As always, you guys asked me bunches of awesome questions, and I can’t wait to answer them. So I won’t. (Wait, that is.)
If you were on an island and could only watch one Audrey Hepburn film, what would it be and why?
I have watched embarrassingly few Audrey Hepburn movies, but I would say, without a doubt, ‘Charade’ (1963). Audrey Hepburn sparkles, the music is great, the plot is twisty and exciting, and James Coburn plays one of the baddies, so…yes. Basically the perfect movie.
PIZZA. Which I am having for supper tonight.
While I have many great memories, one of my favorites is when my aunt and uncle and cousins came for a surprise visit over the New Year (in 2016/17). It was an amazing time full of fun and family and laughter and movies and lots of special moments. ❤
If you could be famous in a genre of books, which would it be?
Westerns. They are a mostly forgotten genre these days and I’d love to bring their popularity back.
Favorite character from the book you’re currently reading and why?
I am currently reading three books: Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein, and High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin. My favorite character in RoI is probably Walter, though I have a soft spot for so many of the characters and Rilla makes me smile. In TPF, it would be Julie, of course. As for HatH, I would say that the heroine’s friend, Maddy, is my favorite character so far, though she hasn’t been in much of the book. She’s everything a best friend should be.
Miss Meg March asked…
Skydiving or bungee-jumping?
I’ve never done either. Probably bungee-jumping, though. I think that would be fun, in a terrifying sort of way.
What is something that would really push you out of your comfort zone, but you’d be willing to do?
Learn how to drive a car. Or eat escargot, which is the French way of saying snails.
On that line, what are some things on your bucket list?
I don’t have a bucket list. I just let life hit me as it comes along, though I do have a few goals, of course. Things like finishing my novel, The Bounty Hunter; learning how to drive; owning a cat; being married someday; watching Cars 3 (when is that coming out on DVD???); etc, etc, etc. But mostly I let the Lord lead…and I’m more than content with that.
Have you ever had any pets?
Yes. I’ve owned a rabbit named Fluffy (I’m so original). Collectively, however, my family has owned three cats, one dog, two goats, several chickens, and some frogs. We only have one cat right now, though.
What is your favourite thing to do when it snows? (I’m presuming you get snow where you live, since you live in Canada. I’ve never seen snow in all my life. *sniffles*)
Stay inside and drink hot chocolate? Seriously, I hibernate during winter, but the snow IS gorgeous.
What is your favourite number?
Two, five, and ninety-five.
If you could learn any new language, what would it be?
French or Hebrew.
What was the last musical you discovered?
It’s been so long since I discovered a new musical that I forget which one was the last. Beauty and the Beast could count, I suppose, so I’ll go with that.
jessica prescott asked…
Favorite modern actor?
You know, I just realized this morning that my current favorite anything isn’t always my very favorite and that holds true with actors just as much as books or movies. So, if I go back a little to before my crushes on Christian Bale, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Tom Cruise, and Matt Damon, there’s Harrison Ford. He’s been my favorite modern actor ever since he burst out of that packing crate on the motorcycle in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (perhaps even since I thought Han Solo was cool) and my favorite modern actor he will remain, maybe even favorite actor period. (But Tom Cruise is a close second.)
Favorite modern actress?
Cate Blanchett is great. I also like ScarJo and Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson.
What color do you tend to like BEST for a book cover? (Or color combination?)
You know, I’ve never really thought about it, but probably blue. Definitely blue.
What’s your current favorite piece of clothing? What does it look like, and why are you so fond of it?
I am not the kind of girl who obsesses over clothes (as my sister can tell you) but I do love my delightfully swishy, pleated black skirt. Très chic. My purple Captain America t-shirt is awesome as well.
What Bible verse means the most to you, personally?
There are several Bible verses that have special meaning for me, but the one that comes to mind the most is Psalm 27:14 – Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. It’s excellent advice for any Christian going through difficult times and such a comfort to know that God is in control and He’s handling things.
What do you most like to drink when you wake up in the morning? Tea, coffee, juice, etc.
