Monday, May 22, 2006

Readers Want To Know...

What do you want to know that I haven't already shared on this here blog? I'm an open book today...

16 comments:

Manic Mom said...

Nothing my inlaws or parents wouldn't want to read, please.

transientbutterfly said...

What is the best nonfiction book you have ever read?

Manic Mom said...

TB--GREAT QUESTION!! I love memoirs and LOVED these:
A Rip In Heaven
Sickened by Julie Gregory
Lucky by Alice Sebold
And I have to admit:
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey.

What about you??

Ramblin Rose said...

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? Why ? and what would you see?

Would you choose to the tourist thing or get a bit seedy and check out the non tourist things.

Manic Mom said...

Ooh Ramblin Rose--definitely NOT the tourist thing. I'm all about the seedy stuff. Hole-in-the-wall places where drunk men wear women's underwear on their heads... Oh wait, I didn't have to travel far to see that--it was in Galena, Illinois!

And unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on who you ask, I would much rather do a relaxing vacation, hit a beach, than do a tour. I'm sure places like Ireland and Paris are beautiful, and if I had an all-paid vaca to the destinations, I would go in a heartbeat, but I'm thinking more along the lines of Fiji or Tahiti where they have those little huts built on sticks in the water. Too cool.

But you know, if I could time-travel and do it quickly, I would be totally up for seeing the famous museums, Stonehenge interests me, The Sisteen Chapple (spelled right or wrong? I think wrong), Bethlehem where Jesus' was born, Jerusalem where He died... it would be fun to be able to be in those places, to feel the history behind the stories.

What about you? Where've you been, where do you want to go? And this question's not only for Ramblin' Rose, so please tell me! Also about the nonfiction book. I want to get to know you guys!

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

Are you still wearing really old (but cute) T-shirts from the Gap, like, from two seasons ago or more?

(I am.)

Cmommy said...

Are you prepping for your book tour with these spontaneous questions?!

Gina said...

like the book tour comment - lol ! I actually *do* have a list of questions complete with answers *should* I ever need them :)

As for your question MM - I'm the complete opposite, probably from growing up near the beach but to me it's BORING... I'd much rather wander around Paris any day of the week, nothing better than having dinner then going back to a quaint old romantic hotel gettin a little something and then heading out for a midnight walk in search of coffee at some wonderfully delicious cafe, perhaps even the same one where hemingway often hung out...

as for non-fiction books, I mostly read biographies and the best I've read is the one by Queen Noor of Jordan... she is an incredible person.

g.

domestic_valerie said...

I am a non-fiction junkie. Funny how that works, 'cause I want to write non-fiction. My last favorite book:
Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

And currently I'm reading, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Also love: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

On the summer reading list: The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

Am I a geek or what?

Oh, I'll take a combo of vacation styles...a little sight-seeing, a touch of relaxing, and LOTS OF EATING! That's what the honeymoon was all about...

Fun stuff MM. I have a question: Are you a crafty kind of mom? Crafty in the arts and crafts arena...we all know you're crafty in other areas!

JK said...

Thanks for the visit and the comment :-). And yes, EWWWW!

I'll read and see if I have any questions for you.

LZ Blogger said...

hey..."where drunk men wear women's underwear on their heads... Oh wait, I didn't have to travel far to see that--it was in Galena, Illinois!" and to think that (GALENA,IL) was going to be my next post. Oh well... maybe NOT!

r martini said...

If you HAD to immediately leave your home because of a natural disaster, excluding your family, what three items would you choose to carry with you and why?

Manic Mom said...

r martini--that is very thought-provoking question. First thing that came to mind was my ishuffle, because it's small and it would give me something to do while sitting in the Red Cross-appointed place where hundreds of other people would be crammed into.

The second thing I thought of was I had just transferred my novel onto a CD last night. I would definitely bring that with me.

Thirdly, if I wasn't already wearing them, I would grab my wedding rings. (I wear my original engagement ring on my right hand and an 'upgraded' version my mom gave me on my left hand.)

So, I guess if you look at my choices, and assuming my children were already with me during this natural disaster, you'd find that three things I love most are music, writing, and my husband. Wow, this was a great question, and now I have to get the kids off to school, but I would love to hear from others as to what their top three choices would be.

SHOOT! One more thing--can I bring a spiral notebook and some pens? I would trade that for the ishuffle, definitely.

One good thing about the natural disaster--I'd finally have something to write a memoir about! LOL.

So, what about you guys?!?!?

Manic Mom said...

Melanie--STILL have 'em! Two in fact--my orange one and, let's see, what color is my other one... shoot, now I'll have to go check in my closet... WTF other color is mine?!?!!? I know yours is aquamarine!!

Valerie--NOT crafty AT ALL! In fact, my kids think glitter and glue are two things that ONLY belong at school. The craftiest I get with them is construction paper and a pair of scissors!

BTW, thanks so much for sending me a copy of The Writing Life--I enjoyed it very much!

K said...

How do you keep motivated to continue blogging? I find it so hard sometimes.

Manic Mom said...

K, I don't know. I might quit. Sometimes I wonder why I waste so much time doing this. I guess I love the interaction with interesting new people. And I look at it this way, even if I'm not saying much, at least it gets my mind working in order to write.