Tuesday, 21 February 2012


So I've been rubbish at blogging the last few months, but I've got some reviews planned for the next few weeks/days to make up for the loss. So, to kick it all off, I was tagged in Laura's Blog http://scatteredfigments.blogspot.com/ for a little game so I thought I'd answer these 11 questions.

The Rules 
1. Answer the eleven questions that were asked of you by the person who tagged you
2. Make up eleven new questions and tag eleven new people to do the meme! 
3. Let them know you tagged them!

Question 1
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
As my blogs are usually about books/performance reviews, it's usually because I've got a strong opinion about them. Some I love, some I hate, but it's always nice to think back over what I thought and write it down articulately... even if its only for my own benefit.

Question 2
Who is your favourite literary hero or heroine and why?
I'm going to have to be useless and give more than one answer. When I was a child, the answer was without a doubt Sarah from Francis Burnett Hodges A Little Princess, because she's just so brave! For some reason, despite the horrible things that happen to her, I still wanted to be her, with her amazing imagination. She was basically the driving force which kept me from giving up during some pretty harsh periods in school.
Lately I love the Daughter/Servant/Mistress of the Empire novels by Feist and Wurts. You see Mara grow from a small, terrified girl who must take on the mantle of Lady of the Acoma into the most powerful political figure in the land... and it's all done through intelligence. Plotting, trading, allegiances and pacts. She suffers terrible tragedy and huge victory, and whilst she starts fighting purely for family honour, in the end she is fighting for the reformation of an entire society.
It's a pretty kick-ass story :)

Question 3 
Who is your favourite villain?
President Snowe from the Hunger Games is amazingly creepy and manipulative, possibly more so because we know very little about him and never see him take any evil actions, only view their consequences. Similarly with 1984's Big Brother... everyone could be the villain.
Also, Iago from Shakespeare's Othello. A more brilliant conniving and manipulative character has never been written.

Question 4
If you ever wrote your autobiography, what would the title be and why?
"I know how to spell intelligent" or maybe just "valley girl". I feel like they both give a pretty good summary of me.

Question 5
If you could choose any famous figure (dead or alive, past or present) to spend a day with, who would it be and why?
Nathan Fillion (from Firefly, Buffy, castle etc...)
I'm sure I can think of some ways to pass the time...

Question 6
As a kid, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
I'm still not grown up, lets face it. For a while I wanted to be a princess (don't we all) but then I wanted to become a marine biologist so I could be like Jesse from Free Willy. Then my dad told me most marine biologists mainly work on plankton... from a lab... from a distance... :(

Question 7
What are you most looking forward to in 2012?
Living in Cardiff next year! It's going to be awesome :)

Question 8
What happened in the last dream you had? 
It was the opening night of The Night of the Hunter (review to follow) and I had a bit of a nightmare where I had gone to see it with some bully's from Maesteg Comp and one of the girls started heckling the actors and then punched one of them in the eye. It was very upsetting...

Question 9
Do you have any bad habits that you're willing to admit to?
Where to start... I bite my nails, I'm annoyingly nagging about certain places being clean and I have a tendency to leave clothes scattered around my room.

Question 10
What was the worst job you ever had and what made it so bad?
I've never had a bad job (aren't I lucky!)
however on one particularly bad shift in a pub, a guy yelled at me because he'd ordered a burger and it was made of beef, which he apparently couldn't eat for religious reasons. Essentially he didn't read the menu properly (where it said BEEF burgers in very big letters) and so shouted at me for ten minutes... grrrr.....

Question 11
Are you a practical person or a bit of a daydreamer? 
Bit of both, if I'm remotely bored I will drift of very quickly into nonsense land where I'm usually a) on some epic adventure or b) drinking a pot of tea. I will step up if there's something practical that needs doing though, whether it be fixing the electrics or cleaning the kitchen, I will get it done very fast if I set myself to it.

That's my answers done so I'm going to ask
1. If you could have your dream job, what would it be?
2. Where is your favourite place in the world (and no, your bed is not an answer)?
3. If you could have a superpower, what would you pick? (and remember, you have to live with the consequences..)
4. what is your singular favourite outfit that you adore above everything else you own?
5. What is your favourite sandwich?
6. Your most hated novel and why?
7. What would be your luxury item on a desert island? (you know the rules, no speed boats etc...)
8. Shoot, marry, shag - Russel Brand, Johnny Vegas, Justin Beber
9. Would you rather go without music or movies?
10. If you had to limit yourself to one drink for the rest of your life, what would you pick?
11. What is the most expensive item you've ever bought?

and I'm tagging 

So that's what Catrin Says today...


  1. OMG Point 1: Nathan Fillion is MINE! Back off bi-atch!

    OMG Point 2: I can;t wait to see Donald Sutherland as President Snowe. Brilliant casting!

  2. Interesting Shakey/HG fact: President Snowe's first name is Coriolanus. Appropriate much?