Tuesdays with Taryn
City of the Gods: Forgotten
What book(s) most influenced you as a writer? The classics, definitely. Alice in Wonderland, collections of fables and myths, and a heavy dose of adventure a la Kipling and Stevenson.
What book do you read over and over again? Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Sometimes the adventurous plot stands out, other times the social commentary. It also satisfies my reader itch for books set in the 1800s.
1) Movie – “You Can’t Take It With You” (1938) A wonderful farce that pits the military-industrial-banking complex against the “uncommon” man is as relevant today as when it was written. However, its most appealing theme is that of encouraging people to follow their dreams.
2) Music – I don’t have a specific title, but my favorites are violin-centric. Whether it’s a Chopin etude or a bluegrass classic, I love it!
3) Decadent Dessert – Baklava! The way the honey permeates the crispy layers of the pastry gives me something no other dessert can.
What’s the most interesting or bizarre bit of trivia you’ve learned from researching for a novel? I learned how an 1870s printing press works. It’s amazing what one can find on YouTube!
Novel on your Nightstand:
Who/what are you currently reading? I am reading Marching Through Culpeper by Virginia Beard Morton. It’s very popular, even has a stage adaptation. I cut my teeth as a young reader on historical romance, so a book like this one is an easy read.
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