1. What is your favourite book?
My favourite book to date is Foundation by Isaac Asimov. I’m not sure why. I just love everything about it.
2. What are your goals? For the year? For your life?
My goals for the year is to get a job I can enjoy. The enjoying part is really important, because I doubt I will otherwise be able to tell my anxiety to keep walking. Lifetime goals would be to travel the world and meet as many people as I can possibly manage.
3. Are you a writer? If so, tell me about your work.
I not a writer of book or proper stories, and I could definitely not do it for a living. However, I do enjoy writing poetry and I’m having fun with this blog as well.
4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I think I’d stay right here. I mean I love travel, but I love it so much in our little house so close to my friends.
5. What was the last movie you saw in the theatre and was it worthwhile?
I genuinely can’t remember. Is that bad or what?
6. I’m curious, are there any books that you’ve tried to read and simply couldn’t finish? This is a no judgement zone.
There are actually only one book I have no interest in finishing. The thing is that I can’t even remember the name. It’s the first book in what is at least a five part series. I bought the book over 10 years ago. It was fantasy, but the writing just didn’t gel with me. Books that I’ve had a lot of difficulty with, but sort of do want to finish because they’re classics are The Lord of the Rings and Catch 22. The last one to mention is (I think it’s called) The Winter King. The reason I couldn’t finish it is a bit silly. I started reading it and then I lost the book :p
7. Are you currently working on a new book/project right now? If it’s secret, you don’t have to tell me about it. If so, however, I hope it’s going well.
My current project (if you can call it that) is to stop doing so many things at once. I’m reading two books, I’m knitting an evening bag, I’m making a puzzle, I’m crafting cards, I’m doing a latch hooking rug, and to be quite honest, it’s a bit too much to feel like you’re doing these all at once.
8. If you could live in any of your favourite books, which one would you choose?
In the Harry Potter world with a wizard child so I can have the best of both worlds.
9. Are there any book-to-movie adaptations that you think are just incredible? That you absolutely hated?
Neither is the case for me to be honest. I can always find a few things I don’t like, but I could never say I hated an adaptation. One of my friends told me to read Northern Lights to change my mind (hating something that is). But I have yet to do that, so I withhold judgement.
10. What do you look for in a book that you want to read? What’s the first thing to capture your attention?
The title. I love words. Then the cover, then the description at the back. But yes, the title is the things that needs to make me go “hmm, I wonder what this one’s about”
11. If you’re an author, what do you do when you first get an idea for a book?
When I write poetry, it’s the emotion that comes first. That makes me want to sit down and write something about it.
12. How do you feel about different genres? Romance? YA? Sci-Fi? Poetry? Do you have any favourites? Any least-favourites?
For me my most loved, and read, genre I would generically term as fantasy, despite those potentially also being romance, young adult or adventure (but then this term is pretty broad as well). I’m not a fan of war-time novels.
13. If you could meet any writer in the world, dead or alive, who would it be?
I think Terry Pratchett, because aside from being a great author he just seemed like such a nice guy.
14. Do you prefer Fiction or Non-Fiction?
I can’t say I have a preference. I used to never read non-fiction, but that changed as I went to university. I still have read a lot more fiction, and there is a lot more fiction on my to read list than non-fiction though. I tend to read non-fiction on the fly, while I take a lot more time out for fiction.
15. Are there any characters that everyone loves that you can’t stand? Or vice versa?
I don’t know (I know that’s a really lame answer)
16. What do you like to do besides reading/writing?
I do paper crafting and knitting. I also love playing video games and role playing games, with the Pathfinder living campaigns being my new favourite thing (since the beginning of last year).
17. If you could be remembered for one thing, what would it be?
For being a really nice person, and that being nice really works.
18. What is your favourite guilty pleasure book?
I love all the books I remember reading. I don’t actually know whether there is anything in there that can be thought of as a guilty pleasure. Feel free to help me out with that: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/11612970-eva-wassenhove?shelf=read I’d say possibly the Norah McClintock books.
19. Do you have a reading goal set for this year?
I went from 6 books last year (which I did) to 12 books this year, and I’m already behind schedule :p
20. Tell me anything about yourself that I haven’t asked. Random fact. Weird human trick. Whatever.
I’m very keen to try out venison with red wine and chocolate sauce. We should be having it tonight if all goes well. I’ll report back on that in my Sunday blog.