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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Weekend Wonder: Michelle

General Questions…

Name:  Michelle
Penname: Michelle
A sentence or two about yourself:  The travel bug hit me early and wormed it’s way into my little heart.  Family life has slowed me down, but I’m working towards the day when we sell off our belongings and once again hit the open road.
Link to blog: http://www.wanderingstill.blogspot.com
A sentence or two on what your blog is about:  Any thought that gets my mind off of my current settled-down lifestyle-a little about my dreams, a little bit of ranting and raving, a little bit of thoughtfulness.

Book Lover Questions…

What is your favorite book and why?  Anna Karenina (Tolstoy).  The expression of emotion in the characters captivated me.  More than once I was caught completely off guard.  One of the only books I’ve read more than once.
Other favorites?  Gone with the Wind (again, the emotion-I threw my copy across the room as I read the last page) and Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day (light and whimsical, fun read).
What’s your favorite genre to read? I could pick one, but then I remember a handful of books I’ve read that were a completely different type, and then another handful.  There are moods in me for a variety of different genres.
Where do you like to read?  Curled up in a papasan chair next to the window with sunlight streaming in.
Do you prefer paper books or ebooks?  Paper for sure.
Do you prefer to buy or borrow books?  I LOVE bookstores, but almost always borrow thanks to Paperbackswap.com.
Do you stop reading when you are tired or when you hit chapter breaks?  Chapters, even if it means I have to turn back 3 or 4 pages when I pick it up the next time.
When you finish a book do you usually keep it, throw it away, sell it, or give it away? I give most of them away.
What helps you decide on a book? (Book reviews, suggested by friend, by browsing the shelves, etc.)  My to-read list has 143 books on it right now.  I take suggestions from everywhere-magazines, library staff picks, my husband, the guy next to me on the bus.  It just keeps growing.  I’ll never make it through them all.
Do you prefer to read a book that stands on its own or is a part of a series?  I can’t stand to read books in a series.  I don’t know why.  It just really really bothers me.

So You Want to be a Writer questions…

A few sentences about your writing: What do you write (blog entries, novels, poetry, etc)? Why do you write?  When I was a lot younger I loved creative writing, but I don’t have the patience for it anymore.  Now my blog and journals are my writing outlet and they’re definitely narrative prose and commentary.
Did you always know that you wanted to write?  I knew without a doubt when I was young.  Somewhere along the way I got bogged down with life and forgot.  That’s why I’m now blogging-it’s a slow road back to where I came from, but I feel that part of me returning.

Favorite Questions…

What’s your favorite food?  My favorite cuisine is Thai food-My 2011 challenge is to cook through my Thai cookbook.
Favorite color?  Lemon yellow
Favorite song?  Hold On by Tom Waites
Favorite movie?  Pretty Woman (for absolutely no sensible reason, I love it!)
Favorite TV show?  House Hunters International

Random Questions…

If you developed a superpower what would it be and why?  To make people wet themselves.  The element of surprise-I’m going to need that split second while they figure out what’s happening.
What did you want to be when you were little?  My sisters and I used to play “Law Firm” and I always wanted to be the secretary.  A few years ago I was doing a temp job at a real attorney’s office and felt like I had arrived!
What is the answer to life?  42


  1. That is joshs super power wish too! I think if we could do that to obama during his speeches it would be fabulous! Favorite color??? Really? And 42? What does that mean. Fun thing to do, thanks for sharing.

  2. Very nice to meet you Michelle.

  3. Poekitten...I agree! I love Thai food!

    Annie...42 is the answer to life in Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

    Michelle...Thanks so much for being a Weekend Wonder and giving us these lovel answers, allowing us to learn more about you.


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