We have a fun "This or That" interview for you today, with author Michelle Levy. Michelle wrote NOT AFTER EVERYTHING, which came out August 4, and is being compared to Eleanor & Park!! Yes please, and thank you!
Hey Michelle! We wanted to get to know you a little better, so we have some quick questions for you. Which do you like more?
Book or Movie
Book mostly. Although there have been a few adaptations I thought were as good as the book. It’s extremely rare, but it can happen. I think they’ve done a great job with The Hunger Games adaptations, but then you also get your The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Twilight adaptations.
City Boys or Southern Gentlemen
City boys. I’m way too much of a feminist for a southern gentleman.
Jane Austen or Stephen King
As much of an Austen fan as I am, I’m going to have to go with Stephen King on this one. I’m a sucker for suspense.
Gryffindor or Slytherin
Well, I was sorted into Ravenclaw on Pottermore. But if I have to choose between Gryffindor and Slytherin, I guess I have to choose Slytherin. I’m not brave enough to be a Gryffindor.
Paris or Africa
Africa! I would love to photograph the scenery and all the amazing wildlife.
Sweet or Salty
Sweet! Preferably chocolate.
Summer or Winter
Summer. At the beach. With a good book.
Kisses or Hugs
Kisses. With the right person, kissing can be so much fun.
Disney World or Universal Studios
If we’re talking Orlando, Universal all the way. I mean, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?! But if we’re talking Hollywood Universal, Disney World wins. I’ve been lucky enough to work on the Hollywood Universal back lot, so it’s sort of lost its appeal for me.
Christmas or Halloween
I’ll go with Christmas because that’s when I get to spend time with my family in Colorado.
- Favorite book? The Catcher in the Rye
- Favorite city you've lived in? Pasadena.
- Favorite book boy? Adam from If I Stay and Where She Went.
- Favorite drink? Coke.
- Favorite place to write? My home office with my comfy chair. Or Starbucks.
Oooh, I'd definitely have to agree with you about Harry Potter world, for sure! Also, Africa. I seriously want to go. Thanks a bunch for answering our questions!
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