My name is Dody. I love to read. I love biographies and mysteries and really good fiction. I like writing that tells a story. I like exposition. I still need to finish the sweater I am knitting, I stopped several years ago with one sleeve to go. I call it my Wild Swan Sweater. I love to create journals and paper collages. I love beautiful old clothes and costumes. I have a degree in theatre – costume design. I have a master’s degree in something called Liberal Studies which was just a fun way to learn all kinds of stuff as a hobby.
I am a Janeite. My favorite novels are Possession by A.S. Byatt and The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton. Before I loved those books, I loved China Court by Rumer Godden. When I was young (pre-20) I was fascinated by Anne Boleyn and devoured books about the Tudors. I have a passion for English history, which explains why I love Katherine by Anya Seton. Anne of Green Gables enchanted me and I read each and every book written about Anne. I adored the Little House series as a child. I find if you read and read and read – you need to read more challenging works. I have outgrown some of my favorite authors, but I needed them … I worry the world does not read enough.
When I was running my Etsy shop, I found Audible and listened to books. I have listened to Rebecca four times.
I recently fulfilled my life long dream of visiting England. My new life long dream is to visit England again. And again.