Monday, March 24, 2014

The Art of Letting Go by Anna Bloom ~ A Character Post by Lilah McCannon (# 3 of 3)

The Art of Letting Go

The Uni Files: Year One

Anna Bloom

The Art of Letting Go (The Uni Files: Year One)
Anna Bloom
Publication date: September 25th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

A Character Post
Lilah McCannon’s Top Ten

What makes Lilah McCannon tick? Apart from Ben Chambers that is! Here she is; a little get to know you from the girl herself. Let’s just hope she hasn’t been at the old Pinot when she answered the questions. . .

Favourite Colour? Blue. It used to be red but I have recently changed it.

Favourite Food? Ho-Fun noodles.  There is a place on the Old Brompton Road which makes the best Ho—Fun in the word. Sadly I cannot show my face in there at the moment.

Favourite Song? The Promise by Tracy Chapman – but sung much better by Benjamin Chambers. I find most things are.

Favourite book? Jane Austen’s Persuasion. I have to skip large chunks of text because it makes me cry. I still read it though, at least twice a year.

Favourite Film? This is a bit embarrassing but I don’t have one. Okay, um. Uh, definitely not Bambi. Can I think about this one?

Favourite TV Moment? Mr Darcy wet and in a shirt...Elizabeth Bennett looking like she is munching soap because she is  about to be caught snooping around his gigantic estate and has realised just how loaded he is and therefore will appear a money  grabbing bimbo...oh okay – just Mr Darcy in a wet shirt.

Favourite Childhood Memory? My Mum once got so drunk on gin over Christmas Lunch that she slid off her chair under the table. Dad picked her up eventually but only after we had taken numerous photo’s and Gemma our Golden Labrador had licked the brandy butter off her face.

Oh such fond memories.

Favourite bar/pub? The pub that smells of old farts on Putney High Street. At least it will be when they let me back in again.

Favourite flower?   Wild cornflowers.

Favourite Drink? Sorry, do you want me to narrow it down to one? Can I break it into categories?
White wine = A fun night out with the girls.
Bottles of beer = Boredom alleviation.
Sherry =Christmas breakfast.
Vodka =Extreme emotional situations.
Gin = For when vodka no longer works

Hold on! I’ve just thought of my favourite film. The Way We Were...

Why? You want to know why?

Because when I first watched it I thought about it every day for a week afterwards and  I knew  I never wanted to be a grown up.

I also knew from the age of fifteen that I would never ever be able to let go of someone that I loved as much as Barbra loved Robert in that movie. That moment at the end where they bump into each other in the street and she brushes his hair out of his eyes nearly killed me.

It was the first time I ever swore in front of my mum because when they walked away from each other I screamed “What the fuck? Are they not going to get back together again?” at the telly. 

Mum just gave me a Gin and Tonic to get over the shock.

There you go that’s me and my Top Ten.

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About the Author

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna’s main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It’s a work in progress!  Anna also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

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