Robin Lythgoe

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Robin Lythgoe was born in Maryland, but spent several years in Oregon and did a short stint in upstate New York before winding up in Utah. She married an artist, and together they have four wonderful children. Reading and writing have always been a part of her life, and she is particularly drawn to fantasy. When she was growing up her mother often led expeditions to the library, from which the entire party invariably returned laden with a stack of books guaranteed to make the arms longer. Robin read everything voraciously, and when she finished her stack, she'd start on her mother's… and then her sisters'. Today she writes tales about wizards and magic, fantastical places and extraordinary journeys. ...more

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Robin Lythgoe My two favorite ways are reading and music—not at the same time, and not necessarily in that order! Reading often gives rise to "what if" questions pr…moreMy two favorite ways are reading and music—not at the same time, and not necessarily in that order! Reading often gives rise to "what if" questions prompted by things as simple as a passage of dialogue. Music creates scenes or moods that beg to be explored. My favorites are soundtracks.(less)
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André Gide
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
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Terry Pratchett
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
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Tad Williams
“He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.”
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Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.”
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Robin Evgeny wrote: "Thank you for friend invite Robin!"

Thanks for accepting! I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what you're reading!


Evgeny Thank you for friend invite Robin!


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Robin Lucy wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Robin! :)"

I'm pleased to meet you! Hope we get to share some good book recommendations. :)


message 4: by Lucy Qhuay (last edited May 23, 2013 01:58PM)

Lucy Qhuay Thanks for the friend invite, Robin! :)


message 3: by Robin

Robin I am happy to meet you, too, and ditto! How is it that although I have tons of books to read, I'm always looking for interesting new ones? :D


Hannah Thanks for the friend request. Looking forward to picking up some recommendations from you. :D


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Robin Alexis wrote: "Hey Robin, thanks for the friend request :) Sorry it took me so long to come back on Goodreads and approve it. I'm always glad to meet fantasy fans and authors, too."

Life happens, right? :) I hope being away has been because you're doing awesome things!


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