talpianna

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Education
Occupation retired
Location Glendale, Arizona, United States
Introduction I am a little old lady in tennis shoes--well, not so little, and I prefer Birkenstocks--who as an Army brat lived in various places in the USA and Europe but is pretty stationary now. I'm a writer wannabe (two short stories published in anthologies to date) and am owned by two cats, Sethra and Aliera. I'm new to blogging, and I expect it to go out of fashion very shortly, because every time I finally adopt a new technology or gimmick, it immediately becomes obsolete the following Tuesday.
Interests SF, fantasy, mysteries, Regencies, romantic suspense, language, puns, cats, and collecting moles (the critters, that is), including illustrated editions of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.
Favorite Movies Not much of a moviegoer, but I love some of the classics: MY FAIR LADY, THE COURT JESTER, HENRY V (both the Olivier and Branagh versions), and movies where stuff gets blown up spectacularly (usually with Bruce Willis or Sly Stallone around somewhere).
Favorite Music Folk music, especially Celtic; medieval, baroque, and Romantic instrumental music, and much of the stuff I came of age with in the sixties.
Favorite Books Much too long a list. William Horwood's DUNCTON WOOD, the root of my fascination with moles; THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, Dorothy L. Sayers, Rudyard Kipling, J.D. Robb, Richard Mitchell, Mercedes Lackey, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Anne Bishop Have I confused you sufficiently?

When you hesitate before hitting snooze on your alarm clock, are you being lazy?

What do my cats really think of me?