Friday, May 14, 2010

Through a Lense II: Juju



This week on Through a Lense we're looking at Juju from Tales of Whimsy

Do you have character crushes?
Tons! Here is just a few: Jacob from the Twilight series, Peeta from The Hunger Games series, Tamani from Wings series, Ian from The Host, Ten from Meridian, and Silas from The Husband Tree

If you could be any book character, who would you be?
Hermione = she is brilliant and gets the guy

If you could live in a fictional world, where would you live?
The magical town of Sugar Maple in Barbara Bretton's book Casting Spells and Laced with Magic

If you were organizing an exhibit of book covers, which ones would you show?
Wow good question. Got an hour? I would love to do categories of book covers (whimsical, sexy, edgy, romantic, water, etc) but I will name just a few of my favorite covers from books I have read:


Ever been scared/freaked out by a book villain?
All the time. I am a super dooper major chicken. *squawk*

Is there a book/series that everyone seems to have read but you?
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris; I'm on a vampire diet right now so I'm sure I will try it some day.

What book makes you cry?
There is this one scene in The Red Umbrella that made me weep the other day.

What book makes you laugh?
The way dogs were handled in Elsewhere still makes me laugh when I think about it.

Have you ever been unable to finish a book?
All the time. Life is too short to read bad books so if I really can't get into something I move on.

What books did you like when you were a kid?
Sweet Valley High and The Chronicles of Narnia oooo and I used to love the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series

When is your favorite time to read? Favorite place?
Time? When I first get home. Place? In bed.

Any cool/funny reading habits or quirks?
Only that I have to have silence. I envy people who can read on planes.

If you could hang out with any author for a day, it would be...
Stephenie Meyer. I love her work and she seems so cool and down to earth. Plus I need to learn more about the possible Host trilogy.

If you could adapt a book/series into a movie, it would be
hands down The Dark Divine. But I want to be casting director, k?

What is your favorite word?
Serendipity = it is pretty, whimsical, and full of hope.

One word answers for...
Bestsellers? Congratulations
Book blogs? Love
Vampires? Diet
Science fiction? Sometimes
Classics? Occasionally
Harry Potter? Scar

If you could recommend one book to everyone what would it be?
The Giver by Lois Lowry

Thanks, Juju! I'd probably pick Stephenie, too - she does seem so nice and normal. And nice picks on the cover exhibit - every time I see Sea Change I always think that's Rob Pattinson on the cover :P


If you'd like to be featured on THROUGH A LENSE just drop a comment or send me an email!

27 shout-outs!:

Elie said...

Hi JuJu. What a great interview. I have to have silence too!

Cara! said...

This is a great interview! I'm new to your blog, and wanted to tell you how much I love it! Anyway, I think this is a great way to hear about blogs I might not have gotten to otherwise.

-Cara

Susan said...

Fun - I just discovered Juju and love her blog. I'm really enjoying your blog as well (which I found through the Hop). I'll be back!

Adriana said...

Fun interview!
I also haven't read the Sookie Stackhouse series although I really want to. I've read Elsewhere, but I seriously don't remember the dogs...? The Giver is such an amazing book, I've read it so many times. :D

Sara said...

Aww love it! I definitely agree about recommending The Giver to anyone, it's one of my favorites. And I used to love Sweet Valley Twins, I've read just about all of them. I love this feature Amelia! :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Yah Amelia! This was awesome and so much fun. Thank you for featuring me :)

Sarah (Book Reviews from Inside an Igloo) said...

Great post Amelia and Juju!! :)
Amelia I'd love to be featured in one of these :) haha

Amelia said...

sounds great, Sarah! I've emailed you :))

alitareads said...

Great interview! I love JuJu's blog :)

Lua said...

Great interview!! “Vampires? Diet” I loved it- this one made me laugh! :)

Darlyn said...

I always want to be Hermione!Nice interview!

chelleyreads said...

lovely covers and i love hermione too. and i haven't read any of the sookie novels either. great interview juju! i enjoyed reading it and learning more about you :)

Missy B. said...

I can't read on planes either!

Also, Sea Change is one of my favorite covers as well!

Awesome interview....

Cherry said...

I so need to look into Barbara Bretton's books Casting Spells and Laced with Magic if the world building is that good!

itsJUSTme said...

Hey hey Juju! Nice interview.

YAY! Sugar Maple!
I tried the first Sookie book and while I didn't hate it, I also didn't love it.
I have never read The Giver, I have held it in my hands several times so maybe I should actually read it sometime.

Nice Blog, I will have to put this into my favorites.

Miel Abeille said...

What a great idea! I love learning more about fellow bloggers. And I love Juju, so thank you!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Great interview! I have "The Giver" in my TBR pile and this reminds me I should absolutely read it soon!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Kay: I can't wait to see what you think.

Miel, Darlyn, Lua, Alita, Sara, Susan, Ellie, and Chelley: Thank you so much for your comments :)

itsJUSTme: Super Maple :) Whoot!

Cherry: Its just so fun and cute. To live in a modern day town with vamps, fairies, and shapeshifters.

Missy: Yah! I'm not alone. *high five* on Sea Change.

Adriana: Write me and I'll tell you all about it :) (suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com)

StephTheBookworm said...

Fun interview! Sweet Valley books were the best! lol

blueicegal said...

yay awesome interview!! Juju we picked the same girl, you'll see what i mean next week, keep up the great work Amelia!

Teresa said...

Fantastic interview. I'm one of juju's followers and will be following you.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Great interview. I loved those Sweet Valley High books too. Read the hell out of them.

The Book Owl said...

Wonderful interivew. I always think it's Rob Pattinson when I see the cover too!! I always wondered if other people noticed that...

The1stdaughter said...

I LOVE this feature! Such great questions and of course such a great guest!Just love Juju! My hubby's favorite series as a kid was the Choose Your Own Adventure Books, and I had never even heard of them until I met him. And I definitely agree, I'd love to site down and actually chat with Stephenie Meyer, such a neat lady!

christa @ mental foodie said...

what a fun interview! :) Love the questions (and the answers :)

pirate penguin said...

I love Juju! She's such a sweetheart :)

And I'm with her on digging up more info for The Host trilogy. I need more Ian O'Shea plz!

This is fun! Could I be featured as well? ^^

Allie said...

Great interview!

I would love to do this!

 
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