Sci Fi and Me

Gulf CoastThis particular picture was taken in January of this year.  Bless my sister-in-law, somehow she took a photo of a woman that appears to have aged well.  Wrinkles are mostly unseen and you can’t tell what color that hair really is.  In truth, I remember the original Lost in Space.  Not reruns.  I was quite young, but even then I knew it was something different.

Somewhere around the age of 10, I checked out a book from the local library that introduced me to the female heroine in Sci Fi.  It may also have been the first Sci Fi book I read. Enchantress From the Stars by Sylvia Engdahl is a YA Sci Fi classic.  I still have a copy on my shelf.

SPACE SAGA: PHOTOGRAPHER: Lucasfilm Ltd. Unpublished Caption: Chewbacca and Han Solo (Harrison Ford).In high school, I got a cashier’s job at the local movie theater.  Even before the movie was released, everyone knew Star Wars was going to be a huge hit.  Lots of hype.  I sold tickets and then went into the theater to watch.  4 times I missed the beginning of the movie because I was working.  Finally, on the 5th time, I watched the entire thing.  Two words. Han Solo.

Sci Fi is my favorite genre.  In TV, books, and movies.  But my favorite way to enjoy Sci Fi is reading.

So here I am, contributing to this brilliant blog.  I can say brilliant because I’ve only been here a couple months.  A lot of other people made it brainy and bold, I’m just along for the ride.  Joining the Smart Girls team is one of the highlights of 2015 for me.

I love books.  All kinds of books.  Historical, mystery, fantasy, paranormal, suspense, and of course Sci Fi.  Romance can be found in various proportions in most everything I read.  There are a few exceptions, but not many.  My reviews of historical and paranormal romances are sometimes found on the blog Ramblings From This Chic.

Since woman cannot live by books alone, even though I try really hard, I have a job working in IT.  Though it is not Sci Fi, at least it is techy-ish.  A day job allows me to buy tea, dark chocolate, whiskey, high-speed internet and books.  My husband likes it when I buy other groceries too, so I do, cause you know, love and romance and all that good stuff!

Now, from time to time, you will find me here at Smart Girls Love Sci Dr. Who CatFi Romance trying to get you to read something I think is wonderful.  Chances are you won’t like everything I like, but hey, if we all liked the same thing it would be a dull, dull world.  One more thing.  I am a cat lover, but I will try not to obsess about cats.  Unless there is a cat character in a Sci Fi story.

Happy Reading!

Riley

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