In 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