Life According to Literature (2021)

Saw this on Paula Light’s website, My Book Life, and thought I’d give it a try. Original challenge is linked here.

(THE RULES: Using only books you have read during the last year (2021), answer these questions. Try not to repeat a book title. These answers don’t have to be true, but they just need to make (some kind of) sense!  I’ll do my best.)

Describe yourself: Birds, Art, Life by Kyo Maclear

How do you feel? The Woman They Could Not Silence, by Kate Moore

Describe where you currently live: Out of the Shadows, by Timea Nagy, Shannon Moroney

If you could go anywhere, where would it be? Mayhem at the Happy Valley Motor Inn and Resort, by Linda Noyes

Favourite form of transportation: The Art of Falling, by Danielle McLaughlin

Your best friend is: Ragged Company, by Richard Wagamese

You and your friends are: Good Eggs, by Rebecca Hardiman

What’s the weather like? The Children’s Blizzard, by Melanie Benjamin

What is the best advice you have to give? Taking the Leap, by Pema Chodron

Thought for the Day: Know My Name, by Chanel Miller

How would I like to die: The Nature of Fragile Things, by Susan Meissner

My soul’s present condition: 3,096 Days in Captivity, but Natasha Kampusch

A fear: A New Kind of Monster, Timothy Appleby

Life in lockdown was: Featherhood, by Charlie Gilmour

In high school I was: Rage, by Jerry Langton

People might be surprised by: My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite

I will never be: His Only Wife, by Peace Adzo Medie

My fantasy job is: Finding the Mother Tree, by Suzanne Simard

At the end of a long day, I need: The Glitter in the Green, by Jon Dunn

I hate being: Abandoned, by Geesch Jacobsen

Wish I had: Secrets of Watercolor, by Joe Garcia

My family reunions: Fight Night, Miriam Toews

At a party you’d find me with: A Sister’s Tale, by Beth Powning

I’ve never been to: The Prison Book Club, by Ann Walmsley

A happy day includes: Doodles Unleashed, by Traci Bautista

Motto I live by: The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel van der Kolk, M. D.

On my bucket list is: Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

In my next life, I want: Pluck, Donna Morrissey

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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