ENTANGLED COUNTDOWN: 4 days till publication…
Hi Everyone, let's have a warm welcome for debut novelist Cat Clarke. I share with you our interview on the theme of New Year's Resolutions (sort of).
Cat: It feels weird! That’s the best way to describe it. It’s something I’ve wanted to happen for such a long time and now that it’s actually happening, I don’t quite know what to make of it!
Becky: What other ambitions (related to writing or otherwise) do you hope to achieve in 2011?
Cat: I want to write my third book and make it as good as it can possibly be. I want to move house and grow vegetables in the garden.
Becky: And which bad habits do you hope to conquer this year?
Elsewhere – Gabrielle Zevin
Looking for JJ – Anne Cassidy
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
These books are SO good. In fact, whenever I tell anyone about Elsewhere, I always describe it as life-changingly good! Each of these books will make you think, but they’re not too thinky... if that makes any sense at all?!
Becky: Yes, it makes perfect sense. No one wants a brain malfunction whilst reading but they do want to think. Well, the good news is I have read Looking for JJ and To Kill A Mockingbird (definitely a book that will stay with me forever). But now I will have to buy a copy of Elsewhere because I haven't read that one. Thanks for the recommendation.
Now, it is well known to followers of your blog that you have a rather bizarre fondness for cheese. Sadly, I am Team Chocolate. Let’s say my New Year’s Resolution was to try one new cheese. What one should I try? I like mellow cheeses by the way and nothing that looks mouldy!
Cat: Becky, I don’t even know what to say to you. I have no words. I mean, chocolate is okaaaaaaay, I guess. But cheese is cheesy! I think you should try a nice cave-aged Gruyère from Switzerland. Let me know how that works out for you...
Becky: Cave aged ... why am I suddenly very afraid but I guess I'll give it a try... So are you pro New Year’s Resolutions or against? And why?
Cat: A milk chocolate digestive! It feels like a real treat. And as for dunking... I personally do not dunk, but some of my best friends are dunkers, and I have no objection to anyone who feels the need to dunk, whether in public or in the privacy of their own home. It’s all good with me.
Thanks for having me on your lovely blog, Becky! If you need any more cheese recommendations, do give me a shout! x
Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour and hop on over to Cat's blog. She writes the funniest posts!