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.