Every so often, I am thanked for being 'unapologetically me.' I treasure those moments, those people, and remember them every time I'm feeling timid.
I am a big fan of the web comic 'Strong Female Protagonist,' illustrated by Molly Ostertag.
I have always loved really dense, complicated stories with lots of layers, tons of obscure literary references, and a plethora of inside jokes.
No one thought that the Disney Superpower had the ability to laugh at itself, but 'Enchanted' proved everyone wrong.
Sharon Shinn's Samaria is a world populated by refugees from a ravaged Earth, also many, many years in the future.
If your reading habits are anything like mine, then you can remember the exact moment that certain books came into your life. You remember where you were standing and whom you were with. You remember the feel of the book in your hands and the cover, that exact cover, even if the art has changed over the years.