Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sunflower Blogger Award - New Round of Questions
So, I've been nominated yet again for this award, which is so sweet of Hamlette! I think this makes the third, or possibly the fourth time. I love how everyone comes up with new questions that are totally unique from one another. On to the questions!
1. What is the next book you plan to read?
I just started Deeanne Gists's latest book tonight, Fair Play. She returns to one of my favorite settings, the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, and I'm already sucking it down. I love this author, love this setting, and love the characters she creates. Now I just wish I could actually visit that fair!!
2. Have you ever seen the same movie in the theater more than once?
Yes, often and frequently. Captain America: Winter Soldier was 4 times, I think, and I wish I could have seen it just once more! The Two Towers takes the gold prize, though, since my final count was 9. Yes, I was obsessed and stand proud.
3. Do you prefer pirates or cowboys?
It was totally pirates in my teen years, more like privateers. Linda Chaikin's Trade Winds series literally changed my life, as did the numerous pirate movies with Errol Flynn. Now, I'm more of a cowboy girl, although I still love Jack Sparrow. It's just that I've read so may Stephen Bly books that I think cowboys are awesome.
4. Have you ever been to an ocean?
Yes, I lived by the ocean in Oregon for 6 years and loved it. I would actually go back in a heartbeat. I love the mountains where I live now, but there is nothing like the power of the ocean. It's exhilarating. We literally crossed the street, walked down a sandy path, and spilled right out onto the beach..
5. You're casting a new movie version of your favorite book. Who are your top choices for the leads?
First of all, what is my favorite book? It changes so regularly! One of my favorite books is The Hobbit, and, well, I don't think I would do any re-casting. Martin is a brilliant Bilbo and you can't go wrong with Ian as Gandalf. Kili would be toast though, but I consider my dislike of him more a flaw in the screenplay than the actor. Everyone else is pretty fantastic, with Lee Pace totally being one of the best things in that 2nd film.