Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ask Me Anything - Answers!

My goofy selfie in the NYC hotel for BEA

It's been about a month since I had my Ask Me Anything post, and now it's time I finally shared the answers to all your questions.

What is your all time favorite read ever? My favorite book? I usually say The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.

Favorite movie? I'm sure I could name many, but I really love Life as a House.

What is your favorite place you've ever visited? I haven't been to that many places, to be honest! I guess New York City because I've been there a few times and there is always something fun and exciting to see/do.

Growing up, what did you aspire to be and why? When I was younger, I was interested in being a teacher. For the most part though, I've always wanted to be an author because I love books!

What was the best part of BEA for you? Making connections with some publicists! It was great to feel more a part of things.

What do you hope to have achieved by the time you are 30? I would love to have a book published, but at the very least, having an agent/publishing deal by that point. I also really hope I've visited England by then!

How was your weekend at BEA? Did you get all the books you wanted? BEA was a lot of fun. I didn't get ALL the books  I wanted, but I got many, and it was fun to find out about new titles while there.

What was the absolute best part of BEA (and the worst part, while we're at it!)? As I said above, I got to meet with some publicists and make more connections, which was awesome. I also really liked walking around and talking to smaller publishers, etc. The worst part? Probably just all the walking you do in NYC in general. I have sensitive feet so they were so sore.

When did you discover your love for books? I don't remember ever NOT liking to read. I used to read all the time as a kid, just like I do now.

I want to know all the HP-related stuff: favourite book in the series, favourite character, house choice, wand choice, patronus choice?? 

Book - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and then Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Character: Draco Malfoy
House Choice: Slytherin (I'm a Slytherin on Pottermore actually)
Wand Choice: I don't know! I'd love a darker wood, and unicorn hair would be fun.
Patronus Choice: Hmm...I really like Penguins! :)

Do you have anything special that you do on your birthday each year? Any rituals, besides birthday cake and presents? I don't really! My family usually goes out to eat (birthday person's choice) but the place differs every year, for the most part.


Kindlemom said...

I love these! Thank you so much for doing them. :D

I so want to do BEA one time, hopefully soon! I will definitely need to remember to bring my walking shoes!

Medeia Sharif said...

Fun post and it was great learning more about you.

GABY said...

A Penguin Patronus would be so cute!

Erika Sorocco said...

YES to the HP info!


Aimee (Deadly Darlings) said...

Ah, you're making me want to go to NYC right now! :D I've never been, and it's one of my dream destinations. I *think* I *might* head to Chicago for BEA next year... *fingers crossed*

I think all kids went through the wanting to be a teacher stage, too. xD I'm unashamed to say that my stuffed toys used to be my pretend students.

Most people would assume I'm Ravenclaw, but I'm a Slytherin at heart too. ;) Pottermore says so! Also, I love your patronus choice. xD

Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

Diva Booknerd said...

By your usual reads, I could pick you as a fan of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. That quirk and depth to the storyline sounds right up your alley. It sounds like you had a fabulous, but incredibly tiring time at BEA. I'd love to go one day, but take some kind of scooter with me. Because walking and I generally aren't friends. I love these Ask Me Anything posts Lauren and gorgeous photo! <3

Cait @ Paper Fury said...

I'm Slytherin too!! *hi fives* I think they're a fascinating house, but omg, I really need to finish the Harry Potter books. Somehow they escaped my childhood reading, but reading them as an adult is totally socially acceptable, right?! HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME. *ahem* So awesome you went to BEA! That's kind of a dream of mine...and highly improbable since I live in Australia. hahah!!
Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

Emma said...

Oh I love this sort of posts to get to know someone more. I agree I find that I feel part of something more when I go to events and speak to the publishers. Great answers. :)

Lindy Gomez said...

Wow! We have a ton in common! I've always loved reading and wanted to be a teacher and author! I think it's awesome that you are a writer, and can't wait to hear more about your book!

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

L-Diggitty said...

Ok, so I've never read "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" but it's on my list! And I love NYC too, although I haven't been in a long time since my best friend moved out of the city (thus taking away my free place to crash :)

I'd like to think my Patronus would be a tiger, but it would probably be a sleepy puppy, lol!

Sharons Book Nook! said...

These are fun posts and it's great to get to know you a little better.

Cleo Bannister said...

I do hope you make it to England soon ;-)

La Coccinelle said...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is my favourite book of the series, too.