Tuesday is reader interview day (except today is Wednesday *grin*). If you'd like to participate (you know you want to), the details are here. Today's interviewee is ShellBell, and she definitely knows her chocolate!! :)
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a single, 40 year old and I live in New Zealand. No cats no this house, although I have considered getting one or two! I am generally quite a reserved person, until you get to know me. I absolutely hate talking about or describing myself as I'm pretty boring, and there are always much more interesting things to talk about! I have been an avid reader for years and rarely go anywhere without a book in my handbag!
2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?
Definitely a hoarder. I do eventually have a cleanup, but end up re-buying some of the ones I'v gotten rid of. My Palm is a godsend - I can have print and ebook versions of my absolute favourites, and just ebook versions of the rest.
3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?
There are a couple - definitely you Nalini, along with JR Ward, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon. Fortunately I'd be a harmless stalker - far too shy to ever approach anyone, and you'd never get a word of sense out of me! I think I'd probably be way too star-struck (or should be author-struck). I doubt if I'd be able to open my mouth without making a complete fool of myself - I prefer to admire from afar.
4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?
Extremely - especially peppermint, fruit and nut, white chocolate, flake bars (ooh yum - especially the luxury flake bars), pinky bars, milky ways, moro bars, freddo's, sultana pasties, tim tam biscuits, mallowpuffs, chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, chocolate milkshakes, chocolate mousse, chocolate dipped ice-cream etc, etc, etc. Let's face it - if it has chocolate in it, I'll eat it! .
5. Favorite book? Why?
The Odyssey by Homer. I've always loved Roman and Greek mythology and this book is a very compelling read. I couldn't possibly name a favourite romance or paranormal book - there are too many of them that I love, and enjoy reading (and re-reading) each of them for different reasons.
6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
*A campervan (winnebago) - with an never-ending supply of food, electricity and fresh water......... does that count as one item!!!!!
*Having discovered the joys of eBooks, one item would have to be my Palm, stocked with all of my favourite books and music.
*The Tim Tam genie - at least I'd have an endless source of chocolate biscuits and a companion who could ....... cook for me!
7. What did you eat for breakfast?
Eggs and spaghetti on toast - I cook breakfast most weekends but during the week it is usually just some yoghurt.
8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?
57 - some books have been in my TBR pile for ages as I haven't been in the right mood to enjoy them. Other books are in my TBR pile as they are in a series where I don't have the earlier books and I get really pedantic about reading books in a series in the correct order.
9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.
Someone who is confident, but not full of himself, leaning towards being an alpha male.