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About meRandom facts about me:
I use my freezer as storage. It's like deep freeze for things I can't find a place for. There's all sorts of strange things in there, you never know what you'll find. When I need them again I just take them back out and let them thaw.
My bloodstream has been replaced with a caffeinestream. And the red cross workers wonder why it's so hard to get blood out of me. I tried to stop drinking caffeine once, I was pretty much comatose until I gave in and binged on coke.
I have a black belt in Taekwondo. Most people would never guess since I'm normally a quiet person, and also incredibly lazy. I'm just saving it all up for when I need it to kick someone's ass. Why expend unnecessary energy?
I'm a claustrophile. I don't even know if that is a word, but I'm making it one. I love small spaces. People have been known to open up various closet doors or even cupboards to find me snugly curled up inside. It's cozy.
I collect poptabs. I don't really have a purpose for them, it's just kind of like scalping my fallen foes. Each one is a can I've drained of it's contents and then brutally detabified. Maybe I'll make a vest or something out of them.
I'm a classics major, so despite my obsession with all things sci-fi I'm also quite a fan of old shit two. I love the two extremes I guess: past and future. I love Latin and Greek literature, and actually put together a school funded project focusing around it that will take me to London this summer.
I wish I was from the UK. I'm American, but my parents have always had a lot of British friends that I grew up around and they introduced me to all sorts of British TV and literature and all that sort of stuff. So now I really wish I could move to the UK. I mean come on, they get J.K. Rowling and we get Stephanie Meyer. That's just not fair.
I cook. Which most of the time means I figure out what I can make from all the various odds and ends people have given me. I'm quite frugal with my money, since I don't have much of it, so I always love to take people's leftovers. This results in a fridge and pantry full of assorted food items. Over time I've gotten fairly good at throwing dishes together and figuring out what will work... and what won't.
I'm the daughter of an engineer and I'm a poor college student. This means I've learned to fix all sorts of things and make things I need from what I have. I can be quite creative and ingenious in finding solutions when I need to. This also leads to me being quite a pack rat because I'm convinced I can find a use for everything.
About my libraryMy library is ever growing. It's currently completely taken over my room with over a thousand books on shelves, in boxes, and on every available surface. Probably half of my books are science fiction. I've also got a fair number of fantasy and classics and a smaller number of mysteries, horror, mythology, and non-fiction. I've also got several manga and western comic series that I own.
A few of my favorite authors: J.R.R. Tolkien, William Gibson, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, China Mieville, Jeff Vandermeer, George R.R. Martin, Robert Heinlein, Alexander Dumas, and Agatha Christie.
Some of my favorite books: Neuromancer, World War Z, 1984, Ubik, City of Saints and Madmen, Dandelion Wine, Perdido Street Station, A Game of Thrones, Stranger In A Strange Land, and Palimpsest.
GroupsBook Care and Repair, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Girlybooks, Manga and Anime Addicts, Science Fiction Fans, Tea!, The Green Dragon, Used Books
Favorite authorsRay Bradbury, CLAMP, Philip K. Dick, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, China Miéville, Alan Moore, Terry Pratchett, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jeff VanderMeer (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - The Streets of Westchester
Favorite librariesFaulkner County Library, Olin C. Bailey Library, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Sharonville Branch, West Chester Library
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceJul 4, 2010
Currently readingRevelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Spook Country by William Gibson
The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft