The Interview Game
1 -- Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.
2 -- I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
3 -- You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
4 -- You'll include this explanation.
5 -- You'll ask other people five questions when they wan't to be interviewed.
1)If you could recommend one book to a friend what would it be and why?
I think I would recommend The Jungle by Upton Sinclair; looking back I think it has made the biggest impact on my life of any book I have ever read. I also know it has impacted a lot of other people, many of them have become vegetarians, luckily for me even the filth of the meat packing industry in the early 1900's couldn't do that for me. Instead, it helped me decide that I REALLY wanted to be an English professor and work with books like this one that could enact a lot of social change. For those who aren't familiar with the novel, it follows the story of several Russian immigrants who move to Chicago during the late 1910's or early 1920's and it details the greed and corruption that surround the industry there, along with the horrible living and working conditions faced by those on the outside of the circle of greed and corruption.
A close second recommendation would probably be 1984 by George Orwell, whom I just recently named my stuffed woolly mammoth after (I named him Orwell, not George!)
2)What flavor of ice cream would you be and why?
Well I was going to say that I would be my favorite flavor, which is chocolate mint chip, but the truth is I'm kind of boring and I would probably just be plain ole vanilla, or maybe I am a little too sophisticated for that; hmm I will compromise and say I would be French Vanilla!
3)If you could live in any where in the world where and why?
Well, I just bought a house here in Richmond that I love so I guess here, but if money were no issue, I think I might want to live in either Greece or Spain in a small village away from everything but fresh produce and little cobblestone streets. I like the idea of being away from everything and all the hustle and bustle gets tiring.
My next choice would be New York, New York, polar opposite I know, but I really love the city. It has soo much to offer.
4)Do you think Draco is redeemable and why?
Maybe. I think from a logistical standpoint it depends upon how much effort J. K. Rowling wants to put into the character and that I fear isn't much. As his character stands now he is certainly poised for change, removed from the influence of his father, I think Draco will see things much differently. Plus, I think he enjoys power too much to ever be a Death Eater. I also do believe people can change, start to see that what they have been told isn't always the only reality available to them, but most people don't want to. I see little evidence that Draco is unhappy with things as they are now, but we really see that starting to change at the end of book 5, so I think the possibility exists. Do I personally think that Rowling will do it? No, sorry! (ducks for cover!)
5)Which Hogwart’s founder would you be and why?
Helga Hufflepuff, loyal and true, helpful and kind, all qualities I would like to be remembered for, even if I don't display them all the time.
I know in Order of the Phoenix we hear the Sorting Hat say that she accepts "the rest" which makes it seem like she kind of took the leftovers, but I don't believe that is true; the Hufflepuffs we have seen have been good characters and not at all stupid or boring.
By the way, if I were sorted I know I would be in Hufflepuff, if nothing else I would ask the Sorting Hat to put me there!