Tuesday 7 April 2009

Reader's Snapshot - Courtney Summers

My twitter friend and Canadian share-spouse (don't ask, long story), Courtney Summers kindly allowed me to pick her brains. Turns out it's way confusing and a little warped, but it feels like home.

Courtney's debut novel, Cracked Up To Be, has just launched here in Australia - yay. It's released some of the naughty in me, hence the rearranged book displays across Adelaide. If only I had some review cards as well!

Which book is memorable from your teen years?
I was really obsessed with Jurassic Park when I was a teen. I just loved dinosaurs. A lot. And Dr. Ian Malcolm. A lot.

Describe your high school English teacher in three words...
Didn't have one--I left school before she taught me. :)

Your book of the moment?
Evermore by Alyson Noel.

What do you use to mark your page when reading?
I dog-ear (terrible!), or use the jacketflaps or the bookmarks the bookstores give me.

Favourite place to read?
Bed or the car.

Favourite word?
It's not for polite company, so you may have my second favourite: fisticuffs!

Favourite book store?
The Flying Dragon Bookshop in Toronto. They are lovely.

Character you wish you had created?
Archie Costello from The Chocolate War. Or Harry Potter. Or Edward Cullen.

Bonus Question - Why are volcanoes fabulous?
This might sound weird, but volcanoes make me feel like everything's as it should be! Even when they're erupting and causing mayhem.

On Thursday, Courtney is back with some probing (in an un-Roswellian way) questions about her novel and her WIP.

1 comment:

Khy said...


I love Courtney. Everyone loves Courtney though.