Monday 16 March 2009

Reader's Spotlight: Cassandra Clare

It's City of Glass Week here at Persnickety Snark and boy have I got some things in store for you!

Monday - Cassandra Clare's Reader's Spotlight
Tuesday - City of Glass Competition / Wallpapers
Wednesday - Cassandra Clare Interview
Thursday - My review of City of Glass
Friday - Another super secret special interview

So let's take it away with Cassandra Clare's Readers Spotlight:

Which book is memorable from your teen years?
Hm, I remember a large-scale fantasy epic story that suddenly right around book five took an incredibly sexist turn. I was about eleven, and I was so shocked by this that I just didn't know what to do — the sexism was really blatant, with women being treated like property and garbage and learning that that's what a woman's place was. I was so offended that I wanted to write the author an angry letter, but my father told me he was dead. Years later I found out he wasn't dead — he's still alive — but my father was worried I'd regret writing the letter later. Maybe I would have!

Describe your high school English teacher in three words...
Former Franciscan monk.

Your book of the moment?
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Farber.

What do you use to mark your page when reading?
I fold it down. Horrible, I know.

Character you wish you had created?
Lord Peter Wimsey.

Thank you to Cassie for taking the time to answer these questions and also to the beauteous Juliet for making it possible.


Rhiannon Hart said...

Peter Wimsey! I thought I was the only person left on the planet who knew who he was. Dorothy L. Sayers can write a damned good mystery. I'll always remember the one where the killer uses an empty syringe and no one can work out how the victims died (this is before forensics) but Wimsey works it out. Naturally.
(PS. I'm really looking forward to reading City of Glass!)

Anonymous said...

I regret that you didn't write that letter!