Coffee, coffee, coffee. I don’t like tea and we never have juice in the house anyway. But coffee is my obsession (hence the title of this blog).
What are some names you’d like to give your kids someday?
I’m so glad you asked. For boys, there’s Aaron Daniel, Atticus Lee, and Uriah Luke. For girls, there’s Katherine Elizabeth, Rachel Rose, and Emma Joy. I’m sure I’ll think of more in the months to come.
What is the worst movie that you can’t help but enjoy anyway?
The Air Bud franchise!!! (Not Air Buddies, though, ’cause those movies are just wrong.) But the Air Bud movies, particularly the first and second one are gold and my literal childhood and I love ’em so much. (Plus, Kevin Zegers got cuter with every movie.)
Also, ‘Shining Through’ (1992), which everyone hates but I actually enjoy.
Last book you read?
Kiowa Trail by Louis L’Amour. The first part is almost exactly like a short story of his I read once, but after I got past the slight weirdness of that it was good and interesting and a solid read.
Book you’re reading right now?
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery, The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein, and High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin.
Book you want to read next?
This is more a ‘have to read next’, but I’ll be reading A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White next, as I have to review it for the book review program I’m part of. It’s WWI, though, so I’m intrigued.
Book you keep putting off reading?
There’s a book I bought called Unlikely Soldiers by Jonathon F. Vance that I started reading, but have put off ever since because the writing style irked me. It’s an interesting story, though (nonfiction), so I’m sure I’ll pick it up again sometime soonish.
Last movie you saw?
That would be ‘Shining Through’ (1992), starring Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffiths, and Liam Neeson. The critics panned it, but I like it and my dad loves it (I watched it yesterday just so I could watch it with him) and it’s not that bad, people. It feels almost like a precursor to ‘Titanic’ with the music and historical element and love story. Plus the ‘old woman telling story’ framing device.
Movie you want to see next?
DUNKIRK. So much. So, so, SO much. There’s a vast number of reasons for that: WWII history that I’ve never explored before for some reason, Christopher Nolan (seriously my favorite modern director), Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy (two Batman villains, which amused me greatly), Hans Zimmer’s score that makes me feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach because it’s unbearably tense and it never lets up, all the stills and production photos I’ve seen and the interviews I’ve read/watched…man, it sounds unbelievably amazing.
Movie you keep putting off seeing?
Um…my sibs and I got halfway through ‘A Royal Night Out’ and it’s very good, but for some reason I don’t feel like finishing it. So there’s that.
A food you thought you’d hate, but liked?
I’m really open-minded when it comes to trying new foods, so I don’t have an answer for this one.
A food you thought you’d like, but didn’t?
Or this one. Sorry! I’m usually pretty good at knowing what foods I’ll like and which ones I won’t.
If you could get a free round-trip ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Virginia. *winks* Or Israel.
Favorite flavor of toothpaste?
Peppermint. Boring choice, I know, but it’s good all the same.
What is the last book of the Bible you read and did you learn anything in particular?
The last book of the Bible that I read in its entirety, in one sitting, was Colossians. It’s an amazing book (duh) and the main thing that I took away from it this time, something that I still think about from (I read it a few days ago) is how everything we do, no matter how important or petty can be done for the glory of God. We can literally do everything in His name and because of that, we can (and need to) do our best with everything that’s given to us. (See Colossians 3:23-24.)
Do you like hugs or are you more a nonphysical signs of affection kind of person?
Depends on the person. But most of the time I like hugs. And I love it when characters hug it out in movies and TV shows (especially BBC ones, like Robin Hood and Sherlock, since those are so emotionally shattering) because it’s such a simple gesture, but it’s so comforting and kindly, too.
Would you recommend the Titanic movie? (Minus the bad scenes obv)
YES, YES, YES. A thousand times yes. It’s swoony and gorgeous and epic in every sense.
Favourite thing to cook/bake?
Chocolate chip cookies. I’m going to brag here and say that I make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies™ in the world, ’cause it’s true. And don’t just ask me! My siblings, parents, grandparents, anyone who’s tasted my cookies…they’ll all say the same thing. 😉