If you like books with a similar writing style to those by Raymond
Feist, you may enjoy the following titles (some of them are not in the
fantasy/sf genre, but are wonderful, just the same!):
Necromancer by William Gibson
"Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information
superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through
tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone
with the money to buy his way--and burned the talent out of his brain,
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
"After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old
Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a
finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and
ability to see into the spirit world." (Catalog Summary)
From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner.
"Do you believe in magick? More than a picture you once saw of a place
you've never visited? More than the idle wish you'd like to see come
Hello! If you liked "Harry Potter" and are looking for more titles that combine epic fantasy, romance, and drama, you may enjoy these titles:
Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Bk. 1
by D.M. Cornish
If you liked "Who Moved My Cheese", you may also like these books about
change and motivation:
"Attitude Is Everything for Success" by Keith D. Harrell
Annotation from the book jacket: "This is an enlightening, inspiring,
and practical guide for gaining control of your career and your life by
ridding yourself of negative attitudinal baggage, building positive
attitudes, and then turning them into actions to help you achieve your
We've run an article on revving up your computer with the right software configuration, but there's an even more basic way for computer users to increase their speed. Learn to keyboard. Hunting and pecking for the correct keys can take a lot of the joy out of PC applications. If you've never learned to type, consider picking up this useful skill on your own with books from the library and online practice tools.
"Keyboarding is a motor skill," Nansen noted. "It is a matter of training fingers to respond correctly and quickly to press the correct key — kind of like in athletics where you keep doing it over and over again until it becomes habit."
—"Teaching Keyboarding — When? Why? How?" Education World, 2/02/2001
If you liked the "Harry Potter" series for the believable way the magic elements are handled, for the glorious escapism, and for their appeal to girls, you may enjoy these titles:
"Olivia Kidney" by Ellen Potter
12-year old Olivia gets locked out of her apartment and spends the evening searching for her father, the building's superintendent. Her encounters with the strange occupants of the building help her to resolve the problems in her life.
"The Trolls" by Polly Horvath
Hello! If you enjoyed “Bones of the Moon” by Jonathan Carroll for its character and for the magical, fantastical things that happen, you may enjoy these works:
The Limits of Enchantment
by Graham Joyce
Hello! These fantasy titles have interesting characters and keep you guessing as to what will happen next:
The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
The classic story of true love, sword-fights, revenge, death and miracles.