Beverly Fox at The Beveled Edge nominated me for a Liebster Award about four weeks ago (yes I am slow). Beverly has tons of cool ideas and brings an energy level in her writing that I envy very much.
I've already received the Liebster once, but since Beverly was kind enough to nominate me, the least I can do is answer her questions!
1) What is the last book you purchased?
Wool by Hugh Howey. I'm about 90% of the way through it right now, and it is completely living up to the hype. It's a very well-spun yarn (sorry).
2) Recall your last dream. What happened?
I was driving to work and cars kept going by me dangerously close. At one point I had to swerve into an alleyway to avoid being hit. It was really frightening me, and then I realised that it was because I was on my bicycle and not in my car. It made me think about how inconsiderate drivers can be to cyclists, and about how much I miss commuting on my bike. (Note that when I worked downtown most of my commute was on dedicated bike paths!)
3) Name something that you do alone that you wouldn't do in front of others.
Um, besides the stuff that we all do by ourselves but not in front of others? [cough] I dance in my living room in the dark. I'm not a very good dancer.
4) Name the last album you purchased.
Your Mind is a Box (Let Us Fill It with Wonder) by Poltergeist. It makes me very, very happy to listen to it.
5) Any scars? If more than one, pick one and tell us how you got it. If none, tell us about your most bone-headed injury.
The scariest scar I have is probably the one on my left thumb. I got it taking the top off a pumpkin to carve a jack o'lantern, and the knife slipped. I'm really lucky I didn't do any nerve damage; the scar is quite deep and goes almost to the bone in some places.
6) Favourite quote?
I collect quotes — in high school I decorated my binders with quotes instead of the usual cartoon doodles and band names. My quote for today is from Donnie Darko:
"If the sky were to suddenly open up, there would be no law, there would be no rule. There would only be you, and your memories — the people you'd loved, and the lives you've touched."
7) Most exotic (your definition) location you've been to?
The farthest away from home I've ever been is Mumbai.
8) If you could meet any famous person from history, who would it be?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. No doubt he would not want to meet me, but I'm enough of a fangirl that meeting him would be enough.
9) What are your nicknames?
I don't really get nicknames. People try to come up with ones for me, and they never really stick. If people complain "Katherine" is too long to say, I tell them to call me "Kat". That's about the closest to a nickname that I ever get.
10) Favorite childhood T.V. show?
The original run of The Muppet Show. To a large extent it still is my favourite TV show. I have the first three seasons on DVD.
11) If you could have a super power, what would you have?
I usually say "teleportation", but today I'm going for "super healing".