Date Joined: June 28, 2012
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: June 29
I live with husband and son in a small town by lake Neuchâtel (that's in the French-speaking part of Switzerland). In my spare time, I love to cook, make things with my ten fingers and practice ice-dancing.
The Pillow Book by Peter Greenaway. Anything by Woody Allen. And I have a thing for Bollywood movies: Dil Se by Mani Ratnam, Veer-Zaara by Yash Chopra, Om Shanti Om ... Certain Wu Xiao Pan for their beautiful costumes and choreographies
I used to teach literature in French and in English, so my list of favorite books is rather long. I guess I can boil it down to the following: Gustave Flaubert, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, Toni Morrison. I'm reading a lot of African American, Caribbean, and Japanese literature. And for quick reads, anything by Fred Vargas or Arnaldur Indridasson.
Can't live without them: sewing, crochet, seedbead jewelry, mixed media art, stamps, printmaking. I love to experiment with textures using different techniques!
I'm not much of a TV addict. Currently watching Game of Thrones and True Detective on DVD.
Anything red, green,or purple, I really don't like pink and yellow (including gold).
Iceland for its beautiful landscapes, its great music (Sigur Ros), its sense of community. Japan for its contrasts, its food, its temples, and for the beauty found in even the smallest everyday object. Canada, because I lived there for a little while San Francisco for its food, its art museums, its cool ethnic neighborhoods, and the best second-hand bookstore I know.
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