My name’s Sharry! Come and snoop around my site. The snoopier you are, the better! I read and review mostly fantasy and science-fiction novels, tv shows, movies and surreal art/artists and I like to post occasionally about my pursuits in creative writing. If you like the same stuff, come and be my friend! The internet can be so lonely without chatter 🙂 If you want to throw a story pitch or two my way for a new book of yours you would like reviewed, email me at this_is_shar[at]live[dot]com and I’ll see if it’s something I’d like to read.
FOR INTEREST’S SAKE get a kick out of reading my profile from six years ago (Nov, 2008): My internet name is Sharry, I have no idea why I chose that name. I actually sort of like it as a name now that I think about it. I used to be a voracious reader but times have been hectic for me lately, and I’m only now trying to ease back into the reading world. I also write. A lot. But, so far have not really finished anything.
Hmm….*Takes a deep Breath*….I like….sunflowers, skittles, black cats, apples, mystery, autumn, calm lakes, canoeing, hiking, a big open sky at night and early in the morning, Orion’s Belt, a foggy day, fresh air, the sahara desert, jungles, the steppes (landscapes in general, I guess), and (oh!) camels, pyramids, singing my favorite tunes in the car, watching foreign films and TV series, sushi, pasta, Malaysian and Singaporean food, Vietnamese food… food in general, which reminds me, I like volleyball, yoga, kickball (just so’s you know I do exercise it all off), love myths, folklore, fantasy, magic, fairy tale, anything ancient, archeology, period novels, cleanliness, window seats, quiet libraries, moors, Guilin, the unique, the creative…….
I’m a….gemini (hence my occasional air-headedness), university student, ‘chemist’ (and also now biochemist), English lit-er who can still browse in the pre-teen section of libraries and fit right in (and not because I’m short, I’ve always been a tall-y).
Reason why I set up a blog: I was just bored one day after doing weekfulls of exams, and thought I’d settle down to read a good book. But the book just irritated me all the more, so I went online to seek some appeasement, and I stumbled across this wordpress site. I hope this blog thing works out for me. I always find it so hard to commit to things like this that I sign up for.
Some of my favorite Authors: Juliet Marillier, L.M. Montgomery, Garth Nix, Diana Wynne Jones, Charlotte Bronte, Brian Jacques, Amy Tan, Patricia A. McKillip, J.K. Rowling, Robin McKinley, Linda Holeman, Tanith Lee, Philip Pullman, Shannon Hale, Sherwood Smith, NEIL GAIMAN(!!), and anything to do with fantasy, folklore, myth, fairytale re-tellings and science-fiction.
I’m looking for a bookluver’s community because all my friends are more, how shall I say it, science-y, and none of them read as much as I do, so if I absolutely loved a book or disliked a book, I have no one to talk to about it. The others (non-reader friends) would never understand why I spend so much time with books and smile proudly when they call me a bookworm. So I appeal to you – please help keep me relatively sane!
I also scribble in secret and if anyone asks I’m finishing up a “lab report” that is so long it takes me until past midnight to do :P. I can’t imagine a more satisfying life than that of a fantasy writer, creating worlds and characters and adventures.
Doesn’t it relax you just to see it? That’s Guilin. I want to go there 😮
Phew. Wow, I’ve never written so much in an “About Me” page before. I’m still on the roll too…