LJ Interests meme results
Well - books. I own thousands of them (probably literally). Couldn't live without them. They've defined my life from early childhood.
- community colleges:
An interest from my job and my vocation: teaching. And I respect community colleges over Universities because colleges respect teaching over scholarship without sacrificing scholarship...
- early music:
When I was in my early twenties I played baroque recorder quite seriously (in a consort) and I still love the music. Telemann, Corelli, Byrd, etc.
This is where I go for peace, quiet, beauty. I pull weeds to help get over personal sorrow, and get solace from the flowers and wildlife in my private piece of paradise.
- julie czerneda:
A Canadian sf writer whom I like a lot. Anyone who can invent plump little aliens with feathery eyebrows and them imagine them playing hockey... The third in her latest series should be out any time soon - can't wait!
A highbrow way of talking about fiction that's about fiction. It turns me on, for some reason; I just enjoy that "postmodern" kick of self-consciousness in art - Jeanette Winterson, Michael Ondaatje, James Joyce...
- old roses:
That's one aspect of my garden; I have about 23 different varieties of roses, and more and more of them are a century or so old. Madam Alfred Carrier, Gloire de Dijon, Souvenir de Malmaison - just the names are evocative, never mind the scent and the colour...
- postmodern fiction:
Well, like metafiction. Just so happens that I did my dissertation on Jeanette Winterson, and I like the things she does with fiction. I like "softer" pm stuff - not the real cynical hardcore things like _Giles Goatboy_ and so on. See metafiction.
- steeleye span:
Their "Parcel of Rogues" album was one of the first real albums that I bought for myself as a teenager. I just loved their rocky folk sound - electric guitars and Maddy Prior's pure voice.
What can I say. Ursula le Guin wrote that Tolkien is one of the people that she's read so many times that she's lost count, and I could say the same thing. I grew up with TLOR, and still love it, and still read it despite the movies (love the movies, too).
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