Book that changed my life (religious, non-scripture): You Are Priceless: The Parable of the Bicycle by Stephen E. Robinson.
The funniest book I've ever read: "The Scorecard" by Greg Gutfeld
The saddest book I've ever read: A Promise of Forever by Anita Stansfield. I’m sure there are others, but this is all I can think of for now. This book literally had tears running down my cheeks. (I read it years ago.) It’s a story about a man who loses his wife to cancer and finds love again in his (unmarried) sister-in-law. (It’s weird, but it works.)
The scariest story: “The Tell-Tale Heart” or other Poe stories
Best Textbook I've read: The Non-Designer’s Design Book
Worst book I've read: Eragon
A book I'm embarrassed to love: The Death & Life of Superman
My favorite books (besides ones already listed): The Princess Bride, all of the Harry Potters, Beauty, The Prydain Chronicles series, Pride & Prejudice, How to Write a Damn Good Novel (and its “sequel”), Mount Dragon, and others. I just love reading in general.
My favorite authors: Crichton, Brown, Cook, Dickens, Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Bradbury
My favorite poet: Frost or Elizabeth Barrett Browning or Jack Prelutsky
My favorite poem: “The Raven”
My favorite genre: Science fiction, thrillers
Ok. Now, what are some of your favorites?
My favorite workout company (beachbody.com) just released a new workout with my favorite trainer. I was excited to read the new workout was called 10 Minute Trainer. Yes, that’s right. A TEN MINUTE workout. I ordered it a few weeks ago and I got it on Monday. And I’ve done it every day since. I really have no excuses anymore. I mean, how can I not fit 10 minutes of exercise in my life? The best part? The workouts are awesome! They’re intense and I feel I really get a great workout despite the fact that it’s only 10 minutes. Sometimes I’ve felt that those 10 minutes are a better workout than many other longer programs I’ve done. The cool thing is you feel your entire body getting a workout at the same time since all of the moves are “super stacked” so that you are constantly and efficiently working out your whole body at the same time! There are five different programs I can do: Total Body, Cardio, Lower Body, Abs, or Yoga Flex. I’ve tried all but Yoga Flex, and I love it! I’m slowly going to work myself up to working out an hour a day. And once I do, I know now I won’t slack off a day now because if I have a day where 60, 45, 30, or even 20 minutes seems too much, I know that I can still get some exercise in because I can always do 10 minutes. So, I'll keep you posted and let you know how it goes with
My dream is to edit fiction. It has been for some time. I also think I’d be great at it. Not to be prideful, but I think I’m a darn good editor. If there’s one thing I am good at, it’s editing. And I love it so. So I have both the passion and the skill. Unfortunately, editing jobs at publishing firms and editing jobs in general in Utah are slim to none. It’s just not the publishing Mecca of the world. I know I’d probably make more money and have more opportunities if I left Utah, but, as much as I love editing, having a great career isn’t high on my list of priorities.