I got some questions, so here are my answers:
Someone from history you’d like to have lunch with – I have an irrational (or maybe rational) uneasiness when it comes to famous people (I'm assuming someone from history was meant by someone famous.I mean, it would be weird if I said a 12 year old urchin from the time of The Black Plague) I don’t want to meet any, dead or alive, as I’m sure meeting them in person would make me dislike them. Well, maybe dislike is a harsh term. I have an idea of them in my head, and that idea would be ruined knowing for certain that they fart and pick their nose and differing views to me on escalators or eating cereal with ice-cream. I much prefer my celebs to be mostly made up of what I see on the screen/ or read in books and my imagination. So in terms of someone to have lunch with….I’m going to pick my two grandfathers. They both died before I was born, and I’ve always been slightly envious of anyone with a grandfather. It would make my day to meet them, and take them down to the pub for a nice steak and veg counter lunch.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is an amazing book. I’ve read it a couple of times, and each time the last line send chills down my spine. I am so looking forward to the movie. In fact, I'm probably looking forward to the movie too much, and I will be bitterly disappointed.
I’d say Good Omens is a given.
Non-fiction wise there's an amazing book called “The Killer of Little Shepherds” by Darren Starr which is about the birth of Forensics in France in the 1800’s. (It’s a true story, and Arthur Conan Doyle based Sherlock off the lead forensics guy) Just reading about the level of dedication those men had to learn about decomposition of bodies, and how to do mug shots and finger prints is absolutely fascinating.
Agatha Christie’s “And then there were none” (Which will always be called “Ten Little Niggars” in my head.) is my absolute favourite of hers. No matter how many times I read it, I still don't see the killer as being obvious even though I know who it is.
“The Science of Superheroes” by Robert E. Weinberg - this guy has written about all the sueprhoeros you know (Superman, Spiderman, Batman, The Flash) and applied real physics to their abilities, to see if them and their feats are actually possible. I re-read that one every year.
What's on your bucket list? I don’t have many on my bucket list. I don’t like the idea of having a list that I’m either never going to finish and die feeling inadequate about, or finishing everything on the list and then wondering what to do next. Also, I have no interest in doing any of the usual sky-diving or back-packing across Europe or eating weird food while cycling through Vietnam. I’m a bit boring like that. The one thing on my list is to go to the West End and see a musical and a proper play(or as I like to call them, a musical and a non-musical). Actually, that’s all that I have that would be on my bucket list. No, that's a lie. I would like to go to San Diego Comic Con one day. My dream is to get to my long service leave at my job, take 2 months off and do a road trip through the US with friends and end up at Comic Con.
What would be your first action as leader of the universe First edict as supreme leader of the universe – only one??? Well that’s just impossible. Right now, my first edict would be to eliminate speakerphones. Jeebus Christ when you work in a cubicle, you have no privacy, and no one needs to hear both sides of your conversation. There’s one girl in my area who’s renowned for it, and I am so tempted to ring when number when I know she’s not there, and leave a rather graphic and embarrassing message pretending to be from a health clinic. I’m sure that would stop her from using speaker phone for at least a week. I have a heap of others, which deserve their own post. I shall think on them some more and get them out of my brain and onto paper/computer screen.