Deserted Island Interview

islandI had the weirdest dream last night and so of course, my first instinct was to share it with all of you (I hope you feel loved).

In my dream I was being interviewed (why, I don’t know, dreams are not supposed to make sense) and one of the questions asked was, “If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what five books would you bring and why?” As you can imagine this lead to a long ordeal of which it would be better to show you rather than explain to you.

*Entering dream* (Bear with me).

Interviewer: “Well Lindsey, that about wraps  it up today but we can’t let you go without asking the question our viewers want to hear. If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what five books would you bring with you and why?”

Me: [Blank stare] “Five books? As in JUST five books?”

Interviewer: “Correct, five books.”

Me: “As in ‘The Five Little Piggies’ song, that’s the number five we are talking about?”

Interviewer: “Yes.”

Me: “Well can a series count as one of the five slots?”

Interviewer: “No, I’m afraid not. One book per slot and I am afraid you are going to have to answer soon–“

Me: “ONE book per slot? But– my– the Harry Potter series has seven books, I won’t survive without them.”

Interviewer: “I would like to remind you that you are pressed for time and please take into consideration that your survival is not literally at stake–“

Me: “Okay, okay I’m thinking!!!” [Starts to sweat nervously] “Okay, I’ll take Harry Potter #3, 4 and 7.”

Interviewer: “So that leaves two slots open.”

Me: “Aaaaahhhh! That’s not enough– uhmmm… [looks at the clock and cringes] “Wait– I’m thinking!!!”

Interviewer: “Lindsey we really can’t wait that much longer and it really isn’t that big–“

Me: “I GOT IT! Okay, Pride and Prejudice, Night Circus, and Harry Potter #3,4, and 7.”

Interviewer: “Interesting choices. Thank you for participating–“

Me: “What do you mean by interesting?”

Interviewer: “Nothing I–“

Me: “No, you’re right, those weren’t good choices.”

Interviewer: “They were fine choices…”

Me: “WAIT! I-take-that-back-I-changed-my-mind!!! I want to take out Night Circus–“

Interviewer: “We are really running out of–“

Me: “–and exchange that with The Fault in Our Stars!”

Interviewer: “Fantastic. It’s been a pleasure–“

Me: “No, that’s not right either! I GOT IT!!!”

Interviewer: “I’m sorry Lindsey, we’ve run out–“

Me: “What I would do is–“

Interviewer: “We simply don’t have any more–“

Me: “I would bring Harry Potter #3,4, and 7–“

Interviewer: “Lindsey! We don’t have–“

Me: “Pride and Prejudice–“

Interviewer: [Turns to camera] “Cut! Now–“

Me: “–and my mom’s E-Reader!” [Smiles triumphantly] “Now I can read all the Harry Potter books.”

Interviewer: [Blank stare] “Thank you for your time.”

Me: “My pleasure!”

So that was my dream, I woke up breathing fast, as if I had to really choose five books to read for the rest of my life. Are you glad I shared? What five books would you choose?

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge

15-Day-ChallengeThis great idea came from the wonderful blogger of Good Books, Good Wine (what a great title). It’s as simple as following the challenge day by day– so here I go. (Oh how I have a way with words).

Day 1: Make 15 book related confessions:

1. The Harry Potter series is my biggest source of comfort.

2. My mom has been trying to get me to read Stephen King forever but I’ve always been to big of a scaredy cat. Yesterday I decided to add some of his novels to my get-to-eventually list. (If I have a nightmare I can tell you guys about it right)?

3. Fantasy is typically my favorite genre.

4. I didn’t think the Twilight series was terrible (please don’t hate me).

5. I would marry Will Herondale from, The Infernal Devices, in a heart beat.

6. I have 169 books on my Barnes and Noble wish list.

7. There are many children books I still love to read: Nancy Drew (the original series) and A Series of Unfortunate Events being included.

8. I have to finish a novel even if I hate it. (Often times this rule extends to a whole series).

9. The scariest book I have read is A Thousand Splendid Suns, because those terrible events still take place today.

10. After I finish a great book I beg my family members to read it so we can discuss it but they never do. (Part of the reason I started a blog).

11. I am scared to pick up a novel in which I am unfamiliar with the author.

12. Even though its typical, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen novel.

13. The first time I read a novel with the word “damn” in it, I told my mom so she could make sure it was age appropriate.

14. I have yet to read a book that was not better than it’s movie adaptation.

15. Reading is the only thing that can make me forget food.

Now that I’ve told you my 15 confessions it’s only fair for you to share yours, so tell me about them (even if you have to make some up– not saying that I did or anything like that) and have a wonderful day!

Liebster Award (Again) :)

liebster-award I’m really starting to love this whole blogging thing. It makes me so happy and fulfills a sense of purpose. (Am I being over-dramatic)?

