Friday, October 18, 2013

10 From 100- A Profile of Canadian Book Challenge participant PUSS REBOOTS

John's Preamble: This month I've decided to feature a Canadian Book Challenge participant hailing from south of the border, in California. It's interesting. Despite my predominately Canadian focus and the Canadian Book Challenge, the majority of my visitors are still American. We are America's ball cap after all, so I understand the fascination! Sarah has been with us for 4 years (blogging under the name Puss Reboots) and even designed last year's Jeff Lemire inspired logo. Let's get to know her a little better...

10 FROM 100

1. What is your history of pet ownership?
As a child I had a series of hamsters — all named Peaches, and a tank of guppies. There were two dogs, a terrier with an attitude, named Gus, and a Springer spaniel who was a complete sweetheart named Sonny. And there's been a lifetime of cats: Maxwell Smart, Lady, Scamp, Oreo, Marmalade and my current two: Caligula and Tortuga.

2. Are you a summer or winter person?
I'm a rain person. In California, rain means winter, but I also like summer rain. I also like fog. It's probably due to a lifetime of living near the coast.

3. After photos, what is the next material item you would try and rescue from a house fire?
When I was younger I painted. I have about three dozen acrylics and oil paintings from those years. I would like to save those.

4. Ocean or mountains? Both. I live in California. To the west, I have the Pacific Ocean. Inland, I have my choice of mountains.

5. What was your favourite book read for this or a previous Canadian Book Challenge? My most recent favourite is Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks. I haven't posted a proper review but I did post some photos of my favourite pages.

6. Are your Canadian Book Challenge choices pre-picked and are you following any theme?
I read and review more than three hundred books a year. If I see a book fits the challenge, I toss it into my to be read list but that's that extent of my planning.

7. Have you finished the Canadian Book Challenge in previous years?
I've finished it every year I've participated.

8. Do you shop for books online?
 I have a local bookshop where I purchase books. Normally what happens is I decide I want to buy a book. I look it up on their website and then I email in my order. That saves me from having to use my credit card or pay for shipping.

9. What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
If a compilation counts, then it's the The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (at just shy of 1800 pages). If it's a complete novel, then it's Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (1463 pages).

10. What is more important to you: discovering new authors or sticking with old favourites? It's a mixture. Mostly my goal is to read as many books off my wish list as possible. As it's currently over 1000 titles, that's enough of a goal.


Perogyo said...

Now that's prolific reader!

Sarah, I wonder if you are one of the types of readers who always reads to the end of the book no matter what?

Luanne said...

300 a year! IWow!

Luanne said...

300 a year! IWow!

Jules said...

Yikes 300 a year? How do you do it? Love the life time of pets, they're always with us even after they leave, and sounds like you had/have a good batch.

pussreboots said...

I have no problem leaving a book unfinished. I don't follow a specific rule (say 50 pages) but I will stop when the book is no longer working for me.

How do I do 300+ a year? I don't watch much television and I listen to audio books in the car.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'd love to do 300 books a year :)