Proud to be part of the Armchair BEA12, I love those who organize this event cause it is not a small undertaking. I want to be sure to say thank you today and everyday that follows. Without further ado here are my answers to five questions:
What are you currently reading, or what is your favorite book you have read so far in 2012?
Currently reading Robert Goolrick’s HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL from Algonquin Books. I missed THE RELIABLE WIFE and now I know I will go back and read that novel as well. I have to say it is not my favorite subject matter, time period or location but that does not diminish my finding it so hard to put down. I think the writing speaks for itself and I bow to that gift Mr. Goolrick. HEADING TO WONDERFUL is out June 12th.
I will add that for me the most anticipated book of the year is the 2nd installment in the trilogy by Deb Harkness, SHADOW OF NIGHT, out in July. A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES was either my 1st or 2nd favorite read of last year so I can hardly contain my interest as the days count down.
Which is your favorite post that you have written that you want everyone to read?
I would say THE NIGHT CIRCUS post from last year cause that book came so out of the blue for me and I want everyone to read it. Actually kind of BEA symbolic as I saw tweets and posts about this book and after poking around I knew I needed to get my paws on an ARC. I have tried to convince Erin Morgenstern to write more but I think she might have pursued an injunction. Paperback edition is out July 3rd in case you could not commit to the hardbound version.
What literary location would you most like to visit? Why?
While some may cry foul that this is tv inspired “not so” I would reply. I would like to visit the Downton Abbey location, Highclere Castle. I believe this is fair territory as I have read many of the accompanying books about the castle since the series has taken our household by storm.
What is your favorite feature on your blog (i.e. author interviews, memes, something specific to your blog)?
So I like that I approach my posts as features vs. reviews. You never know what you are going to find when you stop by.
If you could eat dinner with any author or character, who would it be and why?
Hands down Erin Morgenstern because then she would have to listen to me prattle on with my praise and maybe just maybe she would see my point that there is more to say. Actually I would just like to dine with the woman who wrote this magnificent magical tale.