Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday 9

(Link in meme-roll)
Best Day of My Life (2013)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song begins by mentioning clouds. Do you see clouds in the sky this fine Saturday?
I see nothing but clouds this not-so-fine Saturday. The sky, she be white.
2) Lead singer Zac Barnett sings that, "Everything is looking up." What are you looking forward to today?
Not much, aside from not having a ton of stuff to do: some laundry, a grocery-shopping trip later, and I'm sure there's NASCAR or something involved cars going fast.
3) 2016 is not yet half over, but what's been your best day so far this year?
I had a couple of dreamlike, just-about-perfect-in-every-way days on the cruise.
4) The members of the group, American Authors, met in college. When is the last time you heard from a school chum? Do you know them from grammar school, high school or college?
I've been talking to a friend from my single-digit years who went to the same after-school babysitter with me back then. It's quite weird that I have literally known her longer than anyone on Facebook aside from family, 46 years. I have another friend from almost as long ago who was my bestie in junior high and high school--though to be clear I met her when we were 6--and then quite a few people from elementary school on through graduate school.
5) One of the all-time best-selling American authors is romance writer Danielle Steele. She's been writing for more than 40 years and has sold more than 800 million books. Have you read any of her work?
I read Palomino in my mom's Good Housekeeping. That was her first book, I think, and as a young teen it was SOOO VERY roMANTic and heartstopping. I loved it. Then I glanced through her books once I started the librarian gig and was professionally appalled at them. Eventually, about 15 years ago, I decided to read whatever one was coming out just to say I'd read a recent one.O . M . G . L'horreur!
6) Have you ever dreamed of being an author?
All the time. Still do. If I'm gonna do it, I should just do it. But I'm terrified because of all the really good books I've read. I don't want to suck.
7) Do you have an e-reader?
I do. It's currently charging. I finished Tami Hoag's latest this morning--really good by the way!
8) American Authors rang in 2016 in Chicago, giving an outdoor concert on New Year's Eve on a stage not far from Lake Michigan. There are 5 Great Lakes in all,including Lake Michigan. Without looking it up, name the other 4.
Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. It's easy once you know the acronym. ;-)
9) Random question: You see photos on Facebook of a dinner party hosted by a friend. You recognize most of the attendees, yet you weren't invited. How do you feel? Left out and angry? Do you wonder what you may have done to offend your friend? Or do you just forget about it and move on?
I'd probably wonder why I wasn't included, but it does sort of depend on the occasion and how close a friend we're talking about. If it were a (for instance) apparently church-wide event at church, I'd be very hurt. If it were a birthday party or something at someone's home...meh, that's fine. I'd miss the cake, but I'm not going to be all pouty about it. Generally, I think I would try to forget I saw the pictures and move on.

6 sweet-talkers :

Kwizgiver said...

I read almost exclusively on my Nook now. In fact, I just ordered a new Glowlight Plus. ;-)

Cat. said...

I started The Name of the Rose on my nook and then realized I'd need the book to write in because there are so freakin' many Latin quotes, and weird English words. My paper copy is FULL of written notes!

The Gal Herself said...

After reading your answer, I think perhaps I should take a cruise!

CountryDew said...

Apparently we have few Danielle Steele fans answering Sat. 9 questions today.

Cat. said...

Gal: If you have lots of money and don't mind hanging out with a LOT of drunk people (or alone on your expensive private balcony)...go for it. I highly recommend it--the staff is incredibly nice ALL THE TIME!

Dew: I used to like her fine, till she turned into a factory.

Zippi Kit said...

The Name of the Rose is an amazing book. Coraggio!

Many authors start with short stories they send to various places. There's a dedicated magazine for that. I think it's called "Z". I don't recommend that one though.

Danielle Steele, yes, the horror!
And, I'm looking up you linked book.

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