I asked Sharonanne to send me some questions because I thought it would make a nice companion to the last meme I did a couple hours ago.
1. If you could travel in time to the future or the past where would you go and why?
I would go back to my high school years, when my mother was still alive and my grandmother still had her mind and I would just ask them tons of questions and really, really listen. I would let them teach me how to crochet and cook and garden.
2. What do you like the most and least about living in Germany?
I like being able to walk or take public transport to most places I go. I like being in central Europe where I can just get on a plane or train and arrive somewhere exotic in just a few hours time. I like seeing how the ancient and the modern juxtapose. I enjoy being able to partake of all the different kinds of fresh bread and cheese.
I do not like the poor customer service. Yesterday we went to a lamp store to get a lamp fixed that we bought in November. I mentioned that of the two light bulbs we bought, one did not work. Instead of apologizing that his store sold me faulty merchandise, the employee implied that I was lying and stated that I couldn’t prove it. He’s lost my business forever – and all for a light bulb that sells for 1 Euro retail. And sadly, incidents such as this are all too common.
3. How did you get involved in doing a podcast segment?
I left a comment on Adele’s blog about the time she was organizing The Read Carpet and she e-mailed and asked if I wanted to get involved. I told her I would love to as long as she didn’t mind that my voice is somewhat nasally!
4. If you could clone any author after they die who would you clone and why?
You mean so he or she could keep on writing? My first instinct is to say Lemony Snicket because maybe he would hang out with me out of gratefulness. That would be entertaining.
5. How do you choose the next book that you'll read?
I keep a review calendar which lists the books that must be read/reviewed in a given month. If I happen to have more time to read, then I can choose one from my less urgent pile. These will usually be books that have been released months ago and that I’ve seen great reviews for and think “I have to read that!”. There are several late spring/summer ARCs that I really, really want to read, but I’m waiting until closer to their release date. I am surprised I have so much willpower!
Anything else anyone wants to know? Ask in the comments or send me an e-mail. I'll compile any questions and answer them sometime (soon). Also let me know if you want me to ask you 5 questions, because I guess this is how it works!