Jan 20 2019

Sunday Stealing for Ravenclaws

Sunday Stealing welcome mat image for blog hop

Host Bev Sykes of sundaystealing.blogspot.com and the blog “Funny the World”.
Welcome to Sunday Stealing.
This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first – Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!

Questions from the Ravenclaw Ask Game

1. Do you have a passion project? What is it?

Right now, my passion is all wrapped up on the book I have up for pre-sale, and the upcoming A to Z Challenge!

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier
Writing Book Reviews As An Author by @JLenniDorner

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2. How many languages can you speak?

Technically none. I can understand a some, read a few more, and use basic French Belgian Sign Language (French: Langue des signes de Belgique francophone; LSFB). I’m a mute.

3. What was the last book you read?

I need to write a review yet, but I just finished The Fae Realm by Ronel Janse van Vuuren. It was good.

4. Where in the world would you most like to visit?

I want to have dinner at Armando al Pantheon in Rome. (Italy) It’s on my bucket list.

5. Top 5 fictional characters?

  • Heath (My character, from Fractions of Existence)
  • Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicle
  • Mark Watney from The Martian
  • Mary Anne from the Baby-Sitters Club (I know, I know. Shut up.)
  • Dani Finklemeier from Self-Help 101 or: How I Learned to Take Over the World Through Tolerating My Family

6. Something you miss from your childhood?

The simpleness and ease, not knowing how much I wasn’t responsible for and didn’t have to care about.

7. What skill do you wish you had?

The ability to “MacGyver” a pile of scrap into a useful tool.

8. Tell us an interesting fact

There’s an algorithm on a site where sales don’t define promotion opportunities, the number of reviews does.

9. What was your favourite subject in school?


10. Favourite planet?

Well, I’ve only been to Earth, so… Uranus, which was once called George. (Hey, that’s fun fact number two.)

11. Which historical figure fascinates you and why?

I don’t know that any of them do, because they turn out to be real people with flaws and let you down.

12. Favourite mythical creature?


13. Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?

You could say that. Others just call it a more accurate version of history. But, hey, burn enough proof and kill enough people who disagree, and you really can write history any way you see fit.

14. What is your favourite word?


15. Do you have any obsessions right now?

I had a thing for Google Tasks last month. But I find I need more than one to-do list at a time. Today, this weekend, this week, this month, this quarter, this year… So that obsession is already waining. I think I’m looking for a new obsession.

16. Do you play any instruments?

Not very well.

17. What’s your worst habit?

Forgetting to charge electronics.

18. Do you have a collection of anything?

rocks and sticks

19. What’s your biggest ‘what if’?

Remember the movie Avatar? What if the Native Americans were never conqured?

20. What is your favourite fairy tale?

The Ugly Duckling

21. Have you ever dyed your hair? Is there a colour you’d like to dye it?

Not my thing.

22. If you could learn one language overnight, which would you choose?

ASL, or maybe some dead language that no one knows and museums and such would pay me piles of money to translate their artifacts.

23. What’s the most useless thing you know how to do?

Hitch a horse to a buggy.

24. What’s the most important change that should be made to your country’s education system?

I’m torn between wanting the current secretary to be tossed out or answering that it should be funded as if it is as important as the military. Only one of those changes might happen in my lifetime, to be honest. ‘Merica.


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  1. Oh yes! What if the Native Americans were never conquered! I love it! It is so messed up that they were treated so badly. Loved your answers! Have a nice day!

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    1. Yes. What if the Europeans got here and noticed the people outlived them and said, “Maybe we should learn from these people.” Instead of saying, “They are all going to outlive us and then kill the children. Quick! Get the smallpox blankets.”

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    • Bev on January 20, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    George? Really? I never knew that!
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    1. Yes. The person who found it was going to name it after King George. But it was decided that it should be named after a Greek god instead, like the other planets. Except for Earth, because we have no idea who named it that, or when, or why.
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  2. Is that the new A to Z logo? Love it! Mark Watney was great in Martian! I can watch that movie anytime. Nice answers here!

    1. It’s one of the three. They’re all up on the A to Z page.
      The Martian is a great book, too. Taters. LOL.
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    • 勝美 on January 20, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    I can never get the horse to walk backwards.

    1. It’s a skill, no doubt.
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  3. Loved those answers… and the questions!

    Looking forward to reviewing some of these A-Z books next month. I hope they’re quick reads, though.
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    1. Thanks! Yeah, should be a fun month.
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