[DWJ] New Introduction

Tarja Rainio tarja.rainio at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 13:20:27 EST 2009

I'll join the bandwagon. I'm Tarja and live in Helsinki, Finland (I  
think there are a couple of other Finns who are also lurking on the  
list). I'm 39 and will turn 40 next December, which never stops  
surprising me, since I'm still waiting for that magical day when I'll  
feel all grown-up. I work in the customer service of one of the  
biggest Finnish telecommunications companies, mostly in contact  
centre, outsourced switchboard services or as a voice conference  
assistant (depending on what kind of a shift I have).

I'm mostly a lurker on the list, even though I was apparently one of  
the first to join it when it was first started. I discovered DWJ when  
I was about 12 and borrowed "Charmed Life" from the library, and  
immediately fell in love with it. I have managed to acquire most of  
her books throughout the years, though not quite all. My favourites  
are the Chrestomanci books, "Hexwood", the Dalemark quartet and  
several others.

I've discovered quite a few authors through this list, including  
favourites like Lois McMaster Bujold, Garth Nix, and Megan Whalen  
Turner. Other authors I like are P. C. Hodgell, Vera Nazarian, Laura  
Anne Gilman, Melissa Marr, Sean Stewart, and Martha Wells.

I've met a few of the list members: Hallie and Charlie in the Glasgow  
Worldcon a few years back, and Minnow in the Tampere Finncon last  
summer after being one of the speakers in a DWJ panel (which Farah was  
also in).

  I have a Livejournal (http://vierran45.livejournal.com) in which I  
try to comment something on every book I read, but most of the content  
is concentrated on my other fandoms (Asian dramas, Japanese boybands,  
and stuff like that...). Feel free to friend me if you want to, but be  
warned that I tend to post _a lot_ in it.

Back to lurking now,


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