Meg graciously took the time to answer some of our questions and tell us more about herself and her interests. Read on to find out more about who Meg considers her "book boyfriend", the strangest place she's ever read a book, and what story she thinks would make a good television series! You can find her at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Thanks to HarperCollins, we have TWO copies of Dog Crazy for some lucky US readers!
What book do you think everyone must read at least once in their lives?
What a difficult question! I don’t actually think there is one book that is right for everyone—different strokes for different folks and all that. I will say that I think all book-loving, dog-loving people should read Mary Oliver’s DOG SONGS. It is poignant, and funny, and so very beautiful.
Where is the strangest place that you've been able to sit and read?
I’m immediately reminded of the first time I went on vacation with my now-husband and his family. It was early in our relationship and many years before our wedding. His family, I quickly realized, is a rather sporty crew, and I am … not. At one point I remember my husband and his siblings became engaged in a heated tennis match and, instead of joining them, I climbed up onto that chair that tennis officials (umpires? Referees? You see, I’m hopeless) sit in at the net and cracked open a book. I read up there for a lovely hour in the sun while they grunted and sweated and swung below me.
How does being an author affect your reading choices/experience?
I read as a writer, dissecting the ways an author has structured a book and developed characters and tension and plot. This doesn’t make me enjoy the experience of reading any less, and I do still sometimes lose track of myself and get lost in a novel. If that happens, I read the book again with a more critical eye to understand when and how the author put me under her spell.
Who is your book boyfriend?
Heathcliff from WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Back off, ladies. He’s mine.
I don’t. I rarely read anything but fiction, but I’m a sucker for Facebook posts that link to articles about raising happy kids.
Which book would make a great TV series?
I absolutely loved Liane Moriarty’s THE HYPNOTIST’S LOVE STORY and could see it, with some reworking, as a TV series. The main character is a hypnotist and it would be interesting to follow the story arc of one of her patients each week. (Full disclosure: I’m a Liane Moriarty super fan, so I’d read or watch anything with her name attached!)
Thanks to Meg for chatting with us today and to HarperCollins for sharing Dog Crazy with our readers.
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