I'm a college student in the USA. I love the first three HP books (the 3rd is my favorite), and the others are ok, though I hated the endings of the 5th and 6th books. And I haven't yet read the 7th (I overheard too many people talking about it, and the knowledge that my top two favorite characters that were still alive die in that book has rather put me off reading it for now...I'll read it eventually, I'm sure, I just don't know when).
My hobbies include reading (regular books as well as fanfiction!), horseback riding (when I get the chance), flying (when I have the money to pay for my lessons), surfing the 'net, co-writing a fanfic of my own (when my co-author and I aren't plagued by writers' block), watching movies (or TV, if I'm somewhere with cable/satellite and something good is on), playing games (computer, video, board, card games, or whatever...). Sadly, since I'm a college student, I don't get as much time to do any of those things as I'd like (unless I skip class, which isn't good for my grades, so I try not to do that too often ;) ).
I read mostly fantasy books, with some science fiction thrown in, and I'll even read the occasional historical fiction, but my favorite genre is fantasy. Other favorite books of mine include: anything by Dianne Wynne Jones, The Death Gate Cycle (a series of 7 books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman), The Alien Way (Gordon R. Dickson), Wolf and Iron (Gordon R. Dickson), The Dragonriders of Pern (Ann McCaffery), The Myth books (Robert Asprin), and many others. For the most part, if a book involves dragons, I'm willing to give it a chance, especially if the dragons in it aren't just dumb beasts.
Some of my favorite TV shows are: Stargate SG-1; Stargate Atlantis; Babylon 5; The West Wing; Airwolf; MacGyver; CSI; CSI: Miami; NCIS; Cold Case (I like crime solving shows, can you tell?). My favorite movies include: Stargate; National Treasure; Mission: Impossible; Indiana Jones (Last Crusade and Lost Ark); Alien; Alien vs. Predator (I didn't care much for Predator, though); The Bourne Trilogy; and The 10th Kingdom. I have other favorites, of course, but I wouldn't want anyone to die from boredom because they tried to read my full list of favorites. ;)
Also, if anyone is in need of a beta reader, I'm interested...I'm not listed as a beta reader on this site, because I haven't met one of the requirements--post 5 stories, or fewer if they total 6000 words. Personally, I don't think someone needs to write to be able to beta. I'm a decent writer, but I have issues with writer's block, and I tend to have difficulty getting a story to go anywhere. But that doesn't mean that I can't check for spelling, grammar, characterization, and continuity issues, among other things. So, like I said, if you need a beta, contact me and we'll talk.
Thanks for reading my (probably rather dull) bio!
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