Hi everyone. We thought we’d do something a bit different today and quiz each other. I actually didn’t know the answers to most of the questions I asked Mr NW (we’ve only been married 5 years 😂), so this has been a fun learning experience. Thanks to Arachnid Weaver for sparking this idea.
First up Mrs NW has 5 questions for Mr NW (by the way we didn’t compare notes when drafting our questions and you can definitely tell).
Q1. What was the first science fiction book you read, and what was the first fantasy book?
Science fiction book was Dune. I first tried to read it when I was 7 but didn’t actually manage it until my mid-teens. The fantasy book was either Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone or The Hobbit. That’s if you don’t count things like Goosebumps and Star Wars comics.
Q2. If you could meet one author in real life who would it be?
Scott Lynch because he’s clever and funny.
Follow up question: Have you ever met any of your favourite authors?
Q3. If you had to recommend one book what would it be?
Magician by Raymond Feist [no explanation provided]
Q4. Which book have you re-read the most and how many times have you read it?
It’s a four way tie between Eragon, The Hobbit, The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Republic of Thieves. I’ve read them all 3 times.
Q5. Tell us one surprising fact about yourself?
I’ve never traveled outside of New Zealand.
Alright, Mrs NW’s turn.
Q1. Who’s your favourite author and why?
Bill Bryson because he is hillaaaarious.
Q2. What would you choose as a superpower?
Q3. Which fantasy world would you visit?
The Carpet from The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett
Q4. If you could bring back three people from the dead to have dinner with who would you choose?
Jesus, Marie Curie, and someone who lived their final moments in the shadow of Mt Vesuvius.
Q5. What is the dumbest thing you’ve done?
Are we talking about in the last week? Dropped my phone in the loo.