1. What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
I read a lot. I have a problem with reading one book at a time. I find I can’t keep one book close enough to my person to not have to go searching when I have 5 minutes to read a few pages. So I scatter books throughout the house and cars and always have something in arms reach.
I am currently reading: Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book Three by Kevin Hearne, Pandemonium (Delirium) by Lauren Oliver, The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories by Angela Carter and finally for non-fiction I am currently reading St. Brigid: Patroness of Ireland by Joseph A. Knowles and an article titled “Rainbow for a Reign: the Colours of a Queen’s Wardrobe” by Jane A. Lawson.
2. Tell us one non-book-related thing that everyone reading your blog may not know about you.
The reason I chose a medieval motif for my blog redesign was that I have for the past 3 years been involved in The Society for Creative Anachronism. My daughter wanted to join and I joined with her. I am having so much fun and I have met some wonderful people, some of whom have become good friends. I am learning about Tudor and Elizabethan garb making, archery and arrow-making as well as other other Arts and Sciences.
3. If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
A good friend of mine and I play the Dinner Party Game. Who would you invited to your dinner party. You have room for 5 people. I recently, after reading Lev Grossman’s AMA on Reddit, decided I needed an authors’ only dinner. Included at this dinner would be:
4. What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
OK, I admit it. I am a fantasy whore. I would go just about anyplace, any setting with magic and wonder. But I also have a very soft spot for learning if I had to pick one place it would be a toss up between Hogwarts and Brakebills.
5. Have your reading tastes changed since you started blogging? How?
I have since I started making lists and blogging moved more and more into Young Adult paranormal books. Part of the reason for this is because it is a genre I can share with my 12 year old. There will be plenty of time for us to not share hobbies and interests but as long as she wants to recommend books to me I will read them.