[DWJ] New Introduction

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Dec 31 22:49:31 EST 2008

So, I should have proofread ....

On Dec 31, 2008, at 8:46 PM, Otter Perry wrote:

> My name is Otter [really!  Just look at my passport], I'm female, 61,
> and now live in southwest Colorado, having always previously lived
> in places in the USofA much farther east and much more humid.
> Melissa is probably my closest list neighbor and she's about 350
> miles away.  [You know:  In England, a hundred miles is a long
> way, and in the USofA, a hundred years is a long time.]
> I've been reading DWJ since -- oh, say -- about 1980.  I don't what
> my first was, but I suspect it was _The Magicians of Caprona_.
> I'm also a ginormous Terry Pratchett fan, to whom I was introduced
> by a fellow employee at a bookstore.  He was a Neil Gaiman and he

He was a Neil Gaiman _fan_  [also the only Afghani I've ever met]

> handed me a copy of _Good Omens_ and said I should read it.  People
> other than my sister are rarely correct about this, but, as it  
> happens,
> he was.  That was in 1995.  For those of you who may not be aware
> of it, the more you have read of everything in the world, the better
> you will like Pratchett.  Sir Terry, I should say.
> I was introduced by this list to Lois MacMaster Bujold and Megan
> Whelan Turner.  Oh, and Charles Butler, of course.  And others
> I can't remember at the moment.
> My reading in general is varied.  I don't read genres so much as
> I read authors.
> I don't like Harry Potter.  I've read all of them except the last
> one, but I stopped buying them after about the third, which is
> about as damning a statement as I can make about any author.
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of
> arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but
> rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries
> in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and
> screaming "WOO HOO - What a Ride!"
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