1) If you could be any animal, what would you choose?
Boy, start out with the hard one, why don't you. :) Umm, I think I would like to be a sea turtle. They live more than a century (on average), and I like the idea of being able to carry your home on your back. God only knows I cannot reduce my b
eloved possessions into one backpack for me to carry! Plus I read this awesome short story by Roald Dahl in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar about a girl who gets to ride on a sea turtle's shell. Whoa. Wish I could do that.
2) If you had to eat one food for the rest of the year, what would you eat?
*sigh* I'm a food-aholic, how can you deprive me like so??! Well, we students at Swarthmore have been known to survive for weeks at a time on pasta bar alone, but I'd choose my mom's Asian curry chicken over rice. It's a dish with chicken, potatoes, carrots, yams, smothered in
curry sauce with a dash of melted chocolate to give it a bit of sweetness. My favorite meal ever
3) Where is your ideal place to visit?
I've always been partial to Australia. I'm not that great with languages, so it'd be easy for me to communicate and yet be able to experience a different world. Plus, there are lots of wonderful Australian authors whom I would love to meet: Scott Westerfeld (partial--sometimes he lives in New York), Jaclyn Moriarty, Melina Marchetta. YA book lover heaven.
4) What is your dream job?
My dream job is to be *gulp* a writer. There. I said it. Buuut I try not to dwell too much on things like that because I know it's a competitive world. I guess that my other dream job is to be the president/top honcho at a university or school system, where I can use my knowledge and experience to transform the failing American educational system.
5) If you could meet any author, who would you pick and why?
Um. John Green, author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. If you don't love him automatically from reading his books, then his blog at his site will win you over. The only problem is I get INCREDIBLY shy around guys I like and want to befriend, so I'd probably act like a giant idiot around him.
1. Why did you start your blog and how long did you have it?
I'm a noob. Started my blog in mid-January mostly as a place to collect all the hundreds of reviews I've written over the past two years (and have posted in places such as YA Books Central, LibraryThing, and PaperbackSwap). It didn't take me long to fall in love with all of the wonderful and talented people I'm meeting. Now I do it to connect with people with interests similar to mine. :)
2. Favorite book? Favorite author? Why?
My favorite books are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. In P&P, Jane Austen has literally crafted the perfect man, and I strive to have Anne's positive and hopeful outlook on life. Favorite author is hands-down Megan McCafferty, of the Jessica Darling books fame (Sloppy Firsts, etc.). She effortlessly weaves Jessica into a flawed but appealing girl whom I can really connect with.
3. What's the book you're reading next and how did you choose it?
Hmm... I think I might read Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins next. After reading and LOVING The Hunger Games I really wanted to see what else she's written, to see if they're just as good.
4. Who's your favorite fictional couple and why?
Gahhh oh dear. Decisions, decisions. Okay, I really like Anne and Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series. Mostly because, in the words of my hilarious friend, I "love how she's such a b***h to him" and yet he's persistent, consistent, and chivalrous. Oh, and plus extremely extremely cute/handsome/gorgeous/insert-appearance-adjective-here.
5. What are some random facts about you that no one knows?
I really miss playing the piano. Back at home I'm always on the piano playing Broadway tunes. They're my fave to play, because I can get other people to sing along.
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