Ravena Guron tagged me! She has given me 11 very stimulating questions to answer.
1. What did you want to be
when you grew up? (If you ever grew up.) I have pretty much always wanted
to be a writer, from the day I learned how. I did go through phases, of course.
For a while I wanted to be a teacher, then a psychologist, then a pharmacist. I’ve
always been really into science, but more speculative and theoretical stuff,
not things I’d be able to make a career of without about 12 more years of
2. If you could marry any
celebrity, who would it be? There are way too many. Martin Freeman? Benedict Cumberbatch?
David Tennant? John Barrowman (if he weren’t gay)? Noel Fielding? Why, oh, why
would you dare ask me a question like this? Now you’ll never get me back on
3. Do you think aliens are
a matter of fact, I rather do. Obviously there is no scientific proof whether
they exist or not, though there is evidence of bacterial life on other planets,
which has increased the chances of us finding intelligent life someday. I like
the idea of aliens, and I think they are probably out there, but without
concrete evidence I can’t say with conviction that “I believe aliens are real.”
…Same thing with God really. …I have a firm idea of what I believe aliens would
be like if they were real. If they were intelligent and had technology like
space crafts to use to come visit us, I think the threat of them coming to
destroy our planet is quite low. If they were really so much more highly
developed than us technology-wise, then surely they would be more developed socially
and culturally. Some theorists contemplate the idea of evolved aliens that use telekinesis
and the like. Plus, if we exist, and we find some other alien form, perhaps
there are thousands of species from different planets who are all in different
places in the evolution spectrum. Perhaps one species is still in the Bronze
Age while another on the other side of the universe has created a utopia on
their planet. …I could go on and on. I’ve spent a lot more time than perhaps
healthy thinking about extra-terrestrial life…
4. What season (Summer,
Winter, Autumn or Spring) do you like the best? Why? Spring. First time seeing the sun
in a long time is a beautiful thing.
5. What sort of books do you
literary fiction. But I like a little crime and sci-fi and paranormal every so
often. Not a fan of fantasy or romance much though.
6. What is your favourite
book? Why? It’s
a tie between Life of Pi by Yann
Martel and Heart of Darkness by
Joseph Conrad because they are both so honest about the answers to deep
questions in life.
7. Why did you start
so much to have my voice heard but simply to express my opinions, whether they
reach ears (or eyes) or not. To create is to live. That’s why I started, but my
purpose has shifted over the course of my blogging career. Now I blog to
connect readers to good books so they can learn more about the world and about
other people. Books have a great knack of creating a stronger sense of empathy
8. If I gave you a million
pounds right now, what would you spend it on? (Assuming I'd already given two
million pounds to charity.) Maybe it’s cliché, but I would love to travel the world. I am only
going to be on this planet for a few decades, so I may as well see as much of
it as I can. So far I’ve been absolutely nowhere. The farthest I’ve been from
my hometown in Michigan is Tennessee where I visited family, and Quebec, where,
once again, I visited family, so there wasn’t much sightseeing going on. I
really want to tour the UK and Europe and South America, to see historical
sights and become more cultured and wise. …Also charity.
9. What is your favourite TV
programme? Why? Doctor Who! Can’t get enough. I LOVE time travel. Also, LOST is
still my favourite television series of all time. I’m still obsessed with it
even though it’s been off the air for over four years. Seriously, that show
changed my life.
you gave birth to twins, would you give them rhyming names? Why? No. Twins are two individuals, not
some opportunity for parents to get all silly and creepy.
you could, would you go back in time and be seventeen again? No way in hell.