Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Reader Interview: Sayuri

It's reader interview time, and today's interviewee is Sayuri, all the way from Scotland :)

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I'm Thirtymumble..live in Edinburgh, Scotland, currently manage a bookshop. Love to read and eat and knit and read. Oh and I am a lifelong member of the a-ha fanclub. Oh yes, I'm a child of the Eighties.

2. Are you a hoarder or do you give your books away?

Are you mad? Give books away? Certainly not. Although I am considering changing over to e-format almost exclusively. But not just yet.

3. What author might tempt you into turning stalker?

Actually I would love to make it over to one of those multi-signing doohickeys you have over in the states just so I could get a few books signed and meet a few peeps. Does flying from Scotland to America to get a book signed constitue stalking? Among my top would be Nalini (of course), Meljean Brook, Marjorie M Liu, Jim Butcher, Charlie Huston, Simon R Green, Jennifer Rardin, Lilith Saintcrow, Mike Carey......

4. How susceptible are you to chocolate?


5. Favorite book? Why?

Shipping News by Annie Prolux. Because it's a quiet unassuming book about quiet unassuming people who do quiet unassuming things and how that can change someone and their life completely.

6. If you knew you were going to be stuck on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

Some kind of iHarry Potter house/tent thing so I can stay out the sun. I'm a pale lass. An unlimited supply of Diet Irn Bru (It's a Scottish drink) and something tall, dark and handsome with a degree in handyman skills.

7. What did you eat for breakfast?

Nothing, I usually trade breakfast for an extra 15 mins in bed.

8. How many books in your current to-be-read pile?

37. Check it out on Goodreads.

9. Describe your idea of a perfect hero.

Oh god, where do you start? Smart, funny (He needs to be able to make me laugh.), loyal, protective (Thanks to you Nalini) , a little vulnerability with an understanding of female anatomy. It's not like I'm asking for too much. Oh and he has to hate Football/Soccer.

Extra reader submitted question(s)! Answer at will :)

* Which character in a book do you relate most with?

I'm not sure I do. I'm not that damaged. I had a happy childhood, I am confident, cynical and nothing exciting has ever really happened to me. (Do you feel sorry for me yet? LOL) Actually, I can relate to Charlie in Demon Night quite a bit as I have quite an addictive personality and have to channel and control like she does.

* Where do you live?

I live by the sea in Edinburgh and I love it.

* If you were in the Psy/Changeling World, what side would you be in?

I would be a Psy just so I could hook up with one of those damn fine Changeling men. Are there any left at this point....?


Anonymous said...

Sayuri - I just loved your interview, especially your response to 'Are you a hoarder or do you give books away?' *grin*

And I'm sure there are some Changeling males left....right? Umm.....*panicked look*...Hawke?


Anonymous said...

I love this chick! It's well known that I have a fetish for bookshops, the eighties (thank you depeche mode & blondie), and all things Scottish.

And irn bru is love. Made from girders! :D But diet anything is anaethema to me. I too have an addictive personality (all of us ladies do a bit, don't we?) but "control" seems like too much work to me. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey Orianna....Yep, at this point Hawke would be my pick.....Hmmm Hawke. But that's only because Judd and Vaughn and Lucas And Clay are spoken for! LOL

Daphne! Yay! You are right Irn Bru is love and the best hangover cure known to man. But I had to switch to diet because I drink so much I'd be like 800 pounds if I didn't.

The Eighties kicked serious ass.

Anonymous said...

Sayuri - You live in one of my most favoured vacation countries. -- I hope that I`ll visit Scotland one day. The landscape must be fantastic.
Do you`ve any place suggestions? You now; places that should be seen in any cases).

Is it true, that the Scots prefer deep-fry food; like deep-fry chocolate bars? (How does it taste?)


Shaymless Aymless said...

Sayuri - I love to knit too. I've yet to figure out how to read and knit at the same time. Last time I tried holding the book with my feet, but it was a little awkward.

Hmm... sounds like there's gonna be a fit over who's left... I'll take Andrew!

Mariana said...

Hey! I just received one of the eBook Readers for Mother's Day. I've been spending scads of money buying all my books in digital format, but I'm loving it. I'm able to have all my favorite books with me at all times:)

Now if I could get all of Nalini's in e format that would be great (currently only 4 available).

little alys said...

Sayrui- I love your name. How do you people (out there) get such good names? I really want to go to Scotland...well, go to all of Europe for a visit. Maybe next year...someday...
If Amy's taking Drew, then I'm taking Riley...hmmm, or some others. *achem*

80's babies rock!

Anonymous said...

G'damn, we're running out of sexy changelings. Nalini, you must create more men for us! Hawke surely has brothers...somewhere *hopeful*

But if i'm honest, i'd like another one just like Judd. Pretty please. :D

Anonymous said...

Eva - Yes, I am ashamed to say it but my countrymen will deep fry just about anything. To be honest I have never tried a deep-fried Mars Bar. Ewwww...

Now there are many great places to go when in Scotland. The highlands are spectacular. Also the west Coast. Try The Isle of Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh, Ullapool, Oban, Fort William.

@Amyless - Life would be perfect if I could figure out how to knit and read at the same time. Alas, I have never mastered it. *sigh*

@Marianan - it's a space thing for me too switiching to e-books. I can't justify buying a three bedroom house for myself when two of the rooms are for books alone.... I also like the thought of having all my books at my fingertips at all times. Wouldn't it be great! WHat e-reader do you have?

little alys - My name is the main characters name in memoirs of a Geisha. It also happens to mean the same in Japanese and my real name means in old saxon (or something) which is small lilly...

Daphne - More sexy men? Is it possible? I hope so! *grin*

Mariana said...

My sister gave me the Sony Portable Reader (PRS). It's very nice and light.

Best of all the memory is expandable; just bought a 2G SD card and it also uses the Sony memory card. So more books to tote around :)

The only downside (if you consider it one) is that you can only really buy the books from Sony e-bookstore. It will read Acrobat files (.pdf), but not very well. If you want to shop around the Cybook by Bookeen is very nice as well; and there's always the Amazon Kindle.

Is this too much info? I'll shut up now.

Anonymous said...

I LUV'd the interview!! Hey! You're funny! I am an 80's fiend (I sooo wanted my MTV!!!), can stay in a bookstore just as long as I can shop, and I love a tall, dark, sexy man (shout out to the hubby!). I envy you living by the sea in Scotland. Scotland is my next vacation spot! I have never read an e-book so I may have to check it out...the hubby would be glad...it'd take up less room than my "bookstore" downstairs!