Who are you?
I’m an oddball twenty-something bibliophile with an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and a master’s degree in Literary Studies. Currently, I’m a wandering academic. My money is spent on three things: food, books, and travel. Sometimes, films. Mainly books. I love Italian food possibly way more than what is healthy. And sushi. Gosh, I could eat sushi every day.
Also, I am possibly a Nerdfighter.
I write original poetry and fiction, if you can find them, and I also write fanfiction under the name tala_hiding on Livejournal and Fanfiction.NET. I love stories and storytelling and the power of naming. I also enjoy sweet things: chocolates, tea with milk, first kisses. Drop me a line! I love talking to other people all the time.
This is basically my reading history: a trail of breadcrumbs
What are you interested in?
- The Lord of the Rings
- Harry Potter
- Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey (series)
- The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay (series)
- The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder (series)
- The Old Kingdom Chronicles by Garth Nix (series)
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (series)
- Fables by Bill Willingham and various artists
- Anything by Neil Gaiman
- Anything by John Green
- Contemporary American poetry, especially Billy Collins and Louise Gluck
- My reading list specializes in young adult fantasy, urban fantasy, and generally anything that catches my fancy. :)
WARNING: I hate Twilight. With a vengeance. It’s a badly-written piece that is a waste of trees.
- Doctor Who (sorry folks, Christopher Eccleston is *my* Doctor)
- Star Trek (TOS and the reboot)
- Bones (although S6 was really badly written)
- Sherlock (BBC)
- How I Met Your Mother
- Sara Bareilles
- Jason Mraz
- Maroon 5
- Chameleon Circuit
- A lot of indie, like Schuyler Fisk, Joshua Radin, Deb Talen, etc.
- contemporary Broadway musicals, especially Rent, Wicked, Avenue Q, and Spring Awakening
- Most Glee songs featuring Darren Criss (hee)
- Old-school 90s music, stuff I grew up with
- The Backstreet Boys (oh shut it, I loved them)
- SIMS 3
- Civilizations IV and V
- Plants vs. Zombies (it’s very good stress relief)
- Rock Band, Guitar Hero… usually with friends
- Cosmic Encounters! (board games woohoo!)
- Dungeons and Dragons RPG