I'm a Dutch-born Australian and have been living in WA for 26 years now. When young I wanted to learn English so I could read more books. The first book I read in English was The Hobbit by Tolkien. It belonged to my now husband, an Englishmen I met in my home town of The Hague. That was 31 years ago! I have never stopped reading books, and ended up doing a degree in English and comparative literature at Murdoch University in Perth. I still love books and reading, and also watching movies and TV drama, cooking and eating.