A Spot of Tea, and a Tag :)
I always find it immensely exciting when a new writer joins the blogging community! I first discovered Emily Hayse and her lovely new blog at Herosinger, through Schuyler's review with her on My Lady Bibliophile, and already her blog looks like it will be a truly wonderful place filled with a focus on literature, faith, music, writing, film, family. . . all those good things! :).
For her blog launch, Emily's doing an exciting giveaway and a tag :). And because I am a sucker for fun tags, I thought I'd join in! Be sure to check out her lovely new blog and enter the giveaway too. . .
1. Coffee or tea?
I like the smell of coffee, and tiramisu is a favourite dessert, but I only drink tea, hot chocolate or herbal drinks :).
2. Rainy days or sunny days?
Ooh, I think sunny days, because sunshine and blue sky makes my heart so happy! Though if it is a nice kind of rainy day - you know, raindrops, smell of wet earth, twittering birds, and thunder-rolling sky, I love that also!
3. What is one food you couldn’t live without?
Fruits and salad, I suppose :).
Also, I feel sad at the idea of living without some ice-cream in my life.
4. Give three words that describe you.
Jolly. Intuitive. Creative.
5. What would you do if you had a free hour and could do anything you wanted to?
Read my Bible! I always wish I spent more time doing that!
But there are so many things I'd want to do, haha! I'd probably want to write a blog-post and browse my blogger feed, and write a letter or email to a friend. I'd then pick up a nice novel and read, work on writing or editing more in my story, play a piece on my violin or do some crafty/art thing like colouring or drawing. . . I also don't mind cooking :).
If it was a free hour in the company of family or friends, I'd watch a movie with them, play a board-game, or a have a fun picnic at the bay :).
6. What is your favorite book-to-movie adaption?
I actually have a few :). The Lord of the Rings trilogy is my all time favourite set of films please don't argue!! And as unpopular as it sounds The Hobbit trilogy is an immense favourite of mine as well - so good. Some other favourite film adaptions would be "Ben Hur", "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "Pollyanna". Funny enough - I prefer those three films over the original novels, good as they all are. "North and South" BBC 2004, "Sherlock Holmes" Granada adaption with Jeremy Brett, "Emma" BBC 2007 and "Sense and Sensibility" 2008 are my favourite TV series book-to-screen adaptations. . .
7. If there was one location from a book you could go to, where would it be?
Well Middle-Earth and Narnia aside (it's a given, folks!), I would love to visit the New Forest district of England (Margaret Hale's Helstone), and the Lake District for Beatrix Potter's stories :). . . basically anywhere in England or Europe, please!
8. If you could meet one character from a book, who would it be?
To meet Frodo Baggins or Samwise Gamgee and Gandalf the Grey would be so amazing :). But Pollyanna and I'd be best friends!
9. If you could ask one author of the past a question, who would it be? What would you ask?
I am not sure, there are so many. I'd love to have met with J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. G. K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Rosemary Sutcliff, Elizabeth Goudge, and Patricia St. John would have been other favourite choices. I don't know what I'd ask them though!
10. If you could change one event you didn’t like in a book, what would it be?
I have a mental blank, but when I think of something, I'll come back to you maybe ;).