Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blogger Interview: Cannwin

The Great and Random Ramblings of CannwinI have to tell you that I've had this idea in my head for awhile but this week seemed like a good time to post it since I'm up to my ears in responsibilities. So I'm going to interview myself!

Has reading a book ever changed your life?

I have had several books that have had an affect on the course of my life, but I can't say that I've ever had one that actually changed my life. Well, I could list a few life changing religious books.

Do you prefer to read fiction or nonfiction? Explain your choice.

I used to be solely devoted to fiction, but in recent years I have come to really discover and love the memoir. Life stories definitely have an emotional tug for me. I am moved by the trials and struggles that actual people have to deal with and I love knowing that despite the odds actual people can overcome anything.

Some of my favorites are A Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, West With the Night by Beryl Markham, Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes.

Has reading a book ever made you cry? Which one and why?

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)Yes... I'm wondering who hasn't. There was this one book called Petersburg by Emily Hanlon. I read it when I was 19 and first out on my own. I was absolutely riveted by the plot line and could barely put the book down. Then one night at work the most unbelievable thing happened in the plot and I threw the book down in shock. It took me a good month or two before I picked it up and finished it.

Another, more recent book is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, the end of that book made me sob.

How many books do you read each year?

Depends on the year. When my husband was in Iraq I read the entire Wheel of Time series in one year, that's 12 books. Plus the Harry Potter series. He actually wrote me a letter that said, "I see we're becoming the major financiers of Waldenbook."

Books kept me sane that year.

Have you ever written (or started to write) a book?

::blush:: Yes. Two. One on my own and the other for NaNoWriMo, they are the first two in a series I intend to finish sometime in my life. The series is called 'The GodWrought.'

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would they title it?

The Great and Random Ramblings of Cannwin. Hahaha.

If you could pick a book you’ve read to make into a movie, which one would you choose?

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, but it would have to be on the caliber of Lord of the Rings or I would never go see it.

What was your favorite book as a child and why?

The Case of the Vanishing Boy by Alexander Key. I literally read that book until it fell apart.

Which character in a book best describes who you are?

I like to fancy myself as an Eowyn type.

What’s your favorite kind of music?

I don't think I have a favorite, I listen to whatever catches my fancy.

Who’s your favorite singer or band?

I have always adored Jewel. (Does that date me?)

What’s your favorite album?

The Hope Floats soundtrack. It's the best album EVER.

What’s your favorite song?

If You're Not the One by Daniel Bedingfield.

Do you like to sing karaoke?

Not on my life.

Are you a good dancer?

Probably not, but I'd like to think I am.

Do you like musicals? (movies or theater)

Yes. I adore Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof and Phantom of the Opera and My Fair Lady and...

Has a song ever made you cry?

I can't listen to the We Were Soldiers soundtrack, it makes me physically ill. I love the music, but it has a practical PTSD affect on my system. It dates back to my husband being in Iraq.

Do you have any questions for us, the bloggers?

Books: A Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
           West With the Night by Beryl Markham
           Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks
           Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
           Petersburg by Emily Hanlon
           City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
           The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan
           Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
           Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
           Case of the Vanishing Boy by Alexander Key
           The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

Music: Hope Floats Soundtrack
           If You're Not the One by Daniel Bedingfield
           We Were Soldiers Soundtrack
           Les Miserables Soundtrack
           Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack
           Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack
           My Fair Lady Soundtrack

1 comment:

Terésa said...

Awww. I'm going to have to look some of those books up. I have always admired how 'well read' you are. It is definitely something I need to make more of a priority. Especially now that my little girl is at the 'Tell me a story' age. :)

And I like the 'interview yourself' idea. I might just try that. ;)


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