussion, I asked what your name would be if -like Stephanie in Skulduggery Pleasant  – you could pick one to describe yourself.  The idea is your new name will protect your identity and, at the same time, let others know what they’re up against.Stephanie, who’s 12, decides on Valkerie Cain. It’s perfect for her because in myths, Valkeries guide the dead and Skulduggery is, besides a detective and friend, a skeleton and well, frankly, dead.  Stephanie’s also said to raise cane according to another character.

It’s not easy to come up with a name that describes yourself. It took Stephanie a while and  me several weeks. But, I think I’ve finally got it: Glorious Reader. “Reader” because that’s what I do and “Glorious” because that’s the way I feel about reading and the world itself: it’s full of glory, mysteries, miracles and wonders.

So, for now, at least, I’ll be signing myself off as Glorious Reader instead of Tina.

And if you want to meet me in my new guise, come to our next Let’s Talk Books on June 14 at 1:00 p.m. We’ll be discussing “The Red Pyramid,” by Rick Riordan. If you’re a Percy Jackson fan, you’ll love it. If you’re not, you’ll love it, too. Unlike “The Lightning Thief,” both a girl and a boy share the protagonist role. And this series – The Kane Chronicles – explores Egyptian myths, which are every bit as exciting as the Greek.


So, I hope I’ll see you at our next discussion. Just be sure to first come up with an assumed name.

                                                                                     Yours, Glorious Reader

About Tina Zubak

I've been a librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for about 12 years, first at the Beechview branch and now at Children's. I've written some books myself, but alas, no publications. Among my favorite books are BFG, Houndsley and Catrina and the Quiet Time, Ramona Quimby, Age 8, Nation and Rose Daughter.
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One Response to My New Story Pocket Name

  1. Kathy Maron-Wood says:

    Dear Glorious Reader,
    I love it! You’ve chosen well and what a great idea for kids and adult to do. It’s going to take me awhile, but I’ll let you know what I decide.

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