Wednesday 14 September 2011

If I could be anyone...

The amazing and talented Talli Roland is having a launch today for her amazing new book, Watching Willow Watts. If you haven't heard of her, you should really check her out. Apart from being a talented writer, she's also a lovely person.

I've read this book, and it's fantastic. I'll write a proper review when my pain levels are back to manageable, but today Talli is having a blog splash and wants to know: if you could be anyone else, who would it be?

Now, I wouldn't want to be anyone else. You never know what's really going on in other people's lives.You do, however, know what goes on with fictional characters. So, I'd like to be...James Bond - the female version.

I always wanted to be a spy when I was younger. I don't know why, because I'd make a pretty bad one. I'm not fearless, I'm fearful. I need a good night's sleep. I like travel, but I'm a home bird. One threat of torture and I'd give up all secrets immediately. I do like a good Martini, though. Shaken, not stirred.

I'd like to be someone like that, just to know what it feels like. That's what I love about writing fiction, you get the chance to experience what it's like to be another person. So, Jemima Bond. That's who I'd be.

What about you?


  1. Jemima Bond! Love it - great choice. I'd do shaken, too. All the way.

    Thanks so much for taking part, and for your kind words about Willow, too. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. I love the way you cite needing a good night's sleep as a reason why you can't be Bond :-)

  3. A spy would be really cool. So happy for Talli! Graet post!

  4. That would be pretty awesome!! I'm about like you; I've fantasized about being a spy, but I know better than to think I'd be any good at it=)

  5. I'd like to be an experienced boater in a really fast, futuristic vessel, crashing over the rough waves.

  6. I love that! A female James Bond! I would have a problem being a spy too, I am a bit too fearful to be a spy. I would be horrible at it. I don't know who I would want to be (fictional or real life). That is a difficult question.

    I do hope the pain level goes down for you!


  7. Being a spy would be a blast. I'd love to be Hermione Granger. She can do magic AND she gets Ron Weasley. Perfect!

  8. Oooh, spies rock - I actually wanted to be Harriet the Spy when I was younger... Sigh. I'm still thinking about who I would like to be now!

  9. Hehehe I think I'd be a spy too. It's just the way my mind works. :-D

    Honestly, I like being me.