I recently received some questions in my inbox; it’s high time I answer them.
Do you have a question you’d like me to answer? Let me know in the comments!
Inquiring minds want to know:
1. If you could invite one author and one their fictional characters to tea, who would you invite and what would you serve them?
Note: I started this post before said author’s death; I hope the following joke isn’t in bad taste. Personally, I think he’d find it amusing.
I would ask Sir Terry Pratchett to tea, although now I’d guess I’d need the Necrotelecomnicon to do so.
Now, you want me to pick just one of his fictional characters?
OK, then, I would invite the Librarian, because he understands both the value and true nature of the written word.
As for what I would serve, you said I was asking them to tea, so I’d serve tea and bread and cheese and some type of meat. And bananas, if the Librarian wanted them.
2. What book do you wish the author would write the prequel for?
I don’t know; I generally dislike sequels written after the fact.
If forced to choose right now, I would go back in time and convince F. Scott Fitzgerald to write a sequel to Gatsby.
3. Which two characters (not from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?
The Narrator from Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian
V from V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
4. If you ran into your favourite author on the subway and could only say one sentence to them, who is it and what would it be?
Dante Alighieri, to whom I would say “You gave me hope when there was none.”
5. What book made you a reader and why?
I honestly do not know.
I’ve always enjoyed reading and cannot remember a time when I could not read.
6. Your bookshelf just caught fire! What is the one book you would save?
I would probably die trying to make up my mind.
7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in and why?
Who wants to live in a dystopia? Are they masochists?
Oh, you’re forcing me to choose, like we’re in Orwell’s 1984 or something.
In that case, The Community of Lois Lowry’s The Giver seems the most bearable.
8. What is your most epic read and why?
Dante’s Divine Comedy or Beowulf, because honestly, how much more epic can you get?!
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