Posted by Genia on May 30, 2006 at 18:53:34:
In Reply to: Re: Hi everyone.. posted by Otie on May 30, 2006 at 05:35:36:
: Hi Yaslyne!
: 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;
: James Herriott;
: 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.
: That's it!
: Welcome to Caleyna's Nice Place!
: *welcoming Croatian hugs*
: xoxoxoox Ruth.
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