Super Summer Annual Intros!
A.Gawith at tarragon-et.co.uk
Fri Jun 20 16:42:21 EDT 2003
I mostly lurk, but this time round I thought I'd join in with the great
Name: Abigail Gawith.
Living in: The middle of nowhere (well, it feels like it - I live in a
village in the Cambridgeshire Fens, 25 miles north of Cambridge).
What I do when not playing here : Software engineer.
Married/partnered/?: Yes, in that my boyfriend and I have been together for
seven years; no, in that we don't live together. English is definitely
short of useful words to describe relationships!
Offspring (of any variety): None.
First DWJ/when: Charmed Life, Wilkin's Tooth or The Ogre Downstairs. My
mother bought me all three (ex-library) when I was 6 or 7. I was a
confirmed fan by the time I was 8.
Favourite DWJ: Fire and Hemlock, Howl's Moving Castle, The Ogre Downstairs.
And The Homeward Bounders. And... <sigh>
Least favourite DWJ: Sudden Wild Magic, Black Maria. I'm ignoring the books
for young children, which I don't think really count.
DWJ I like more than the rest of the list does: Tale of Time City. I'd
definitely put it in the top tier.
DWJ I like less than the rest of the list does: Deep Secret. Don't know why
- I expect it'll grow on me with time.
DWJ I've never read: Changeover, Yes Dear, and probably some short stories.
But <gloat> I *have* got a copy of The Skiver's Guide. </gloat>
Other authors/books (limiting myself to SF/fantasy): Lois McMaster Bujold,
Connie Willis, Barbara Hambly, Tim Powers, Robin Hobb, _A Song of Ice and
Fire_ (George R. R. Martin), Sheri S. Tepper, Paula Volsky, _Ash_ (Mary
Gentle), Rosemary Kirstein, _Dancer of the Sixth_ (Michelle Shirey Crean),
Simon R. Green. If I added in my lists for other genres, this would get
very long, but I want to plug Diana Norman (historical novels), _Love of
Stones_ by Tobias Hill and _Carter Beats the Devil_ by Glen David Gold
anyway. They're fantastic, read them. :)
Authors/books I've been introduced to by the list: Dorothy Dunnett,
Georgette Heyer, Martha Wells, Megan Whalen Turner, Martine Leavitt, Garth
Nix, Judith Merkle Riley, _War for the Oaks_, _Sorcery and Cecelia_. Keep
Music: Not something I really define myself by, though I usually have
something playing, but: Vangelis, Alan Parsons Project, ELO, Garbage,
Roxette, Goldfrapp. Also, Classic FM [a national independent radio station
that plays classical music]. Make of that what you will...
Currently reading: Indulging in a complete reread of the Vorkosigan Saga.
Books waiting for: _Paladin of Souls_ (Bujold - and please please let Amazon
UK actually ship me the US hardback I've ordered, not the British trade
paperback that comes out at the same time); _A Feast for Crows_ (Martin -
not out until September in the US, or *February* in the UK); the new Mary
Gentle (_A Sundial in a Grave_, October); the new Robin Hobb (_Fool's Fate_,
also October). The new Martha Wells, in paperback. Second-hand, I'm
looking in particular for _Element of Fire_ and _City of Bones_ by Martha
Wells, and _City of Diamond_ by Jane Emerson. (And I know I could do an
online search, but that would spoil the fun...)
Favourite film: _Bladerunner_ or _The Fifth Element_ or _Raiders of the Lost
Ark_ or _The Princess Bride_ or _The Rocky Horror Picture Show_, depending
on mood. With a soft spot for _Arsenic and Old Lace_.
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