Musings on children's and YA literature, the academy, and the relationship between them, from an English professor and mother.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

playing along

Over at Seven Impossible Things... they have an intriguing little contest going, inspired by what looks like a fabulous picture book, Could You? Would You? by Trudy White, also known as the illustrator of The Book Thief. The book poses various intriguing questions, and Eisha at 7Imp chose five of them to play around with. Here they are, with my answers:

  • How would someone find you in a crowd?--I have big hair. And I bounce on my toes when I walk, so even when I'm not taller than the folks in the crowd, I bounce up above them occasionally.
  • If your house had a secret room, what would be in there?--Mmm. Books. And chocolate. And, a comfy chair and wireless and...wait, I'm describing my study! Maybe it would have a secret passage to another world...
  • Where do you like to walk from your house?--The Yarn Lounge.
  • How will you change as you grow up?--I will figure out how to prevent backaches, and I will revel in my crankiness.
  • What sort of animal would you like to be?--I thought I would say a cat: mine looks like she can be comfortable anywhere, and that's a big plus. True, they are not very friendly, but then again when they decide they like you it feels like a big favor. They are discriminating and lovely. But then again, otters look like they have a lot of fun. And elephants, well, they are huge and matriarchal and people get out of their way. This is even harder than the "what's your daemon" question, really--it's not about what represents me, but what I desire. And at the moment my desires appear to be incompatible, so I guess I'll stay human for now.


  1. Ha! I like your answers. I'll be on the lookout for a bouncy-toed woman with big hair next time I'm in a crowd.

  2. "I will revel in my crankiness."


    Thanks for visiting our kicks list. Come back again. These answers were fun to read, too....