Part 1 simply asked:
If you could sit down and interview anyone, who would it be?
As a curious girl and a freelance journalist, I've been fortunate enough to have interviewed many wonderful people.
In the coming weeks, I'll be posting new, exclusive interviews with Gaby Rodriguez (The Pregnancy Project, which inspired the Lifetime movie), Susan Lee (Mastermind), Mary Lowry (The Earthquake Machine), and Trina Robbins (Lily Renee, Escape Artist).
If you'd like to read my past interviews, please click here for my interview archive or scroll through the tagged interviews on the Bildungsroman blog.
There are many people I'd love to talk to that I can't - Cary Grant. Gene Kelly. Barbara Stanwyck. Jack Lemmon. Natalie Wood. Charles Dodgson. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Relatives who passed away before I was born.
What would I ask them? Oh, so many things.
Part 2 was a longer questionnaire:
1. What's your favorite time of day to read?
In the morning, before work, or during lunch.
2. Do you read during breakfast? (Assuming you eat breakfast.)
I read emails during breakfast. I read books during lunch. I read scripts at night and throughout the day as needed.
3. What's your favorite breakfast food? (Noting that breakfast foods can be eaten any time of day.)
I eat oatmeal for breakfast 4 or 5 times a week most weeks.
4. How many hours a day would you say you read?
Two, if you're referring strictly to books. In general, I read every word I see all day long. My eyes zero in on words and numbers like... well... Have you seen the new version of Sherlock? When words and such pop up around him? Goodness, that's delightful.
5. Do you read more or less now than you did, say, 10 years ago?
About the same, but technically, I suppose a little more.
6. Do you consider yourself a speed reader?
7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Telekinesis and (selective) telepathy.
8. Do you carry a book with you everywhere you go?
9. What KIND of book?
Typically, I have at least one novel and/or one script with me at all times.
10. How old were you when you got your first library card?
Two, I believe.
11. What's the oldest book you have in your collection? (Oldest physical copy? Longest in the collection? Oldest copyright?)
I am not certain. Most of my used books are classics, but I don't believe any of them are first editions or early editions (not to be confused with Early Edition, starring the fantastic Kyle Chandler!) My copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare may appear to be the oldest, but I don't think it is.
12. Do you read in bed?
13. Do you write in your books?
No. I mark favorite passages in books with sticky notes or scraps of paper. I write blocking notes in my scripts.
14. If you had one piece of advice to a new reader, what would it be?
Read what you like. Learn what you love. Enjoy!