The Burning Bookish Questions: The Quarantine Edition

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I found these questions over at Drizzle & Hurricane Books.  They’ve started a new type of fun posts called The Burning Bookish Questions. “How it works? Is that the sisters through each other a couple of random questions, keywords or themes and they answer them with a book. It looks a little bit like any book tag you’d see out there, except that there are no rules, they’re just trying to bother each other with hard themes and such.”

The Quarantine Edition looked like fun and so here are my answers to their questions:

Since you’re stuck at home, you may as well be stuck with a book character. Which one and why?

Gin Blanco from The Elemental Assassins series. Why? Because that woman can cook and if the apocalypse comes she can kick-ass too. ^_^  But really I want her for her cooking. I always get so hungry reading a book in the series. It features so many delicious foods to drool over.


Which character would you hate to be stuck with? If you were stuck with said character, how would you handle it?

Bea from Gold Valley series. Her sweet, innocent, and kind-heart are all well and good, but it would and did in the series get on my nerves. To me she never grew up and felt like a child and I’ve already got two children, well one kid and one man who feels like a child at times, to deal with. As for handling it I’d be like here keep my kid occupied while I go do something else. She could be the baby-sitter.


During quarantine, you can chat online with any author you want, which one do you choose?

I’d pick Patricia Briggs. She’s got horses and writes two of my favorite series Alpha & Omega and the Mercy Thompson series.


You can read one series entirely during quarantine, but just one! Which one is it and why? (Whether it’s a new series or a re-read).

Ahhh this one is hard. I’ve got a lot of favorite series I like to re-read and a few sereis I’m currently working on. To pick one I’d go with Mercy Thompson, which I’m currently re-listening too.


You’ve got a lot of free time on your hands and you decide to cook. What recipe inspired by a book would you like to try?

This comes from the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep – Gin cooks Spicy Southwestern Chicken. Find the recipe on the Series Elemental Assassin website here or take a look below:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or however much you like)
Chili powder
Black pepper
Red pepper
Lime juice (about 1 cup)
Honey (optional)

Arrange the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season both sides with the chili powder, cumin, black pepper, and red pepper, forming a spicy rub. (The more seasoning you use, the spicier the chicken will be.) Pour the lime juice over the chicken, putting enough in the baking dish so that the chicken won’t dry out while it cooks. Bake at 350 degrees until the chicken is done. Before serving, drizzle the chicken with the honey for a touch of sweetness.


You forgot ALL of your unread physical books elsewhere (let’s pretend that’s possible)…. and you have no new digital books. Do you re-read, do you buy new ebooks, do you do both?

I’d end up doing both. Right now there are a lot of free eBooks or on sale/discounted eBooks for people to pick up. I’ve been grabbing a lot of freebies and some on sale books. But, yep if for some reason I forgot my books I’d just re-read or buy some new ones, but not the ones I already own.


It’s time to work out to stay in shape! Which character do you pick as your coach?

Any dragon from the Caldwecr Clan in the Dragon Kin series by G.A. Aiken. Their ethic is to start them young and to work with them in any form (human and dragon) to hone their warrior skills. With their help I’d be in shape and a mighty warrior woman.


What’s the kind of book, stories, tropes you reach for to distract yourself the most?

Platonic relationships and fantasy worlds. I love Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance, so any book that has that element or elements in them I’ll enjoy. And, maybe a little mystery and science fiction, but it needs a fantasy or paranormal element to keep me interested. I also like a lot of action and world building. I’m not a fan of the triangle romance or billionaire romance, so those I try to stay away from in any genre.


Quarantine is finally over and hugs are permitted again. To which bookish character do you grant your first kiss?

I’m going with one of the un-attached wolves from the Mercy Thompson series, because if i planted one on Adam, Mercy would kill me, so Ben is my pick. 


You can finally get back into the world and into a bookshop: what’s the first book you buy?

Well I buy all my books online, so I don’t have an answer for this one except to say that I’ve got Emerald Blaze (Paperback) due out Aug. 2020 and Alpha Night (Hardcover) due out June 2020 on Pre-Order.


Let’s Chat!
What do you think of my answers? What do you think of the books I picked?
I’d love to hear your answers to the questions!


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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “The Burning Bookish Questions: The Quarantine Edition

  1. Ha! I kind of love that the character you’d hate to be stuck with is the sweet, kind-hearted one. Hmmm…. LOL!

    • Hehe ^_^

  2. How fun – and great answers! Gin and her cooking skills are perfect!! I love that answer. As for the whole series… I really want to re-listen to Dresden, I will get in the last couple before the new one comes out this summer, but that would have been a great series to start over with.

    • Those that have read The Elemental Assassin know about the cooking. I get so hungry reading the books when ever cooking pops up. I also want that barbecued pork she does at the restaurant of her old mentors. Dresden’s a good series. Thank’s for sharing some of your answers and ya, this was a fun post.

  3. If I were to choose an author to chat with my first choice would be Cynthia Eden followed by Felicity Heaton.

    • Wonderful choices. Thank’s for stopping by.

  4. I already chat with a few authors which is fun but I would probably want to chat with Christine Feehan since I like so many of her books.

    I’ve mostly been reading PNR when I can concentrate enough to get into a book lately.

    • Christine is a wonderful choices. Thank’s for stopping by and sharing!