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Meet the 2013 Inky Awards Judges: Lily

Jun 21,2013
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This week we're getting to know Lily, another of my fabulous 2013 Inky Awards judges. Lily loves words. She Ioves to read them, write them, think them and speak them (as her family and friends know!).

File 21520What was your favourite book as a child?

My favourite novel was Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome. I can’t remember why, but it might have had something to do with the adventurous nature of the children.

My favourite picture book was Bob Graham’s “Let’s Get A Pup!” and this may be partly to blame for six years of plaguing my parents with the very same phrase. [Inky approves.]


What's a book that made you cry?

Most recently I cried happy tears at the end of Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta and sad tears in Anne of Green Gables (not so recently) when (spoiler!) Matthew Cuthbert dies (sob!)

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A book that made you laugh?

The books I laughed most at were any of the Georgia Nicolson books by Louise Rennison. I remember once I was sitting in class, completely in book-world, and my teacher says in front of the whole class that I have a massive smile on my face!


What are you currently reading?

I just finished Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie, which was really good and I am just about to start reading The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, which seems to be a book about a monkey that befriends an elephant. It is sure to be interesting.

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What’s your favourite reading place?

The couch, preferably while under a blanket with my dog nearby. [Inky approves of this too.]


Who is the author you’d most like to meet? (Living or dead.)

Elizabeth Gaskell, or possibly William Shakespeare


Favourite book-to-film adaptation?

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Either North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell or any of the Lord of the Rings movies, including The Hobbit.


On a quiz show, your special subject would be: 

Tudor England, definitely. It has always fascinated me, especially the reign of Queen Elizabeth the First.


And what are you generally doing when you're not reading?

Talking, thinking, hanging out with my sister, drawing, doing homework, playing board games or walking.  

Jun 26,2013

Me? Never! I just call it like I see it.   (Okay... so maybe just a little... but only when there's dogs involved.)

Jun 21,2013

I'm sensing the some favouritism, Inky :P Hey Lily, you sound like a fun person. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the longlisted books :)

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