"I have recently read the first three books in the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. I just completed Foundling by D.M. Cornish the other day, and now I'm reading The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl. The Poe Shadow reads stylistically like a…"
"Shadow of the Wind -- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
City of Bones/Ashes/Glass (Immortal Instruments Series) -- Cassandra Clare
Forest of Hands and Teeth -- Carrie Ryan
And I'm working my way through Pillars of the Earth which should also be on this…"
"I devoured this book in the middle of a snow storm, with no electricity or heat, and with my L4 disk pinching off my lower spinal cord and causing excruciating pain and ceaseless muscle spasms. This book made that week of hell worth it."
I love words. They make me happy. I love to read and am constantly fascinated by the ability of the written word to convey the spirit of another being. Before graduate school I was a voracious reader, and I hope to return to that state of being as soon as possible. J.R.R. Tolkien, Weiss and Hickman, Ayn Rand, Melville, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Neil Gaiman, J.K. Rowling, Camus, Stephenie Meyers . . . they all make me happy in their own ways.
I am also a writer. I am still trying to find my literary voice, but I have a variety of pieces in the works (an experimental short fiction and a novel series). I have a number of poems, but I am not by nature a poet and so I have given up on the genre.
I also adore music. I'm a vocalist without a band and as such have given up on any major aspirations of getting to do this for a living. I do love live music, and the most sensuous experience for me is to feel the rhythmic vibrations of a live band humming in the cells of my body and pulsating in the center of my chest. I love to dance, though I have no delusions about my inability to do so well. Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Jupiter Sunrise, Perfect Thyroid, Dreamtheater, Dragonforce, Nightwish, Gentle Giant, Counting Crows, Julia Nunes, Missy Higgins, Gorillaz (when I'm in the right mood), Jennifer Knapp and Jars of Clay to name a few favorites . . .
I enjoy long walks in the library, sitting out of doors on a cool summer night discussing philosophy with and religion with friends to the echoes of crickets and a few glasses of wine . . .
I'm also willing to get down and make a fool of myself. I love to laugh. I consistently put my foot in my mouth. Puns are almost erotic for me.
Oh, I also have an unusual obsession with stationary supplies. (_( )_) (_( ^_^
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Dragonlance Chronicles and Legends, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Chaucer, Beowulf, Shakespeare, Blake, Yeats, Dracula, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, American Gods, Stardust, Coraline, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the LookingGlass, Looking Glass Wars Trilogy, Chronicles of Narnia, Mortal Instruments Trilogy, Sabriel Trilogy, Uglies/Pretties/Specials, Shadow of the Wind, Dune ...
LotR, Howl's Moving Castle, Mirrormask, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Firefly, Star Trek (TOS, TNG. Still working my way through DS9 and just started Voyager), Battlestar Galactica (haven't seen it all yet). Angel and Buffy.
Lately I've been watching Glee, Mad Men, and Huge.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Blankets, my tiara, headset . . . more often than not that's where my sunglasses and glasses end up.
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works. It's okay. I understand.
Hello and thank you for leaving a comment on my blog post :) I did enjoy the books by Cassandra Clare - have you read her latest? And despite owning The Shadow of the Wind for absolutely years, I still haven't read it. I did read another book by him recently, The Prince of Mist which was OK. And I'm a little bit surprised with how much I enjoyed The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I have the sort-of sequel waiting for me.