August 3, 2012

Top 10 with Author J. Naomi Ay

Author J. Naomi Ay has stopped by the blog today to take part in my Top 10. Her book is  The Boy who Lit up the Sky (The Two Moons of Rehnor).

After a thousand years of war, the Mishnese and Karupta have made peace by wedding the Mishnese Princess Royal to the Karupta Crown Prince. Their son whose birth was foretold ten centuries ago is destined to rule the entire planet and end the wars forever. But the Princess and the baby have died during childbirth or so it was said. In the meantime, a strange half-breed infant boy is left at an orphanage with a purse full of gold coins. The Boy who Lit up the Sky follows the early years of Senya from the streets of Old Mishnah, to the Palace of Mishnah and from there to Karuptani where he is taught to live off the land and fight for that which is his. Along the way, he finds the Human girl who unbeknownst to her, shares his important destiny.

1. guilty pleasure? Napping while everyone is at school and work. I only need about 20 minutes but still feel so horrible that everyone else has to drink 5 -Hour Energy or 400 colas to get the same result.
2. 1 book you could read over and over? Pride and Prejudice.
3. fictional character you would love to spend the day with? Captain Kirk. I would love to spend a day or two on the Starship Enterprise.
4. one thing you cannot leave the house without? My iPhone and my iPad which I suppose means that eventually, I’ll have to migrate to something that has all the capabilities but is an in-between size.
5. fav song/singer? Viva la Vida from Coldplay
6. worst vacation? I have had a lot of bad ones but one year we were on a ship sailing to Hawaii. Normally, I love cruises but the weather was horrid from the get go and every one of us (5) ended up miserably sick. My oldest had strep throat and the rest of us some kind of cold/flu thing. By the time we flew home, all of us had completely stuffed ears that didn’t become unblocked for about six weeks afterward. On top of that, because the weather was so horrid, the ship couldn’t dock or tender in to several of the ports. Basically, we ended with 12 days at sea, pitching and rocking and coughing our lungs out.
7. fave movie/actor and or/actress? Colin Firth.
8. one place you would love to visit? St. Petersburg, Russia.
9. pet peeve? Commas and apostrophes. I think they all should be banned.
10. do you collect anything? I’m an obsessive compulsive beachcomber and cannot take a walk without a small baggie for collecting beach glass and a large canvas tote for collecting nice rocks.

Commas and apostrophes banned? Absolutely. I was never good in English when learning all this I am sure all my reviews are in desperate need of an edit overhaul.
And I think one of my guilty pleasures would be naps. Hubs always asks when he gets home if I had one that day. ;)

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