Five Questions Meme

The lovely Claire of kiss a cloud sent me five interview questions. This is a meme that's been traveling around the book blogs for a little while. If you'd like to be interviewed, leave me a comment and your email address and I'll come up with five for you.

I'll just jump right in.

1. If you were to choose any fictitious world in any piece of literature, which place or book would you live in and why?

This is more difficult than I imagined. I considered some of the time periods that fascinate me, such as Europe during the Renaissance or the turn of the 20th century in America. But life was so difficult, especially for women, back in those times. Plus, not very clean! So I think I'd have to pick something in the future. I don't read much futuristic lit; but I can see me in Starhawk's The Fifth Sacred Thing or Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time. Both of these books involve some dystopia in alternate worlds, but in the primary stories, women are respected, strong and equal to men in decision making. People have achieved sane and sustainable ways of using resources, and they respect the Earth and Her other inhabitants. Mostly, it's how I'd like our planet to be in 100 years. Really, it's how I'd like it to be today, but I'm trying to be realistic.

2. What was your favourite 2008 moment?

Well, it's between the election of President Barack Obama and my retirement, both of which happened in the same week. (What a week!!!) In the larger picture, I would have to give that one to Obama! It will be one of the most unforgettable and exciting moments of my life.

3. If you were fluent in any other language, what would it be and why?

Spanish. I love the sound of the language, and it makes sense! No unnecessary vowels or consonants thrown in. The vowels always have the same pronunciation in every word. Plus, I'd be able to communicate with so many more people. The male/female nouns are a bit weird though.

4. In a fantasy world, what would your library be like?

I actually think I have my fantasy library! I have a wall of books in my cottage/studio - mostly books I haven't read yet. Rather than feeling stressed about a big TBR stack, I feel so fortunate to have 200+ books at my fingertips at any given moment. I'm not big into first editions or even hard copies (I find trade paperbacks so much easier to manage!) - nothing showy. I'm all about the contents.

This is the main branch Terri Library. We have many areas in our home where we have books.

5. Name five things that make your world go round.

  • My wonderful partner Laurie. That's us in the photo, getting committed.
  • My family and friends (friends count as chosen family)
  • Photography - my newest passion
  • Music. I've met such wonderful people through music. My buddy Gwenlyn and I have been singing together for 14 years and it's just the best! I've very recently joined Aurora Chorus, an amazing choir of women, so I get to sing a lot now.
  • Books. Reading them, talking about them, blogging about them, acquiring them.

So now you know much more about me! Leave a comment and your email addy if you'd like five interview questions. I'll grill ya.



Diane said...

Oooh oooh, do me! Do me! Well, not in the dirty way... you know what I mean ;).

Irish said...

this was a great meme that you posted. thanks for sharing!

Serena said...

great questions and answers. Congrats on being committed to your partner....and I just love listening to Obama speak...he's on tv now.

I wold also like to be fluent in Spanish, though I love Italian as well.

beastmomma said...

I love the pictures and I would love to be interviewed by you.

Anonymous said...

I would love to be interviewed by you too. I read every post of yours through google reader but I don't remember commenting ever.

and I don't think you know me much as well :)

So this would be fun.

My email-id:

Caspette said...

This was great. What a toss up retirement or Obama being elected, how many people can say that?

I love the picture of you and your partner its so sweet and you guys look so happy.

Thanks for sharing!

claire said...

Hi Terri.. thanks for doing this. This was such a lovely post.. I loved all your answers. And loved the pictures that went with them. :)

Your library is great.. mine looks a bit like that, too, only with less books. I have books in all sizes and all different covers, too (hardcovers, with and without dust jackets, and paperbacks both). I have really old ones (library discards) with marks and all.

Cheers on your newfound love for photography.. as you've noticed I'm really loving your photos on Wordless Wednesdays. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Terri, mine is up too :)

beastmomma said...

My responses are finally posted: