11 Question Meme

I haven’t done one of these in a while! Melody tagged me with some fun questions, so I’m playing along. 🙂 I will skip the tagging part, though – but would love to see your answers to these questions in the comments or on your own blog.

1. Who’s your idol? It can be anyone and doesn’t have to be a celebrity or a public figure.
Wow – right off the top with a difficult question! I don’t know if I would use the word “idols,” but there are definitely some people I admire a lot. First one to jump to mind is author Lisa Samson, who writes very real, down-in-the-dirt Christian fiction, and is honest about her struggles with depression.

2. If you could be someone famous, who would you like to be?
Actually, I think I would really, really hate being famous. I don’t like crowds. I wouldn’t mind having the money that goes along with fame, though – I can think of some really cool things to do with it! If I was famous, I would hope it would be because I wrote something amazing – so I’ll pick J.K. Rowling. She’s got the fame and enough money to hire really good security. 🙂

3. What are your favourite TV shows or movies?
TV Shows: Psych, Burn Notice, Chuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, NCIS
Movies: Braveheart, When Harry Met Sally, You’ve Got Mail, The King’s Speech
(There are a ton more, but those are the ones that jumped to mind first.)

4. Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Why?
If you’re talking books, then Harry Potter – only because I haven’t read the entire LOTR trilogy. If you’re talking films, I’ll have to go with LOTR. Even though I enjoy the Harry Potter movies, I don’t think they really do the books justice.

5. Popcorn. Sweet or salty? Why?
Both at the same time – kettle corn! Because why choose between two wonderful things?

6. Facebook or Twitter? Why?
Facebook. While I do use Twitter occasionally, I find it moves too quickly most of the time for me to really get involved in the conversations. Plus there is a LOT of drama on Twitter.

7. What are your pet peeves?
People who take out every grumpy mood on everyone they come into contact with – especially if they work in public service. People who are closed-minded. People talking on their cell phones loudly in a public place. People who say, “I don’t have time to read books!” as if that is a character quality to be admired.

8. Where do you like to go on a vacation?
I love Victoria, BC. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, but I love that city – it feels very European. If I could choose anywhere to go, though, I would choose Ireland. That’s my dream. Someday.

9. Your most wonderful memories you had last year.
Definitely finding our new church! Plus celebrating one year of Natalie’s Crohn’s disease being in remission.

10. What’s your favourite holiday?
Thanksgiving. Because you have all the together-ness of Christmas without the stress of gifts.

11. Finally, I couldn’t resist asking a bookish question: Would you read a book which has received lots of hype and positive reviews, even though the storyline isn’t what you like to read?
Yes, I’d probably give it a try. I did that with The Passage and ended up loving it! If it was graphic horror or a self-help book, though, I’d give it a pass.

Fun questions, Melody – thanks for tagging me!

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12 Responses to 11 Question Meme

  1. Melody says:

    Thanks for playing, Carrie! Enjoyed reading your answers!!

  2. Sheila (Book Journey)
    Twitter: bookjourney

    I agree on the popcorn…. yum!!!! Great answers!

  3. bermudaonion (Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion

    I don’t think I would like being famous either. I hope you make it to Ireland soon.

  4. stacybuckeye says:

    We have quite a but in common. Thanksgiving is my fave holiday, love Psych and Castle and watch Harry and Sally often and When Yo’ve Got Mail when it’s on tv. Thanks to by husband I’ve seen Braveheart more times than I can really remember 🙂

  5. Oh, you should have answered my questions. I’ve been asking people whether they would choose Ireland, Italy or Australia and not many people say “Ireland”. Kind of surprising. I hope you make it there, someday! Vancouver is on my wish list of places to go.

    Fun answers! The Passage really surprised me, too. And, I recently read a book that was hyped like crazy because the author is so nice (A Good American). I did like it. So, you never know. Hype doesn’t always ruin the read.

    Love your pet peeves, especially about the one about people acting like not having time to read means they are somehow more important than people who do. Often, it just means they watch more TV.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Nancy – exactly! When someone says that they don’t have time to read, I’m always tempted to ask, “Well, do you have time to watch TV?”

  6. Kathleen says:

    Great meme and I have to say I really love #10…so true!