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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.