Who am I? My name is Annie Hawthorne, and here in my domicile I’ll be sharing about two of my passions: reading and writing. I’ve been doing both since I was knee-high to a toadstool, and I can’t wait to have book discussions with all of you, share the occasional article on Life, fangirl over favorite characters and talk Plot and “kill your darlings.”
In honor of my blog launch, I thought perhaps a modest party was in order (always be ready to celebrate something, humans) and so… *pause for effect* …bookish tag, bookish giveaway, and interviews! The party lasts a week, so feel free to drop in at any time for coffee, tea, cake, and a handful of chocolate chips. The doorbell is always available (but don’t expect me to answer after midnight. Wrens need sleep too).
The Bookish Tag (if you don’t have a blog, you’re more than welcome to answer in the comments!)
1. What was the last book you read, and would you recommend it?
2. Describe the perfect reading spot.
3. Favorite book beverage? Tea? Coffee? Hot chocolate? Tears of your readers?
4. Share favorite quotes from four books.
5. What is your most loved fantasy read? Dystopia? Contemporary? Sci-fi? Classic?
6. List three authors you’ve collected the most books from.
7. What are your thoughts on magic in literature?
8. What types of book covers capture your imagination most strongly? Feel free to include images.
9. Mention the first book character that comes to mind. Elaborate on this.
10. Do you lend out your books? Or is that the equivalent to giving away your babies?
International giveaway: Steal Like An Artist from the Book Depository, a sample of peppermint tea from Adagio Teas, and chocolate! Which makes me wish I could win my own giveaway…. ah, well, here be a linky to the special pressies: a Rafflecopter giveaway
I like to imagine Curious Wren as similar to one of those old, old houses you read about in books — all haphazard lighting, and Enormous Library, and pictures of the Ancestor Who Discovered Middle-earth, and hidden doors, and unexpected windows and tiny staircases, and trees with branches right up to the windowsills, and the aroma of gingerbread throughout. So why don’t you explore and get a feel for the place? The spiders here are friendly. Ish. And if there’s any banging, never fear, it’s only my characters trying to escape.
Thanks so much for dropping by, check out the fun interviews over the next few days if you so wish, and don’t forget to introduce yourself in the comments!