When you’re not reading or writing, what do you like to do with your time? I’m boring. I like to eat, watch TV, and then go to the gym to try to repent for my “sins.”
What’s your favorite opening line of a book? I don’t have a “best of times...worst of times” favorite quote. But I do love the opening line of Megan K. Stack’s Every Man in this Village is a Liar. “This memory from childhood is still there: the voices of the adults bounce fretfully, eternally, in rooms that have since been sold or abandoned.”
What word do you love? What word do you detest? I love the word hamburger. (I told you I like to eat!) Okay, okay, I know that’s not what you meant. You want something deeper, but I’m just not that deep. How about beach? I love the noun beach, but I don’t like the verb beach. I also love the word friend, in its truest, deepest form. I hate the word guilty.
What is a little known fact about yourself? I dreamed of becoming a professional water skier...or at least a water ski instructor at Club Med.