Posted by Otie on May 30, 2006 at 05:35:36:
In Reply to: Hi everyone.. posted by Yaslyne on May 29, 2006 at 08:53:00:
Another Aussie in our midst! Welcome.
I'm an old hippie Vancouverite-Canadian woman, in 5 years to retire from the Vancouver School-Incarceration system. I'm half-Croatian, half-English, raised as a Croatian-Canadian beatnik.
I have no kids by choice, one beautiful fully grown stepdaughter, 4 dogs, 7 cats, a hamster, a guinea pig, and a French-Canadian. We live on a 1/4 acre rancher lot in Surrey, British Columbia. I write on the side. (an autobiography about half done, and on the shelf right now: a horror-comedy. I've had a couple poems printed in union papers in the past.)
I enjoy reading the posts of fantasy and sci-fi readers because (1) they *read*, period! and (2) they've all got imaginations beyond what can be done with a beer bottle cap; and (3) they are all funny and/or interesting.
I don't read fantasy/sci-fi, can't comprehend it well (I'm a slow reader), but I love fantasy and sci-fi movies.
I do, however, read endlessly:
war and spy fiction and non-fiction (especially about partisans);
history of anything;
geography and geology and climatology of anywhere;
solving murders and anything about forensics, fiction and non-fiction (eg. Agatha Cristie and Arthur Conan Doyle);
social movement stories about human rights;
anything by and about artists (songwriters, musicians, actors, dancers, painters, sculptors...);
anything about hiking, mountain climbing, boating;
political humour (Stephen Leacock, my favourite author FARLEY MOWATT, Michael Moore, Al Franken, et cetera);
anything by a Marx Brother, Dorothy Parker, or any other Algonquin Hotel Circle frequenter;
books of lists (eg. trivia, Book of Lists, Guiness Book of Records, Almanacs, encyclopedias, histories of words and names, et cetera);
and most of all...... GARDENING BOOKS!!! Dr. Hessayon is my favourite.
Oh yes, and I go into a drooling stunned trance whenever I see a photo or film of Johnny Depp.
Welcome to Caleyna's Nice Place!
*welcoming Croatian hugs*
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