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Favourite authors and other things. Post 9

Hello again!

For today's post, I decided to do something fun.

Here are questions from Sunday Stealing. (Please click on it to know more)

Favorite novel and author?

I have answered this in numerous interviews. I don't have one favourite author or book, I have many!  I love the work of Roald Dahl (his writing for adults), Audrey Niffeneger, Benyamin, Vaikom Muhammed Bhasheer, Kristin Hannah, Murakami, Paul Kalanithi,  Nadiya Hashmi, Neil Gaiman, Ruskin Bond, Liane Moriarty, Celeste Ng, Antoine de saint-exupéry,Katja Millay, GRR Martin, Natalie Babbit, Ruth Hogan, Elif Shafak, Shinie Antony, Sonia Choquette, Esther Perel---to name a few!! :)
I read a LOT.

Favorite perfume/scent?

Eternity, Chanel No 5, Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline

(now you know what to gift me :) )

Coffee or tea?
Black coffee with no sugar.

Are you a cat or dog person?
Though I own a dog, I also LOVE cats. I was recently featured in an International coffee table  book--Writers and their cats published by Chronicle books USA. I was happy to be featured along with some of the authors I have mentioned in the first question.

Which mythical creature would you transform into if you could?
 A dragon for sure :) (Too much of a GOT fan to be anything else!)

Favorite time period?
Probably now--or future.

Name 3 films that have changed your life and have shaped you into the person you are today.
I don't think any movie has shaped me, but a few which are an all time favourite-- Shawshank Redemption, Goodwill Hunting, Pursuit of Happyness (not a typo--that's how they spell it)

If you haven't watched these three movies, I highly recommend them.

Diamonds or pearls?

Diamonds. I HATE pearls. I especially think artificial pearls are cruel.

What’s your biggest dream?

I am so lucky to be LIVING my dream!!

Dream destination?
Sao Paulo. I have a friend there who I have been wanting to visit for many years now.

Favorite fictional character?

Vee  from It Happens For a Reason! :)

Share a quote or passage that means something to you.

My all time favourite poem appears in the start of my novel 'Life is what you make it'.

The poem is Invictus.

What’s your favorite plant/flower?

I don't have one. I love all flowers and plants.

Do you prefer the forest or the ocean? Why?

Definitely the ocean. Because I can swim in it ! :)

What do you value most in people?

Kindness.. Kindness and compassion, above all else.

If you care to share your answers to these questions in my comment box, I would love to read :)

Till tomorrow, stay positive!

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  1. I really like the poems in the beginning of your books. I absolutely loved every thing about " life is what you make it". This book helped me a lot to understand and empathize with my friends condition. I am in a health care profession but this book changed something very fundamental in me. Thank you

  2. Wow! That's an interesting read in the morning. Love to read some of the authors you mentioned here. It would have been nice if you had mentioned a few books that fascinated you like what you wrote about the movies. I was struggling to get a film's name as I had heard some English language teachers highly recommended that. Thank you now I got it: Shawshank Redemption. Will watch it definitely. Hope your next does will carry some book recommendations.
    See you!

    1. I have read almost all the books of many of the authors I mention! Hence difficult to list just a few. Just read the back blurb of their books and see which one appeals to you.

  3. Such a good way to know a little more about you. My favorite authors are you, Barbara Delinsky and recently I read Mc Laughlin, I liked her book too.

    1. Have not read any Delinsky! Will look up :)

  4. Definitely will watch movies and read books which you have mentioned above. I read all the stuf of yours it kind of motivational booster to me.keep writing mam.

    1. Thank you for the very encouraging comment!

  5. Actually I was thinking of asking you about some book suggestions and i got the answer without asking! So happy :) Will try to read them..

  6. A lovely list Preeti and enjoyed knowing more about your preferences. I have almost done with Love a Little Longer and what a lovely read it's been.


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