Sunday, February 24, 2013

Know Me Better: where I'd like to live, what makes me happy, favorite sayings and characters

Know me Better is a meme hosted by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Every week she posts 5 questions from her author interview list that the participating bloggers then answer and link to.

This week's questions:
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Favorite Literary Characters?
In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Things that bring a smile to your face?
Do you have a favorite saying?



If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
This is a hard one. I love Zurich, but for what I want to do with my life, Switzerland just isn't the best country for me (even though I really appreciate our health and general insurance and education system). I'll probably have to move to the US or UK sometime within the next 5 or so years. I've been to London several times and really love the vibe of that city and how many different faces it has! But I'd also really like to go to California one day, especially San Francisco. And I've wanted to see Japan for a long time, though I can't imagine settling there permanently. Basically I just love to travel :)

Favorite Literary Characters?
Ugh are you trying to kill me by making me pick? >.<
Alright, some favorites from Classics: Jane & Rochester, Dorian Gray, Marianne in Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, Hermia in Midsummer Night's Dream, Septimus and Thomasina from Tom Stoppard's Arcadia...
From more modern books: Cassel Sharpe from Holly Back's Curseworkers Trilogy, Nick & Mae from Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon, Mackie from Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement, Varen Nethers from Kelly Creagh's Nevermore, Adrian from Vampire Academy/Bloodlines, Death from the Sandman graphic novels, Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices, Steve & Ghost from Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls, Rachel from Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Tris from Divergent... I could go on forever.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
This is total wishful thinking and there are tons of authors I admire, and I don't even know if I *could* co-write with anybody, but I think my top pick would be Holly Black. Her writing is just amazing and very courageous. Sharp as needles. I've loved her books for almost 10 years now.

Things that bring a smile to your face?
Lots of little things mostly, many of them silly. Seeing people do every-day, kind things for each other. Watching teens be silly. Seeing someone read a book I love. Watching goofy interviews with bands I love. Being with my sister or a good friend. Seeing the sun glint off of the lake or the snow. Anything I find beautiful :)

Do you have a favorite saying?
Many, but of course they slip my mind right now. Also, some of them are Swiss German and don't have a good translation...
'Karma is a bitch' tends to be true.
I also like these quotes by Oscar Wilde: "A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." and "Be yourself - everyone else is already taken."
I don't know where this one is from but I think it's accurate: "When the soul can't find words, it sends tears."

Your thoughts / reactions? I'm also curious about everyone else's answers, so leave a link to your post or tell me in in the comments if you didn't make a post :)
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5 comments:

  1. I couldn't remember many sayings either but "Karma is a bitch" is defitnitely one of them.

    My KMB

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  2. Would love to visit London and many other places in the world but I think I'd like to live here in the US.

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  3. Very in-depth answers :D

    Here's my Know Me Better post.

    Have a great week!

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  4. If they had asked me the question where I'd want to live before December I would have said San Diego or Connecticut lol, I'd be following someone but now that I know that's out of the question I choose Ireland

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  5. Ahhhh London, I would *love* to live there one day!! I pretty much obsess over British things exclusively so I think I'd fit right in :D I don't know if it's the french girl in me but my dream place to live would have to be southern France ♥ Zurich sounds really awesome too I hope I can see them all someday! Your favorite characters had a lot of my 'to-reads' in there so you gave me something extra to look forward to haha. Great answers, loved reading them all - thanks for sharing :)

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