Author Interview - Suzanne Rindell
Author I draw inspiration from: Soooooo many! But two living authors I keep going back to time and time again are Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison.
Favorite place to read a book: The most epic place-related reading experience I had was on the island of Santorini, Greece. I tore through about ten books in a little less than two weeks (including the first time I'd ever read James Joyce's Ulysses... a Harry Potter book might have slipped into the mix as well, haha), sitting on a cliffside patio. Even now, those books are connected to Greece in my brain somehow. Books can sometimes take you on a vacation-within-the-vacation and I am so intrigued with this phenomenon.
Book character I’d like to be stuck in an elevator with: Holly Golightly. Instant party!
Hardback, paperback, ebook or audiobook: I like paperbacks best for reading comfort but ironically I buy mostly hardbacks (to support indie stores and/or show support for other authors) and ebooks (because of limitations when traveling).
The last book I read: I always read several books at once (don't we all?) but one that seems to be really staying with me that I finished recently is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Highly recommend.
Pen & paper or computer: Computer. All those word processing features let you "sculpt" in a way.
Book character I think I’d be best friends with: Nick from The Great Gatsby.
Favorite decade in fashion history: Definitely the 1920s. I think part of my obsession with the Jazz Age is definitely about the fabulous fashion.
Place I’d most like to travel: I'm currently curious about Malta and Morocco.
My signature drink: Champagne cocktail. Again, those 1920s were good to us.
Favorite artist: Picasso and Gaudí.
Number one on my bucket list: To learn ten languages to the point of being reasonably functional in all ten.