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Map of the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

Map of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hello, my name is Emily Karn. I’m a bookworm, cat person, writer, cook, crafter, and lover of movies, music, and tv shows.

I love books. Im a speed reader, averaging 500 words per minute depending on the density of the material and distractions. I can read a medium-sized book in 3 to 4 hours. I like a variety of genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Thriller, Western, and Historical. I have a large personal library. I only keep books that I decide are worth rereading again and again.

  • Favorite book: “The Lord Of The Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien. I read it at least once a year.

Cat Person

My cat Selleck.

My cat Selleck.

I belong to a blue-eyed, grey and white, part Siamese cat named Selleck.

I write poetry , short stories, and fiction. I will be sharing them on my blog along with events in my daily life and my cat Selleck’s.

Movies, Music, and TV Shows
I love DVDs and CDs. My favorite genres include: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Western, Romance, Drama, Comedy, Historical, Animated, Paranormal, Horror, Biographic, Classical, Country Western, Soft Rock, Classic Rock, Easy Listening, and World Music.

  • Favorite movie: “Jaws”.
  • Favorite piece of music: “Carmina Burana” by Orff.
  • Favorite tv show: “Highlander”.

I prepare most of my meals from scratch and create my own recipes. I’m currently learning to prepare Asian and Indian cusine.


Turtle Tissue Box Side

Turtle Tissue Box Side

I do embroidery, cross stitching, quilting, beadwork, crocheting, and knitting.

I live in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State in the United States of America. We have many scenic wonders: lakes, rivers, gorges, and waterfalls. There are a variety of native plants and animals. There are also local wine and cheese trails.

I grew up on a dairy farm not far from where I currently live. We had lots of different livestock over the years. Cows of course, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, cats, dogs, rabbits, goats, sheep, and a horse. It was hard work, but it could be fun. I have three younger siblings, two sisters and a brother. My father passed away in 1981. My mother is still alive.

You can find my favorite posts at: The Best Of


  1. Hi Emily- great blog!

    Very happy to have found it, and very happy to be a new follower! Love the scary movie post!


    • emilykarn permalink

      Thank you, I write a little about everything. If I had listed all of the scary movies I’ve watched so far it would fill several pages. I enjoyed the Challenges they make you consider lots of different subjects.

  2. Hi! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please get the badge at and get more info. Have a wonderful day.

    • Thank you for your nomination. Can you tell me how to post the award? I couldn’t figure it out. I’m fairly new to blogging and can only do the basics, but I keep learning new things. Yesterday I created my first poll and embeded it in the post. Thanks. Emily

  3. The Finger Lakes Region is gorgeous. A few years ago we took the kids on the hike to Watkins Glen.

  4. Emily,
    Thanks for visiting I have alwaysss heard that the Finger Lakes are so beautiful (growing up in Brooklyn, NY). How beautiful is this region?
    Jeff Zablow

    • We have many scenic wonders: the lakes of course, rivers, gorges, and waterfalls. We also have a variety of native plants and animals. There are local cheese and wine trails. It is worth visiting.

  5. I nominated you for the Sunshine Award!

    If you choose to accept, go to my awards page and find out the details:

    I really enjoy your blog!!! 🙂

  6. Hi emilykarn! Your blog is really cool. Thanks for going to my blog 🙂

  7. Now following! Be sure to check for updates 🙂 I love your blog, by the way.

  8. Hi, I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Thanks for your contributions to the community. I really enjoy your blog. Mel

  9. I’ve put your blog up for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. There’s no obligation to take part if you don’t want to. I just wanted to let you know I enjoy your posts 🙂

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