Hi everyone and welcome to another year of Book Blog love! The amazing Alexa and Katelyn are hosting this fun-filled event again this year and I’m so happy to be participating. Especially since this year, I set aside my slacker ways and actually signed up early enough to get an interview parter. So give a warm welcome to Katie from Spirit of Children’s Literature! And don’t forget to head on over to her blog to read my answers to the interview!
1. What is your most memorable bookish moment?
That would have to be attending a children’s literature conference in Pennsylvania where I heard one of my favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo speak! I then was able to get her to sign my copy of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and the illustrator was there too! It was amazing!
2. What book did you read over and over again as a kid?
I read Anne of Green Gables over and over again. I loved that book and all the books in the series so much. I was even in this online fan club where each person had the name of a character from one of the books by L.M. Montgomery. I was Marigold from Magic for Marigold!
3. If the apocalypse happened tomorrow, what would be your first reaction?
Eeek! I would probably head to my parents’ house because they have a well-stocked pantry! I would also try to gather extra food and water, and cat food, for my cat! I would probably pray! 🙂
4. If you were dropped into any book world right now, what world would you want to be in?
What a great question! I think I would want to be dropped into the world of Avonlea! I love the beauty of Prince Edward Island and the simplicity of life in Avonlea—I think I’d like to try that out for awhile.
5. What series do you think everyone should read?
Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart trilogy! These books invite you into an amazing world of fantasy where reading aloud actually activates characters from books and people can fall into the Inkheart story itself. There are villains, heroes, and supernatural occurrences. It’s an epic series and I love these stories celebrating the power of story!
6. What book have you read in the last year that you would say has ‘spiritual’ aspects to it?
I especially appreciated how Rae Carson’s book, The Crown of Embers, detailed the spiritual culture of Elisa’s world. I really liked how Elisa has to rely on something other than herself in order to get through very difficult situations and think this was a good example of spirituality. She taps into a supernatural source through her “godstone” and this support her during her journey as queen!
7. Your house is burning and you can only take three books with you–which ones do you take?
This is hard! I would have to say Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
8. For Valentine’s Day, you have been given a date with one of your book boyfriends. Which one do you choose for the date?
This is easy! Definitely Hector from Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thrones trilogy. He’s fascinating, intelligent, polite, and has a complex history!
Thanks, Katie! You were a fab interview partner! 🙂
Want to take a journey into the past? Check out my Love-A-Thon posts from last year below!