The Author Visits Spotlights Alyson Grauer’s On the Isle of Sound and Wonder
Aly Favorite Things!Movie – Hard to choose one… a good start though would be ANY of Miyazaki’s films… “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Princess Mononoke” and “Spirited Away” are all top favorites.Song – really hard to choose… it changes with the seasons and it changes as I get older. Currently anything from the Best of Bowie 2-disc set….man, David Bowie! Such an incredible artist!Book – Favorite book of all time is “The Last Unicorn” by Peter S. Beagle. Hands down.Place to Visit – I love to travel. Love love love love love to travel. I loved being in London and Paris in 2010… most recently I visited Salt Lake City for the first time. I am hoping to see tons more places in my lifetime… high on my priority list lately are New Zealand, Japan, and Italy.Junk Food – Hmmmmmmmm. Fast food option of choice is definitely Wendy’s. Actual junk food though? Favorite candy bar is Crunchie. You can find it in Europe mostly, or in Australia as Violet Crumble.Meal – SUSHI. Sushi sushi sushi. Did I mention sushi?Quote – “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin.TV show – I love Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Elementary, Supernatural… My childhood favorites were Batman: The Animated Series and Star Trek: Voyager.Drink – TEA. Alllllll things tea.Art piece – Great question. I love love love Claude Monet, specifically any of his paintings with the Japanese bridge in them. But I also love the driftwood horse sculptures by Deborah Butterfield. They are amazing to me.
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