I was nominated for a Liebster award from facetsofamuse. I don’t do awards, so that means I don’t have to obey the rules of acceptance! I’ll just answer Julie’s questions for kicks.
Do you have a pet? If so, what is it?
We have a Syrian long-haired hamster originally named Rapunzel, now called either Punzi or Punz, for short. She should’ve been named Houdini. She’s great at chewing her way out for night-time prison breaks which general scare the heck out of us when we hear her scratching at the door in the middle of the night. It’s a good thing she’s so cute.
Favorite TV show?
Psych–totally. If you haven’t seen it, you need to remedy that. Like right now. Okay, no wait. Finish reading, liking, and commenting on this post. Then go watch an episode of Psych. There’s a movie coming in December too!
What is one of your pet peeves?
Inconsiderateness. Care about others besides just yourself, people! (And get your shopping cart out of my way.)
Do you have a favorite author? Who and which of their books is your favorite?
David Eddings and his whole Belgariad and Mallorean serieses. Serieses? Is that a word?
Do you read books only once, or more than once?
Usually only once but those above I’ve read at least three times. They’re fabulous, even though I don’t normally read fantasy. My brother introduced them to me the summer before my freshman year of high school. I read all ten thick books. That was a good summer.
If you won the lottery, what is the very first thing you would spend money on?
We need a van desperately. That’s a given. I also wouldn’t mind owning my dream home one day, but if I could just get another bathroom added on to this place that would hold me over for a while.
What was the best advice a writing mentor or teacher ever gave you?
I hope none of my college writing professors see this because I can’t think of a thing. The story about Norman Vincent Peale throwing The Power of Positive Thinking in the trash after the 100th rejection (oh, the irony), but his wife pulling it back out and saying, “Just try it one more time,” then bingo, is a good motivation.
Did you play any sports in high school? If so, which ones?
Nope. I was an art freak, though a friend told me I could’ve been on the basketball team if I wanted to. I didn’t want to. I wonder where those b-ball skills came from. And where they went, for that matter.
You’re going to a deserted island for a month. What three things will you take?
Does my husband count? If so, him. Then some survival stuff. Probably a big sharp knife and some flint. That striking stones against one another thing looks too tedious. Will I have time to reread the first Hunger Games book beforehand for some quick training?
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Ooh, could I be that new blue color? I love blue. Maybe I should submit the name “Betsy” as one of the options for it. 😉
What is the most recent movie you’ve seen?
Temple Grandin. It was really interesting and well done. Claire Danes was magnificent. What phenomenal acting.
How about you? Do you agree or disagree with any of my choices? How would you answer some of these?