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99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 1 (Questions 1-10)

Katrin from Land of Candy Canes posted questions from 99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself and asked others to answer as well. Like her, I think 99 questions would be a little ridiculous for one post, so I’m going to break it up into the same parts she did and, also like her, I’ll space those parts out between some other posts so as not to bombard you all. So, here is part 1.

These are some of the books I had acquired in 2012, and this was actually my picture for Photo a Day July 17th for the prompt “Your Addiction” (Links to Photo a Day July 15th-22nd). I finished A Perfect Mess, The Rum Diary, and Junky, am in progress with Escape from Freedom, and have not started the others.

1. What are you addicted to?

Books. I have more books than I can count (on shelves, in boxes in the basement, and even some still at my parents’ house), and I keep buying more. I also have long wishlists on a couple of sites. I will probably never get through all the books I want to read. This year I’m striving to finish at least 30 books. So far I’m at 21.

2. What’s the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

Travel as a stow away to somewhere I can’t afford a ticket like Melbourne, Australia.

3. Pictures or plants in your office?

I don’t have an office. If I did, I would be more likely to have pictures than plants. I kind of have a black thumb. The plant I managed to keep alive the longest was one Tim got me, which you can see at the bottom of this page. I’d had it for about four months at the time of this picture (and I think it died a month or two after that).

4. If you could magically change a part of your body, which one would it be?

My nose was never my favorite thing, so probably that. But if hated it that much, I would have already had it changed. Fun fact: There is a Tumblr dedicated to big noses. This is my submission.

5. Do you know people who would want to have sex with you immediately?

My husband…I might know others who would, but seeing as how I’m married, that’s kind of irrelevant, yeah?

6. How often do you Google yourself?

Occasionally. It’s good to know what’s out there with my name on it. At least for now, the first page that comes up is my Writer Page on Facebook. The second is the notes section of that page where I keep track of publications. (One of these days I’ll get around to adding something similar to this blog).

Like Humans Do

This picture by Nic is one of the photos that comes up on Flickr using ‘depressive’ as a key term. It could illustrate a depressive (a person suffering from or with a tendency to suffer from depression).

7. Have you ever been depressive?

This is worded oddly, where depressive seems to be an adjective. No, I don’t think I am someone “causing feelings of hopelessness, despondency, or dejection” (at least I hope not)…although I suspect that’s not the intent of the question. I think “a depressive” (see left) might come closer to what it seems to really want to know, but that’s not what was asked ;-).

8. What is the most embarrassing thing you can find on the internet about you?

I don’t know…if I thought it was that embarrassing I probably wouldn’t have posted it, and most of what can be found on the internet about me was posted by me. (Although just FYI not everything that comes up under my name is actually about me. As much as people usually think my name is unique, there are actually a few people who share it. In fact, as of now, the third page that comes up in a Google search is the Facebook page of someone a few years younger than me with the same name.)

9. Do you think that time heals all wounds?

I don’t think time alone does, and even time in combination with other factors may not be enough for all wounds, but it does make a difference with many of them.

10. Which words of education of your parents would you never say to your kids?

Hmm. I’m not sure, but since I don’t plan on having kids I’m not gonna bother worrying too much about this one.

I’ll stop here and come back sometime in the future with the next ten questions. If you decide to answer these questions yourself, let me know so I can check out your answers.

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8 Thoughts on “99 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Part 1 (Questions 1-10)

  1. You are such a sweetheart, Amanda! Thanks so much for answering the questions too! It was so much fun to read your responses!

  2. So glad you’re doing these too! It’s fun to see what other people have to say. 🙂 I don’t think I’ll ever have time for all the books I want to read either. So many books, so few hours in the day!

  3. There’s never a thing as too many books. Although now I’m kind of kicking myself for publicly declaring that I will halve my library. The decision as to which books to keep will be so agonising!

    Hehe, and I love your answer to what you’d do first if you were invisible!

    • I don’t know if I could halve my library. I managed to clear out a little over a dozen books I know I’m not going to read again (which I still need to get around to listing on eBay or something) and I suspect there are maybe a dozen more that I won’t mind parting with once I read through them, but that’s nowhere near half my library lol.

      Thanks 🙂

  4. I love to read too! I’ve managed to get rid of a lot of my physical books. I’ve moved a lot and eventually I realized how many boxes of books I was moving. I was one of those people who was reluctant to move to an e-reader but once I did I loved it..so much easier when traveling! I have a hard time going back and re-reading books, so I was not too heartbroken. I really like using Goodreads to keep track of what I’ve read and what I want to read.

    • We’ve moved three times in the last couple of years, and every time I think, “This is a lot of books” as I unpack. Fortunately the last couple times it’s been military movers who’ve gotten to carry them all inside. I have managed to pull together one box to get rid of, but by the time we go to the next place I’ll probably have just as many as I had before. I have an e-reader and I use it sometimes, but I usually don’t buy books for it unless they’re a lot cheaper than the physical ones. There are a lot of books I don’t think I’ll reread (and those are the ones I part with when I’m slimming down the collection) but there are a lot, mostly nonfiction, that I end up going back to a lot for references, so I’m glad to have physical books for that. I like Goodreads also, although I use it more to track what I’ve already read than what I want to read.

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