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Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Mystery: Danielle Joseph

This time we have an actual author! I might go back to the mangas if I ever run out of authors (which I'm guessing next Monday...). So enjoy this while you can!
I was recently interviewed by the awesome author Jeri Smith-Ready (Wicked Game and Bad to the Bone) and she asked me what one of my fears was. I told her rats (not the semi-cute ones from the pet store but the big ugly city dwellers). My fear started when I found one living under my bed at college. I stored my hot chocolate packets under there and one day went to reach for one and found them all torn to bits. I immediately called my mom and told her I wanted to come home. In the end, I stayed and so did the rat (luckily we tried to stay out of each other's way:)) Of course, I've had other fears over the years, like lightning, public speaking and parallel parking but there's nothing like having a rat living under your bed!
So what's your biggest fear?

Visit Danielle's website to find more things out her! You can find my review of Shrinking Violet here.
Giveaway time! I have a spare ARC of Shrinking Violet that you can have a chance to win.

All you have to do is answer Danielle's question: what's your biggest fear?

US only. I'll be announcing the winner on July 20th!

40 comments:

  1. Yes, it is cliche, but my biggest fear has to be failure. I work extremelly hard to gurantee that I will get in to my top choice university and then go on to med school. I think I might have even gotten to the point where I leave myself so little time to have fun, as I am always trying to do something to beef up my college apps.

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  2. My biggest fear is losing my fiance. I know this may make me sound a little nuts, but do you ever just wonder what would happen if someone close to you got killed in a car accident? I try not to think about this much, but he's sort of my grounding point - he keeps me on Earth and not in the clouds, he makes me feel like myself, he really is my everything. I know there's not a big concern since we're both in our 20s, but my biggest fear is having to live without him. Getting a little teary-eyed thinking about it.

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  3. My immediate family members dying.

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  4. My biggest fear is that something bad would happen to 1 of my sons.

    mj.coward[at]gmail.com

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  5. My biggest fear is being killed or someone I know killed by unnatural reasons.

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  6. My biggest fear is that I won't be able to afford/get into college.

    melanies--musings@live.com

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  7. My biggest fear is getting stuck at a dead end job for the rest of my life and not accomplishing anything with my writing.

    Amber
    sammyjones57(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. my biggest fear is death.
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  9. Honestly my biggest fear is someone breaking in and killing me during the night. Yes I know, paranoid. I check the doors a 100 times before I go to bed. LOL

    I would love to enter!

    cnhand84 at yahoo dot com

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  10. My biggest fear is that I'm going to die in a car accident.

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  11. My biggest fear is drowning.

    lovinfitch(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. I'm with Tasha on this one. My biggest fear is failure. I come from a really small town, and so there is so much pressure on me to excel because I have the "potential". I don't want to let anyone down. I can't speak for Nathan, though.

    Beth
    bnbookblog@gmail.com

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  13. My biggest fear is going to remain on lock because I don't want to release it to the universe.

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  14. My biggest fear is never knowing what I will miss after I m gone.

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  15. My biggest fear is failure at whatever I am doing

    belle2211@yahoo.com

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  16. My biggest fear is big spiders and moths. I'm sure that there is something even worse that is blocked from my consciousness or something, but spiders and moths are definitely up there.
    Sara
    grochowskis@hotmail.com

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  17. My biggest fear is definitely snakes. I know it's a silly fear, but something about them just makes my skin crawl. I'm getting nervous just thinking about it right now!

    readwhatyouknow@gmail.com

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  18. My biggest fear is sharks. Ever since I was little and saw Jaws, I'm traumatized by them. I can't really go into the ocean without getting all paranoid :(

    Thanks for the contest!
    Kim
    bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

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  19. my biggest fear is that I won't achieve my standards of happiness in the future.

    pancakesthepenguin@hotmail.com

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  20. I have had JRA (arthritis that kids get) since I was 4 1/2 and I am 19 now. So I guess my biggest fear is how much more it will affect or change my life. Other than that I am afraid of the unknown. Not knowing is terrifying, but then again isn't it for everyone.

