Special thanks to Bella Street for nominating me for the Liebster Blog award–which recognizes small blogs like mine!
11 Facts About Me
1. Is there a book at the moment that you’ve heard about but unsure if you want to try it?
I live so encapsulated in my own life that I don’t really listen when folks talk about books. I’ve heard about Shades of Grey. Not going to read it. The Hunger Games would just piss me off and might just push me from homicidal into genocidal. That would be worse for the planet than global warming. Hmm, no, in fact if everyone is talking about it my knee-jerk reaction would be to avoid it. I much prefer my blind man’s bluff approach, enter a section of the bookstore/library twirl about and grab the first book I touch.
2. If you could only ever recommend one book to someone, what would it be and why?
If it was a woman I’d recommend Hope’s Folly by Linnea Sinclair. God, that was brilliant and sexy as all get out! If it was a guy then I’d say pick up Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. Despite the reviewers (male) who say there’s sex in it, the reviewers are delusional but that doesn’t take away from the beautiful story.
3. Do you have any irrational fears?
I fear I’ll be electrocuted by the lie detector machine. It’s the claustrophobia speaking and I’ve been told it’s impossible but I can’t reason it away. It’s why I don’t breathe right.
4. What is the most times you have re-read a book?
20. I read Romancing the Stone until it literally fell apart.
5. Favourite book to movie adaptation?
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I love Nemo’s ruthlessness but there’s something about Ned.
6. What is a quote you find inspiring?
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.– Benjamin Franklin
7. Are there any fictional characters that you’ve fallen for?
John Cusack’s character Martin Q Blank in Grosse Point Blank. Actually pretty much anything John Cusack. I’d leave my husband from him. My hubby said he’d leave me for John too.:-)
8. When you’re browsing for books, what makes you pick one book over another?
Title. I love words.
9. Which genre would you like to live in: dystopian, paranormal, historical or just contemporary?
Futuristic. Imagine the possibilities and the things I could learn
10. If you could talk to ANY author, current or from history, who would it be?
Arthur Conan Doyle. What a fabulous story teller.
11. Favourite fairytale?
Beauty and the Beast