Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
As you may have guessed from the name, I'm an avid reader
eclectic tastes - everything from popular science, sociology and
psychology to sci-fi/fantasy to crime noir, and I love most
childrens books - if they are well written! I like to talk, and to
listen...I like watching documentaries and natural history
programs, and have a dislike which almost amounts to a phobia of
'reality' TV programs. I like cooking and eating good food
, drinking the odd glass
of wine and walking in the countryside, though the canalside will
do at a pinch! I'd like to think I'm open and curious about life,
someone who loves to laugh, with an appreciation of the absurd and
a liberal attitude to life.
What I’m doing with my life
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Well, I have my ideal job - I'm a bookseller, so I get to talk
books all day with customers, colleagues and reps! Trouble is, it's
too tempting to spend most of my wages in the shop - but I'm trying
to be good... Besides work, I have a circle of good friends and am
close to my family - I love to throw a party every now and again
where I can feed everyone simple but nice food with cocktails -
this makes me happy. Watching great movies
is always a pleasure.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
*sigh* recommending books...well, I should be! I like cooking - I
have no plans to apply for Masterchef, but I do a mean roast lamb
dinner, as well as damn fine baba ghanoush. Surprisingly good (some
would say it's pure stubborness) at putting together flat pack
The first things people usually notice about me
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is the book in front of my face - I have radar and can read while
walking fairly fast!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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, China Mieville
and Neil Gaiman
would all be favourite authors - but then where do I list Ngaio
and Rainbow Rowell
? Tough call...
still a great film, but I also love The Dead
, based on a Joyce short
story...love The Princess Bride, Attack the Block, and The Wicker
Man. Guilty pleasure? The Big Bang Theory boxed sets! Music I love
- Nick Cave
Pixies, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell,
, Valerie June
are very few foods I won't try - if you can show me a culture
somewhere on the earth that genuinely thinks this foodstuff is
delicious, I'm willing to give it a shot! Not Marrowfat peas though
- anything that needs to be soaked with a tablet gets the thumbs
down! So far, love French, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Thai, sushi,
Mexican...and, eh, Irish.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A book in my bag. The papers at the weekend. Good coffee. The smell
of the sea on a sunny morning. Cherry tomatoes. Tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, the universe and everything! oh, and the number 42, of
course! also, what I might read/eat next...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going to a movie with friends...or working...or hanging at home
with a book...watching House of Cards on Netflix...meeting friends
for a drink...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I know I said I hate 'reality' TV shows, but I'm sort of addicted
to Come dine with me...yes, I know it's shameful.
You should message me if
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you like to discuss serious issues but also find life absurd and
funny; if you like to talk but are also interested in what others
have to say, and if you are just curious and interested in the
world around you, and want to talk about it...and about everything
else like foodmoviesbooksthestateofyerwan...
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