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  21. Being isolated. Having nothing at all. It doesn't even have to be money or material things. I can't imagine life without laughter, family and friends, emotions, free will, sunshine. Besides an eternity of torment (not really worried, that much)is a great fear of mine.

    coopermoon(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Are you using random.org or picking based on comment?

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  22. I'd probably have to say my biggest fear overall would be failing. I have so many things I want to do in my life, and to me, if I can't do those, it seems to me that my life is pointless kind of. That probably sounds really funny, but without accomplishing many of the things I wish to do (like get into med school, into a highly selective university, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef) I feel my life won't be as happy and enjoyable either because of what I couldn't do.


    thebookcellar@wi.rr.com

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  23. This is going to sound typical, I'm sure...but my biggest fear is that I will end up alone. I don't like being alone as it is and I don't mean that as in I always have to have a boyfriend or something like that, I just mean that I don't like being by myself. And my fear is that in the end I will be alone.

    HarlequinTwilight@gmail.com

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  24. I want in!!!!!!

    My greatest fear is also to be alone. I don't know if this get's old, and I know we are born alone, and eventually die alone. But I hope that while in life I will not be alone, and have the company of great friends and family.

    And I also have a huge fear of needles, but ironically have lots of piercings, hmm, maybe it's only Hospital Needles.
    bloodybookaholic@hotmail.com

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  25. My biggest fear is probably death. It just scares me to think that maybe we don't go to Heaven. I mean, yeah I go to church and stuff, but I'm on of those people who have a hard time always believing what they said. So I don't know. It just freaks me out to think about it or listen to it in church and then have my own thoughts go through my head about it.

    -Lexi
    am.ernsberger@hotmail.com

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  26. My biggest fear is failure. I'm pretty much a perfectionist and I hate letting people down.

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  27. Biggest fear right now - that something will go wrong on my wedding day! Have nightmares all the time

    vvperesk@gmail.com

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  28. Failure. It is, hands down, my biggest fear. My fears of change, rejection, even commitment, all stem from my fear of failure. I'm never so afraid that I don't try, but the fear of failure makes my heart race. What if I never become the person I'm meant to be? What if I'm not meant to be anyting special? Anyway, failure it is.

    tashiluvsu@live.com

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  29. All my fears are pretty common I think. I'm terrified of spiders and sharks in everyday life. In the big long scheme of things my greatest fear is dying alone. I want to slip out of this world being comforted by a loved one since I'm honestly not a hundred percent sure what happens after death.

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  30. My biggest fear is probably losing someone I love. I think that's a big fear for everyone, though.

    Thanks for the contest!

    swimmer1430@aim.com

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  31. My greatest fear is probably reaching and achieving all the things that I wanted - for that would stop me from dreaming.

    ettolrahc0124@yahoo.com

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  32. Biggest fear is getting lost at the mall-I know sounds silly.

    chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

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  33. Having a heart attack!

    dag888888{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  34. Oh my gosh, I have so many. Right now, poverty.

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  35. My biggest fear is -I think- finding out when I go to college is not knowing anyone and being alone for those years.

    -Bianca
    infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

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  36. My biggest fear is that my cancer will come back and I won't be strong enough to beat it this time...then, what about my son?

    xoxo Amy **Park-Avenue Princess**

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  37. Ooops forgot my email addresss IAmHiMaintenance@aol.com!

    Thanks again!Amy (Park-Avenue Princess)

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  38. Hrm, My biggest fear would either be street sweepers (silly!) or not living a full life (serious).

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  39. My biggest fear would be either getting attacked (in any shape or form) in the dark or something seriously bad (such as a medical illness) happening to my mom.

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  40. My biggest fear is that something bad would happen to my sister!
    -Liz

    liztapioka14 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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