I like to participate in Literary Junkies, a monthly literary themed questionaire. I'm also linking this post up at Lit Lovers. Below are this month's questions, and my answers.
1. What are you reading right now?
The extended instructions and warnings on my meds for pneumonia...cause honestly I don't have the presence of mind for reading much else. And facebook.
2. If you could visit any book setting, which would you choose and why?
It's a toss up between....
Rivendell, one of the settings in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy by C.S. Lewis, just sounds amazingly beautiful, and no fighting actually happens there during the books, so safe. Plus, who doesn't want to meet an elf?
I'd also love to visit Phantasmorania, the setting of The Ordinary Princess, one of my favorite stories, probably one of the earliest semi-feminist fairy tales (though I don't know that for sure), and a book with most absolutely gorgeous illustrations I've ever seen...which is why I want to go there.
3. If you could sit down with any book character, who would it be and what would you ask them?
That's a toughie and I'm not sure. I'd like to shake the mom from In This Sign by the shoulders and tell her a few things (or sign her a few things), but I don't think I'd want to ask her much. If it's about asking I'd like to sit down with Katniss...the older Katniss with two kids, and ask about what happened AFTER the revolution, and what she hoped for her children now. (Katniss is from the Hunger Games Trilogy, for those not familiar).
4. If you wrote a memoir and it was turned into a movie, what actor or actress would play you?
A lot of people say I look like Marlie Matlin, but she's deaf, so that might be a little tricky. Well, lets see. My memoir, as I've said before, would either be about growing about growing up on a boat or growing up with a mom with Manic Depresssion (Bipolar Disorder)...or probably both. (My mom has passed, so I can talk about this now). I can't think of who would play me as a child, but I think Jennifer Lawrence would do a good job playing me as a teen (not that I look like her...but that wouldn't be important). She carries emotional weight well and portrays well what's going on inside...so she would be good for a story like that. To play my mom, maybe Allison Janney.
5. What have you recently added to your to-be-read list that you are completely excited to pick up next??
I don't know if "excited" is the word, but I'm looking forward to reading How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation. Hoping for some answers.