My writerly friend Allison recently got tagged for the Blue Sky challenge, and I’ve taken it up next in line!
The rules are pretty simple:
- Thank the person who tagged you
- Answer their 11 questions
- Tag 11 people
- Give them 11 questions to answer
Allison’s questions are:
If you could live inside the world of a book, which would it be and why?
Ooh, tough one. Somewhere I could fly, or breathe underwater. Maybe the world of the Ven Polypheme books.
What’s your favorite cookie?
Whichever one I have in hand at the moment? I love the sugar cookies you buy at the store, the thick sandy ones with colored frosting, but the lemon/lime tea cookies are awesome, too. . . Then there are Oreos. . . Maybe #1? Why do I have to choose?
What’s your opinion on reading / keeping books in the bathroom?
Err, can I pass on this question? 🙂
What’s the oldest song you’ve ever listened to?
The first ever documented music, found on an old Sumerian tablet and played on a lyre. 😉 http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/the-oldest-song-in-the-world.html
Have you ever met a famous person?
Nope! I’m sure one of my writer friends will be famous one day, though.
What’s your favorite movie or movie series?
The Captain America movies!! He’s my favorite superhero, and Anthony and Joe Russo are marvels (har-har) at the art of story-writing!! Geniuses.
Do you play any musical instruments?
I do actually. The piano is my instrument. I’m also tentatively dabbling with the recorder.
Do you prefer standalone novels or book series?
A series, of course! Who doesn’t prefer to have multiple books with the same awesome characters? But usually I prefer the shorter series. After 4 or 5, it just seems kind of stretched. Like butter over too much bread. . . .
If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Ow-w, that’s not a nice question, my precious, no!! Chicken-fried steak? Watermelon?
Can you balance Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on your head?
Don’t own a copy, but I’m gonna go with yes. Book balancing (for about 30 seconds, anyway) is one of my better skills.
Is there life on Mars?
Hmm, I’m going to go with probably. Even if it’s only extremophiles. I don’t believe there’s intelligent life out there, but as the Mariana Trench proves, life is pretty persistent and widespread. 🙂
So there it is. Now, on to my variations on the questions (I’m gonna cheat here and pass on some of Allison’s as well):
- If you could live inside the world of a book, which would it be and why?
- What’s your favorite movie or movie series?
- Do you prefer standalone novels or book series?
- What’s the oldest song you’ve ever listened to?
- Country quiet or city scene?
- Who’s your favorite comic strip character?
- Can the movie ever be better than the book?
- Fairy tales or superheroes?
- Is there life on Mars?
- What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
- Cold or warm weather fiend?
This is open to anyone who wants to take a stab at it, but I am going to pass it to two specific victims:
Claire Banschbach of the Overactive Imagination