Today I have K.S.R. Burns at Traveling With T to talk about #literarycrush and what type of lipstick she would be (crazy, right? #Gottaaskthehardquestions!)
K.S.R. Burn’s book is RULES FOR THE PERPETUAL DIET- maybe after reading the Author Spotlight- you’ll want to check the book out!
If you could choose to be a character in a book- who would you choose?
Ha. Have you ever noticed how much trouble fictional characters are always in? That’s because trouble translates to drama. So I’m not sure I would actually want to be a character in a book. Sounds uncomfortable, potentially dangerous, possibly traumatic. Am I just a wimp? Maybe.
If you were not an author, what would you like to be?
A hermit? Oh wait, that’s the same thing. Hmm. I have always wanted to explore the world. World explorer—is that a job? It probably doesn’t pay much. But then neither does author.
Do you have any #literaryconfessions?
Well, I am tired of memoirs! Why is something good just because it’s “real”? I’m not saying memoirs can’t be good, but I find it significant that when they are, it’s for the same reasons that fiction is good (it’s well written, it has something profound to say about the human condition, etc.). Yet memoirs often seem to get more attention than novels, for no reason other than they really happened. Supposedly.
Do you have a #literarycrush?
Since novels are all about trouble (see question #1), I am fairly sure I would not want to be with a fictional character, romantically speaking. Wait a minute—I forgot about Sherlock Holmes. He’s definitely my kind of sexy. Oh yeah.
Guys with guitars- smoking hot or becoming a cliche?
Guys with guitars have always been hot and always will be. Few things are certain in life, but that is.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Dr. Who. And not the new stylish, relatively hip Dr. Who, but the old television series with the cheesy special effects. And the hilarious costumes. You can just tell that they are using, say, curtains and tea cozies. I also like the fact that the vintage Dr. Who always prevailed with wit and humor, never violence.
Are you a hardback, paperback, or e-book kind of reader?
I will read anything in written form (the dictionary, junk mail, subtitles), so I am probably not a good person to ask. But I confess to loving my e-reader. It’s lightweight, the font can be adjusted, and I can turn pages with one hand. Those are huge advantages, imo. Since I got an e-reader my book purchases have increased tenfold.
What are some of the books in your TBR (To Be Read) list?
The rest of Barbara Pym. That new Anthony Doerr novel, All the Light You Cannot See, interests me and one of these days I will get around to reading it. When I am tired or stressed, I will pick up a Maeve Binchy. I’ve just discovered the amazing short stories of George Saunders. Wowser. And The Rosie Project looks like fun.
You come back after death as a lipstick. What will be your name and color?
This not a color I would ever actually wear but I think a cool ice blue would be fab. It might look good on somebody! I would name it “Sangfroid.” Because, why not?
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T