Volunteer role: Secretary
Which famous person (living or dead) do you think (or have you been told) you most resemble?
What’s the most important lesson you ever learned?
“Take your enjoyment wherever and whenever you find it. Things could always be worse!”
What or who makes you laugh out loud?
Political satire (Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah).
What is the best book you read in the last year?
Lullabies for Little Criminals, by Heather O’Neill.
What is your favourite reading: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry?
What is your guilty pleasure?
Staying in my pajamas all day reading.
What is your favourite proofreading mark?
What is your favourite punctuation mark?
The mighty comma.
What is your dream vacation destination?
Paris, New York, Barcelona, or any highly walkable city.
If you were presented with a book that told the story of your entire life from start to finish, what would you do with it?
Read each chapter shortly after the events unfolded, as a way to reflect on them and fit them in a broader context. I’d be tempted to look ahead but hope I wouldn’t!
What is your favourite word? Why?
Mist. I love the sound and the image (soft and grey), and I like mist itself.
Who is your favourite poet?
I don’t have a favourite poet, but I do have a favourite poem: “Jenny Kiss’d Me,” by Leigh Hunt.
What is your favourite place in Canada?
My cabin on Salt Spring Island.
What is the last book you read?
Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance.
What is your favourite book genre?
Which actor would play you in a biopic of your life?
Which band or singer provided the soundtrack to your teen years?