My name is Christy, of course, that's what I go by. It's not my real name, but I've gone by it my entire life.
I was born in New Hampshire in 1984, but my family moved to Delaware when I was 2 1/2 where I lived until I graduated high school. The family then moved back to New England. I lived in Massachusetts for two years and then went back to New Hampshire for four years before moving here to Texas. I miss New England a lot and hope to move back there someday.
Along with reading, my interests include: genealogy, writing stories, watching period films and old movies, watching football and the Boston Red Sox. I love collecting old photos and looking at art.I have blogs just for those two things: Bygone Years and Edwardian Era.
As for reading, I love historical fiction, of course, but I also love reading about history in general. American history is my prime favorite, along with the history of the women's rights movement and anything concerning gender issues. My other favorite parts of history are the last decade of the Victorian era and the Edwardian era. I also love the classics, like Austen, Wilde, Gaskell, etc.
Like most people, I love music. Queen is my favorite band in the whole world. Freddie Mercury is king, and I won't hear otherwise. I also love to listen to film scores and some obscure artists that you've probably not heard of. The link to my last.fm profile you can find on the left column.
I said earlier that I love genealogy. I am obsessed with tracing my family's roots. According to what I've found, I am half Italian and a fourth Polish. The other fourth contains miscellaneous things like Irish and Canadian. I found my earliest ancestor in America was from Ireland and came in the early 1800s. I've found interesting things so far: like my great-great grandfather, who was an immigrant from Italy and a railway worker, was hit by a train and killed on the day of his retirement. Or that my great grandfather was an orchestra conductor. Exciting stuff. I'm always looking to find out more. If you have any tips, I'd welcome anything.
I'm sure I've forgotten things that I meant to add, so I'm sure I'll come back to edit this.