Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Techno Savvy Me

Since I sort of know what I am doing, I thought I would be the first to pull out a chair and introduce myself. You have a wonderful intro, Bonnie. I have always wanted to live by the water, which is rather funny because I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, and it is not like you are ever really far from the water. I am an ocean person, I love wooden sailing ships and stories of lighthouses lighting peoples path home in stormy weather. Essencia Island reminds me of this island that is in the town that I grew up in. For reasons I have never been able to understand there is a house boat landed on an island there, and when I was a child I used to make up stories about why it was there. Then, I moved away, and when I went home one spring, my precious boat had been destroyed. I was very sad. (The sort of ironic thing is that there is now one of those "touristy" viewers where you can see things up close if you pay a little bit of money, and now the boat is an eye sore.)

Anyways, my computer name is some variation of Kailana. My real name is Kelly. Either name is fine. I have not visited Essencia Island or any of the other variations in quite some time, but I do hope to participate in this one. I just graduated from university in May and my current career plan is to go overseas to teach English for a year starting in January. I love to travel and I have pesky loans to pay off, so this seems to be a logical idea. I will have a computer and I am looking into books, so I will still contribute!

I feel that if we are going to get to know one another, I should talk about books. That is my favourite subject afterall. My reading is rather diverse. I read mostly fantasy and historical fiction. There are a few genres that I am not super fond of but I will make attempts at once in a while. Currently I am trying to read the books nominated for the Giller Award, which is an award in Canada, I was aiming to read all 15, but I can only easily get ten of them. It really bothers me when books are nominated for awards and you can not even buy them! I am immensely patriotic, even if people believe that we are not as patriotic as other countries, I am! I am very proud to be a Canadian, and I try to support it by reading Canadian authors.

Anything I should say? Well, if there is, just ask in the comments.

7 comments:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks for being the first to pick up the storytelling, Kail. Love ya for doing it!

Kailana said...

Not a problem!

Gerry said...

Kailana,
Hi and Welcome.
Are you the Kelly that just recently joined the Classics Club?
I am looking forward to getting to know you. Fresh out of university, that is teriffic. Good luck with wherever your future takes you. It is a bright spot on the Horizon for you. So you like a lot of fantasy? A genre I have not ventured in much. That will be an interesting topic of conversation.
Gerry

Kailana said...

Oh, yes, that is me. I joined and then my dog died and it distracted me from that group. I should be back for October's discussion, though.

I love fantasy, it's my thing. :) Everyone should try it once in a while. Lots of my friends are scared of the whole genre, but there are really things for everyone.

Neco said...

Hola Kailana! I think I remember you briefly from the old EI. You had an icon with a little comics style character with colored hair? I used to read a lot of fantasy in high school and enjoyed it but I guess I just gradually moved away to reading other things. Although, I am currently reading 3 online fantasy serials, one of which started this summer thus hooking me on the other two (all by same author).

caboose said...

Hello Kailana,

I look at fantasy as unrestricted reality. When my goals in cyberspace is not just wishful thinking...LOL...

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