Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BBAW: Meet Tasha

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If you could travel anywhere inside a book - which book would it be any why? That's a difficult question! I would love to live in Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. That would be kick-ass. I also always thought it would be fun to visit Narnia.

Your favorite novel is Jane Eyre, do you like/read modern adaptations or retellings of this classic novel?  I have read a few adaptions/retellings. Jane by April Linder was pretty good (Rochester is a rock star--gotta love that). You can find a list of the Jane Eyre adaptations I've read here:http://heidenkind.blogspot.com/2012/01/jane-eyre-approximately.html 

You have a quite a few recipes of cocktails on your tumblr - do you have a favorite drink? There are a lot of drinks I really enjoy, but sidecars are probably my favorite.
You have a section for Art and Art History posts - do you have a favorite artists/work of art? Some of my favorite artists are JMW Turner, Edouard Manet (both of whom I've "interviewed" on my blog), Remedios Varo, and Giorgio de Chirico. I wouldn't say I have a single favorite work of art, but I love John Singer Sargent's Street in Venice, and seeing Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Donatello's Mary Magdalene were incredible experiences.
Besides Harry Potter, do you have a book (or series) that you think people will be still reading in 100 years? Hard to say. It's difficult to image Twilight will still be as popular in 100 years as it is now, but you never know. It could happen! As for adult novels, I honestly couldn't even guess.

What is the best book you've read so far this year? Best as in most enjoyable, or best as in most well-written? :p I've read a few really good books this year. I think my favorites were The Man In Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. I also really liked The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton.

What do you enjoy most about blogging? Probably just the chance to socialize with other people who like books. I also really like writing and blogging gives me a creative outlet, especially the drinks blog.

It was great to meet you Tasha! Go over to her blog and leave a comment!

7 comments:

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

Great interview. Here I thought I knew tasha, and I've never even have heard of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini.....

Anachronist said...

I loved that interview as well! I must read that Scaramouche novel, you know!

Ryan said...

Tasha is amazing and one of my favorite bloggers. I'm so glad a Mary Roberts Rinehart book is still on her list of favorites for the year.

Tasha B. said...

Thanks for the interview, Jennifer!

Memory said...

Every time Tasha mentions sidecars, I think of Grandmere from the Princess Diaries series. :) I've gotta try one someday.

yabooknerd said...

@memory - Me too! That's the first thing I thought of :)

Joy said...

Fun interview! Botticelli's Birth of Venus is on my short list of art I most want to see in person.
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