QUESTIONS TO MY BLOGGERFRIEND CARA
One of my closest friends, Cara, also recently started blogging. Like me, she’s 22 summers old and an aspiring journalist. Unfortunately for my readers who don’t speak Dutch, Cara writes in our mother tongue.
1. Why did you start a blog?
I always thought of a blog as something special, but could never bring myself to starting one of my own. To me, it kind of feels like standing naked in a crowd of fully dressed people. Eventually, I was obliged to start a blog for my master in journalism, and that is how Wanderlust came into existence. A place to gather all of my favorite cultural affairs.
2. Describe your blog
I see my blog as a large pinboard where I can write about everything that interests me. I don’t follow one particular direction, but the subjects mainly circulate around literature, music, film, and theatre. The name, Wanderlust – which you can pronounce in either German or English – covers this content nicely. It stands for the longing to wander. That’s what I want to do with this blog, take the reader with me on my wandering adventures. Hence the motto of poetrygenius T.S. Eliot: “Let us go then you and I”.
3. What do you do when you’re not blogging?
When I’m not blogging, writing is still a big part of my life (either for school or for pleasure). Furthermore, I read a lot and enjoy going to the theatre with my friends. O and eating, I have a weak-spot for delicious food.
4. Who is your biggest supporter(s) regarding your blogger activities?
Without a doubt Waystomakeyousee! My dearest friend Lotte is my most loyal friend and time and again a great stimulant. If her career as a journalist doesn’t work out (which I doubt), she can always become a mental coach! [Thanks dear! You’re my biggest support as well].
1. Describe yourself in less than 15 words
Fond of laughing, open minded, fantasizing, loving, dreaming, organized, critical, curious, impatient and hungry.
2. Your 3 favorite novels
– Herztier – Herta Müller
I don’t think I’ve ever been as in love with someone’s writing style as I am with that of Herta Müller.
Wenn wir schweigen, werden wir unangenehm, sagte Edgar, wenn wir reden, werden wir lächerlich.
– Mercure – Amélie Nothomb
My favorite novel for years and years. Amélie Nothomb invariably delivers a new novel each year and the last few years this has
begun to weigh on the quality of her work. But Mercure stays a beautiful work of art.
Pour habiter cette île, il faut avoir quelque chose à cacher.
– Ein Landarzt – Franz Kafka
The short stories of Kafka are worth reading. A Country Doctor has moved me especially since this story is, even for Kafka, extremely absurd. I’m adding a short animated film in which the story is put into images beautifully. The atmosphere is an exact copy of the ominous, sinister feeling that creeps up on you while reading this story.
Ich war in großer Verlegenheit: eine dringende Reise stand mir bevor.
3. Your favorite quote
“He not busy being born is busy dying.” (Bob Dylan – from: It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)
4. Your 3 favorite singers/bands
– Bob Dylan
– José James
– Mark Lanegan (with or without Isobel Campbell)
5. Your favorite food
6. Your 3 favorite movies
1) Auf der anderen Seite (Fatih Akin)
2) Azul Oscuro Casi Negro (Daniel Sánchez Arévalo)
3) Das Leben der Anderen (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
7. Your 3 favorite TV series
1) Greys Anatomy (guilty pleasure)
2) Mad Men
8. Your favorite evening activities
Theater, film and TV series, drinking wine
9. Your favorite morning activities
Showering, reading the newspaper, eating breakfast (with the necessary chocolate)
10. Your favorite color
11. Your favorite celebrity
Suri Cruise (The almost real one: http://surisburnbook.tumblr.com/)
12. Your favorite kind of trip abroad
I’ve been dreaming of a round trip through Scandinavia, so I want to make it happen soon. (I’m a good trip planner AND my name sounds Scandinavian! Take me with you)
13. Your favorite citytrip city?
Berlin, I’ve been here several times. It’s a kind of Utopia for me. All roads lead to Berlin.
14. Your favorite work of art
15. Is there anything you’d like to add?
Thank you Lotte for these fun questions. Nice, it’s like an old school (promote-a-friend) friend book.
THANK YOU DEAR CARA – your name means dearest and it’s no coincidence – LET’S ALL WANDER TO YOUR BLOG AND READ SOME OF YOUR WONDERFUL PIECES OF WRITING