[DWJ] New Introduction
farah.sf at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 03:48:59 EST 2009
Hi Otter. We already know each other I think
2009/1/1 Otter Perry <ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com>
> 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
> 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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