Earlier in the week I read an interesting ”reverse meme” at Savvy Verse and Wit. Serena posted her responses to five questions posed by Monica at Monniblog. It was fun to learn a little more about Serena, and to ponder how I would have answered those questions.
I’m notorious for not forwarding memes; I’m a slacker even when it comes to posting those nice awards that come my way every once in a while. I have good intentions, but poor follow through. This one really appeals to me because I had to ask for it! I stepped right into the spotlight, and asked Serena to hit me with five questions, here they are, along with my responses:
- 1. Where is your favorite bookstore located and what makes it so special?
This is a great question for me, with my quest to Spotlight as many bookstores as possible on my blog! It’s also tough to pinpoint my favorite, but I’ll choose one for sentimental reasons. That would have to be the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge. It’s an independent bookstore, not part of the University, just sharing the name. They have so many books packed in there – new, used, overstocks … a helpful staff, and incredible events. When J and I were dating we would go into Harvard Square, have an inexpensive meal, and browse the many bookstores in those few blocks. Now that we’re back in the area, we still like to do this on those elusive “date nights.” … but we’ve upgraded our choice of restaurants!
- 2. How would you market your first novel if you had to do all the marketing yourself?
I’d get my book into as many hands as possible by working with bloggers and book groups. I’d also book readings at bookstores and libraries. You wouldn’t be able to avoid me!
- 3. What animal do you think most represents you and why?
Instant answer – a cat! I can nap anytime, and I can be a bit stealth in a group … you never know what I’m thinking!
- 4. If you had $1 million what would you do with it and why?
I’d put it aside for my children’s education, so they knew that funding wouldn’t be an issue and they could study whatever called to them. I’d like to tell you what I’d do with the rest of the money, but with four kids I’m not sure there would be any left over!
- 5. Other than reading, what are some of your obsessions/hobbies?
1. Genealogy research - I love combing old census records, land deeds and other documents, visiting cemeteries and making (or disproving) connections between people, places, and events. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll do something with all the data I’ve gathered (my novel, based on one scrap of true family lore!). 2. I also love to organize; it’s that search for continuous improvement, always asking “how can I do it better?” 3. I’ve dipped in and out of various crafts over the years – card making (stamping), knitting (that’s a joke, look for my update to Dewey’s Knit-a-Long over the weekend!), etc. I’m content to dabble, as I explain here.
So, how’s that for Dawn-based trivia?! I’m interested in interviewing YOU; if you want to play along, here’s what you do:
- Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
- I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
- You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
- You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
- When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.