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I am: Female, just in case the ‘queen’ didn’t give it away.

Likes: Embroidery, Knitting, Painting, Reading, Writing.

Dislikes: Music, Excessive Television watching, Gambling, skiing and smoking.

Interested in: Philosophy, History, Politics, Religion, Literature, Art, Criminology, Linguistics, Languages, and Genetics.

Not interested in: feelings, psychobabble, Spirituality, conspiracy theories, listening to silly people.

Quotations: “Do not choose to be wrong for the sake of being different” Samuel, Lord; “Where there are two Phd’s in a developing country, one is head of state and the other is in exile.” Samuel, Lord (again);

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” C.S Lewis.

Favourite food: Roasted meats, Crème Brulee, Raspberries, Potatoes, panna cotta, sorbets, butter scotch ice-cream, borscht.

Least Favourite Foods: Capsicum, Squash, bread, excessive chilly, cream puffs, anything from Breadtop, jackfruit curry, alcohol.

Favourite Authors: K.A Applegate, Isobelle Carmody, Anne Bishop, Jacqueline Carey, Agatha Christie, Theodore Dalrymple, J.K Rowling, and George RR Martin.

Least Favourite Authors: Stephanie Myer, Steven Herrick, Phillip Gwynne, Morris Gleitzman…

Books I have read: Soul by Tobsha Learner, Rama the Steadfast by Valmiki, The Bhagavad Ghita, The Pillow Books of Sei Shonagon, The Analects of Confucius, and Machiavelli’s ‘the Prince’, The Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau, Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins, Ovid’s Metamorphoses (As Translated by Arthur Golding), The Forest of Thieves and The Magic Garden an anthology of Medieval Jain stories, The Dhammapada, Love Songs of Vidyapati, Realism by Pam Morris; The Arabian Nights (Hussain Haddawy Translation); The Ramayana and Mahabharata by R.K Narayan; Great Expectations by Charles Dickens; Daniel Deronda by George Elliot; The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath; War of the Worlds by HG Wells; Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen; Beloved by Toni Morrison; Women as Scribes: Book Production and Monastic Reform in Twelfth-Century Bavaria by Alison I. Beach; The Lord as Their Portion, The Story of the Religious Orders and How they Shaped our World by Elizabeth Rapley; The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics); Medieval Writings on Secular Women (Penguin Classics); Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; The Ides of March by Thornton Wilder; Complete Stories of Henry James, Volume II: 1874-1884; One Man's Initiation: 1917 by John Dos Passos; Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor; Philip Roth: Novels and Stories 1959-1962: Goodbye, Columbus & Five Short Stories / Letting Go; Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico by Asuncion Lavrin; Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles; The Sources of Shakespeare's Plays by Kenneth Muir; The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War by David Halberstam; The Inner Lives of Medieval Inquisitor by Karen Sullivan; Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie

Make bets on how many of these books will make it to the "Books I have read" category

Books I am reading: Parody by Simon Dentith; Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett; The Benedictines in the Middle Ages by James G. Clark; The Collected Letters of St. Teresa of Avila, volume One, Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh O.C.D; The Trial by Franz Kafka; Virtuous Women: Three Classic Korean Novels: A Nine Cloud Dream, Queen Inhyon, Ch'un-hyang translated by Richard Rutt and Kim Chong-un; Canon Law and Cloistered Women: Periculoso and Its Commentators, 1298-1545 by Elizabeth Makowski; Giotto and His Publics: Three Paradigms of Patronage by Julian Gardner; How to Read a Poem by Terry Eagleton; Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri; Norbert and Early Norbertine Spirituality, selected and introduced by Theodore J.Antry, O.Praem and Carol Neel; The Book of Margery Kempe; Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form by Philip Hobsbaum; The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society,
1250-1600 by Alfred W. Crosby.

Make bets on how many of these books will make it to the "Books I am reading" category

Books that I want to read:The Illiad and the Odyssey, Virgil’s Aenied, The Anabasis and Cyropaedia by Xenophon, The Invasion of Gaul by Julius Ceasar, Pliny and Livy, Horace, Plutarch’s ‘Parallel lives’, The Shahnameh, The Baburnama, The Tale of the Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, The Story of the Stone or the Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin, The Memoirs of Lady Hyegyong, the Tale of the Heike; The Cistercians in the Middle Ages by Janet Burton and Julie Kerr; Lectio Divina: the Medieval Experience of Reading by Duncan Robertson; The Franciscans in the Middle Ages by Michael Robson; The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310 by Neslihan Senocak; The Age of the Cloister: The Story of Monastic Life in the Middle Ages by Christopher Brooke; Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith C Brown; "A Pernicious Sort of Woman" Quasi Religious Women and Canon Lawyers in The Later Middle Ages by Elizabeth Makowski; Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890-1215 by Bruce L. Venarde; Women Writers of the Middle Ages by Peter Dronke; Debating the Roman de la rose: A Critical Anthology Edited by Christine McWebb; Fama The Politics of Talk & Reputation In Medieval Europe Edited by Thelma Fenster and Daniel Lord Smail; Medieval Conduct Literature: An Anthology of Vernacular Guides to Behaviour for Youths, with English Translations Edited by Mark D. Johnston; Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life Translated by Burton Watson; Monodies and On The Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from the Time of the Crusades by Guibert of Nogent; Selected Works of Bernard of Clairvaux Translated by G.R Evans; The Life of Christina of Markyate; Selected Writings of Hildegard of Bingen; Medieval Writings on Female Spirituality (Penguin Classics); The Journey Through Wales and The Description of Wales by Gerald of Wales; Chronicles of the Crusades by Geoffrey of Villehardouin and John of Joinville; The Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun Translated by Frances Horgan; Chronicle of the Abbey of Bury St Edmuds by Jocelin of Brakelond; Arthurian Romances by Chretien De Troyes; Canzoniere by Petrarch; Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich; York Mystery Plays by Anonymous; The Paston Letters; The Book of the Courtier by Baldesar Castiglione; Unyong-jon: A love Affair at the Royal Palace of Choson Korea Translated by Kil Cha and Michael J. Pettid; Poems, Protest, and a Dream by Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz; The Romance of the Forest and The Italian by Ann Radcliffe; Mansfield Park by Jane Austen; The Complete Tales of Nikolai Gogol Volume 1; First Love and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev; The Best Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant; Sanshiro by Natsume Soseki; The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun; Collected Fictions of Jorge Luis Borges Translated by Andrew Hurley;The Complete Short Stories of Graham Greene; Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang; Romanticism by Aidan Day; Irony by Claire Colebrook; Intertextuality by Graham Allen; Colonialism and Postcolonialism by Ania Loomba; Sexuality by Joseph Bristow; Comedy by Andrew Stott; The Other Friars: Carmelite, Augustinian, Sack and Pied Fiars in the Middle Ages by Frances Andrews; Righteous Persecution: Inquisitio, Dominicans, and Christianity in the Middle Ages by Christine Caldwell Ames; The Envy of Angels, Cathedral Schools and Social Ideals in Medieval Europe 950-1200 by C. Stephen Jaeger; Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe by Lester K. Little.

I Studied: Religion, 18th & 19th Century Literature, Textiles, Art, Renaissance and Modern History. Arabic. Have since studied linguistics, International Relations, Security Studies,

I am Studying: Asian Studies and English Literature

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