To start off, let me thank Tracey at Adventure Awaits for this lovely award. I was tagged back in August, so it’s high time for me to post this.
- I used to work at my local museum.
- Since 2014, I have found 111 four leaf clovers.
- And since 2015, I have found 17 five leaf clovers.
- I once tried learning Gaelic, the language of my ancestors. (It was great, until the program I was using shut down).
- When I was (much) younger I made a Star Wars graphic novel…featuring the characters as hamsters.
- I once walked a baby goat on a leash through the park.
- I’m fascinated by James Gurney’s Dinotopia paintings.
- One of my favourite poems is ‘Clancy of the Overflow’, by Banjo Paterson.
- I can use a drop spindle, but not a spinning wheel.
- I’m a bit of a theatre nerd.
- And very much a history nerd!
11 questions answered:
- What’s your current favorite song? -Come Back Soon by Andrew Peterson, or Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.
- In the context of either reading or writing (or both): do you prefer standalones or series?- Both have their perks. Of course -if the story is good- I will want more of the characters and story world. But there is a certain refreshing finality to a standalone. I’m not sure if I have a preference.
- Have you ever met a book or movie character who was a lot like you? If so, who?- I don’t think I’ve ever met my exact fictional doppelganger, but I have met many characters with whom I share some similarities. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Niggle, from Leaf by Niggle, is basically my masculine counterpart. I’ve seen pieces of myself in both Lady Leta and the Chronicler/Florien in Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Dragonwitch.
- What’s your biggest pet peeve as a reader?- Oy vey, where do I start? Where do I end? Spelling mistakes, unconvincing romance, inaccurate portrayals, the list goes on!
- Favorite meal: breakfast, lunch, or supper?- Depends what I’m having, but usually I look forward to all three. It’s hard to pick a favourite. But right now, I’m very much in love with thick Greek yogurt, mixed with raspberries and cornflakes, for breakfast.
- What’s been inspiring you this week?- At the time of writing this, my week only just started. But already I’ve been inspired by music, pictures, roaming thoughts and little walks!
- What does a perfect day look like for you? – It would be peaceful day of books, tea, music without lyrics, and walks outside. I’d get a lot of art and/or writing done. Perhaps it may even end with having friends over for dinner, and we’d talk about the deep and the random long into the night.
- If the world was flat, and you came to the edge of it, what would you like to find there?- A wall with many gates. Each gate would act like the pools of the Wood between the Worlds in The Magician’s Nephew. I’d open them, and find whole new universes.
- If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be? – Just one thing? I suppose I’d stress the importance of seeking God, and warn against the deadly trap of procrastination. That’s two things, I couldn’t help it.
- With what word would you like others to describe you?- Faithful.
- What’s one book that changed your life?- Would it be cheating to answer: the Bible? I’ve been impacted in so many ways by so many books, so I can’t give this question a simple answer.
11 new questions:
- What disgusts you?
- What inspires you?
- What’s the last thing that brought tears of joy to your eyes?
- Ideal mode of transportation? And when I ask this, I ask this without limits- Model T ford? Horse? Airship? Dragon? Flying carpet?
- You somehow gain possession of a time machine (was your answer to #4 the deLorean from Back to the Future, or the TARDIS?) Which time period do you go to first?
- Which one fictional character would you like to see in your government?
- Which one fictional character would you like to take for coffee?
- Which one fictional character would you like to kick in the pants? (or at least just glare at?)
- Which three historical people do you admire most?
- Would you rather have the ability to fly or breathe underwater?
- Which animal (real or fictional) reminds you most of yourself?
Thanks again, Tracey!
Now, I’d like to tag Lucy Agnes at Tangle Webs and Fairy Rings and Treskie at Occasional Randomness. Although anyone else is quite welcome to take this tag, providing they give me the links to their replies (I especially want to see the answer for my last question).