Alyssa Carlier, who is amazing in many ways—not least of all because she has never criticized the weird way my brain works—has just had a birthday! So happy birthday to her, firstly, and secondly, happy blog-birthday! That’s right: she’s been running her blog for two years and given it a new design!
It is the most beautiful thing ever, I tell you. Okay, maybe not ever. But it’s still gorgeous.
Anyway, Alyssa is holding a party, and YOU SHOULD JOIN IN!
In accordance with the wishes made in this post, this post that you should go to, yes, this post—I am to answer this questions to celebrate with her!
Also, I was promised virtual cake!
(This is funny, though, because you don’t know what I will do for food. Every month at my school the students vote on a “Teacher of the Month” and usually I don’t vote. However, the swim team has been selling these pink t-shirts to raise money, with a picture of the swim coach smiling that says TODD IS HOT in big letters (his name is Todd). We were thinking, wouldn’t it be funny to vote for that teacher and write down “Todd is hot” as the reason as to why he should be voted in? We all agreed we'd probably never do it—and then my friend said, “Heather, I will give you seven skittles if you do it.” And that is how I came to get seven skittles and possibly why I am doing this questionnaire.)
To the questions!
If you win, what book would you like? (By the way, she is running a $10 giveaway for The Book Depository.)
Okay. Um, pressure. I’ve never used this place before. Maybe Cruel Beauty, because I’m in love with Ignifex and apparently the paperback would work. OH I COULD GET EARTHFALL: RETRIBUTION BECAUSE MARK WALDEN.
Or a grown-up coloring book or ANY of the Pandora books or ANY of George O’Connor’s books or…
My friends, I am leaving the Book Depository site because $10 is too much money for me to daydream with.
What I really want (what I really, really want) is the third book in the Ever-Expanding Universe series which is coming out in April. Let’s just mourn my lack of patience together.
*moment of silence*
What would your ideal bookmark look like? (If you own it, show us a picture!)
I am not really a bookmark person. And by that I mean, I just put the book face down with the pages open, and it is one of my best friend’s pet peeves but I do what I want.
What's a book you want to read/write but have been putting off forever?
Um, two ideas. Firstly, Underworld Intern, as I mentioned in the last Notebook Interview, and then this other one about a magical accountant who hates magic.
One urban myth you've heard about China? (Because CHINA. I'll drop by and clear it up :D)
Well, my grandpa has been to China, you hear a lot of stuff about China, and all in all the government likes us to be suspicious of China, and I am not suspicious of China but I am suspicious of things I have heard about China.
*ahem* A Short List of Things I Know I Don’t Know About China:
Is it chill to spit everywhere? As in, I have saliva in my mouth and I do not want it anymore, so I spit it out wherever I am. On the street. In the fancy office building. I don’t know.
The pollution is so bad in Hong Kong that sometimes it is unsafe to breathe.
Do people still abandon baby girls? I mean, I know that it probably happened more in the past, but I’m still curious.
All the trash bags you buy are like really small and blue and you’re not allowed to have more than X amount of trash every week.
The Chinese will not extradite a national. (Okay, this is from Batman. But still.)
And, I do not know what the Great Firewall is but I have heard of that too.
List your blogging inspirations.
Pretty much… the things in my life. Like, I will see a picture on the Internet and then I’ll write a blog post about it. Or I’ll see my notebook and say, “Hey, I could interview that.”
My discussions with my best friend, the books I read, my faith—just the things that I feel in touch in my daily life, just because those are things that I can really dig into and talk about… Yes.
Once again, feliz cumpleaños to Alyssa, and thanks so much for hosting the party! Where’s my cake? Just kidding.