So, (getting to the point), the brilliant and talented Sarah Evans absolutely made my day by nominating me for the Liebster Award.

Apparently this award (along with meaning “dearest” in German) recognizes the up-and-coming (no pressure) blogs with less than 200 followers.

Thank you Sarah, it means so much that you would count my blog in this category and congratulations yourself. It’s very obvious that your blog, A Place That Does Not Exist, is most definitely of the up-and-coming sort.

Now of course, there are rules. You can’t act just willy nilly on such matters (even though I try). Rules for nominees are:

1. Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2. Post 11 facts (that’s a lot) about yourself, answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.

3. Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.

4. Display the Liebster Award logo.

5. No tag backs.

Thank you again Sarah! You put a smile on my face today. (Which is something you have in common with chocolate).

Alright ladies and gents, shall we dive into this together?

11 Personal Facts:

jonasa1. I am listening to the Jonas Brothers first album as I write this (reminding me of my early teen days so no judgement).

2. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney film (but that’s pretty predictable considering that gorgeous library beckons all book lovers).

3. I’m writing a sequel to Peter Pan. It’s set 10 years after Wendy left Neverland, and Peter, missing her terribly, leaves to visit her. Midflight however, he ages 10 years and is stuck in London with Wendy.

4. I’m writing another novel, but I can’t share what it is about just yet (just that it is epic).

5. I was awarded Science Student of the Year in junior high even though I detest the subject. (DETEST IT)!

wind6. I love the movie, Gone with the Wind, even though I hate the ending

7. I always write my blog posts on paper before typing them out. (I know– weird).

8. I truly believe that the Harry Potter series is THE best series ever made. I can not be convinced otherwise.

9. I’m thinking of dying my hair brown but am conflicted only for the fact that I would have to change my blog title.

10. I LOVE going to the movies! I have a huge respect for cinema and love everything about the movie experience– from the popcorn to the trailers. (Okay, mostly the popcorn).

eggs11. The first thing I learned how to cook was scrambled eggs– and it continues to be the only thing I know how to cook. (Sad).




11 Questions from Sarah:

1. Gadget Geek or Technophobe? Great question, I’m a little bit of both, probably more gadget geek than technophobe. I love my laptop, phone, and Playstation; and am currently saving money for a tablet. However at the same time I am frightened how far we are taking technology, taking Siri for example. Disney channel showed me with its original movie, Smart House, that Siri has the potential to be dangerous (and I always trust my Disney sources).

2. Who’s your favorite author or movie director? Well, even though I adore and love many authors, my favorite would have to be J.K. Rowling.

3. What’s the best book you’ve read this year? So far, The Fault in Our Stars. It spoke to me on so many levels.

4. Favorite band? Augustana– adore their music.

5. What’s something embarrassing that happened to you recently? Cleaning my room. I was so embarrassed that I had let it get that bad. (It was a ‘bad’ that you can not even comprehend).

6. Road trip or Airplane? Road trip even though I have always wanted to fly, I love long road trips! Leaves a lot of time for thinking.

7. Who is your hero or idol? I don’t necessarily have one however I do admire Demi Lovato as I have someone close to me going through the same struggles. She keeps her head up despite of everything and it’s encouraging.

8. What did you want to be when you grew up, when you were a kid? An actress, that feeling fo giving it your all in a performance is unmatched.

9. Name something you do when you’re anxious. I read. It is the BEST way to forget your troubles.

10. Name something you do when you’re angry. I cry– to my humiliation. I can’t help it I have bad reactions to certain situations. If I’m dealing with a sad situation I smile or even laugh. (Go ahead and think I’m horrible now).

11. Name something you do when you’re happy. Well usually when I’m happy I’m inspired so I channel that inspiration into creative energy– writing and acting.

My 11 Questions for Nominees:

1. Are you a wheat bread or white bread person?

2. Name a book or movie character you would marry on the spot.

3. What is your favorite part about yourself (does not have to be a physical part)?

4. What made you decide to start a blog?

5. Name the first song that comes to mind.

6. What is something you wish for but know it is an impossibility?

7. What is your favorite season?

8. What is the first book that comes to mind?

9. Who is someone you depend on?

10. What quote inspires you?

11. If you could change your name, what would it be?

Nominees in no particular order:

  1. Disquietus
  2. A Morose Bookshelf
  3. authorjodiwoody
  4. Bitten by the Lit Bug
  5. Book Talk
  6. Bookshelves and Windows
  7. Caughtwithinpages
  8. Classy Cat Books
  9. Eye Have A Lot of Feelings
  10. It’s a Beautiful Ride
  11. Nightmares, Day Dreams, and Imagined Conversations

I would like to thank Sarah again and all my readers. It means so much to me (I’m not normally this mushy) that people read my blog and enjoy it enough to come back. Looking forward to a LONG blogging adventure!