Caryn's Home Page

A few general things about me first - I live & work in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, but I moved up to the mainland like everybody else I knew, in order to find a job. I'm a computer Programmer/Analyst with an e-commerce software development company here in Toronto. I am owned by a cat named Pooka, and I have two sisters, Cindie and Krista. Welcome to my Home Page!

Books & Authors

I read a lot of Science Fiction and Fantasy. My favorite authors include C.J. Cherryh, Lois McMaster Bujold, Guy Kay , Jennifer Roberson, and Tanya Huff. I am also a big fan of Mercedes Lackey .

I also read everything Neil Gaiman has ever produced, especially the comic book series Sandman. I read a few of the other series prodcued by DC/Vertigo, namely The Books of Magic and Hellblazer.

Music

My music taste is pretty varied - I listen to just about everything where the singers actually sing (this lets out heavy metal, grunge and about 75% of Country). Most of the stuff I really enjoy is pretty mellow - I include Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Dar Williams, and ani difranco among my favorites. I consider Sarah's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy to be one of the best albums I've bought in years.

I also like Celtic music, reflecting my roots, I guess. Two of my favorites are Newfoundland bands, Great Big Sea & The Irish Descendants.

Television

I don't watch much TV, but those shows I watch I'm rather fanatical about. My current must-not-miss shows are Roswell, Sports Night and Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. Xena:Warrior Princess is a guilty pleasure, I'll admit. There's some great fan fiction out there for Xena, my favorites being those written by Melissa Good .

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Caryn Babstock (caryn@sympatico.ca)