Sunday, July 3, 2011

Meet Malena Lott and her Favorite Things

Hi, I’m Malena Lott and these are a few of my favorite things.

ON MY iPOD: Everything my Michael Buble. Can't help it. I'm a sucker for his swoony ways. I've gone to see him in concert twice and this year I was on the floor level and - wait for it - he SQUEEZED MY HAND.

CURRENTLY READING: The Revenant by fellow Book End Babe blogger Sonia Gensler, a historical YA set in Oklahoma; and Over the Falls (ebook) by another real-life gal pal, Jenny Gardiner.

COLOR: Fire, love, stop, look-at-me RED.

CITY: Is this terrible - I can't think of a favorite city. I'm more of a nature-lovin' gal so I love any place with a lot of trees, flowers, trails and water. Favorite ISLAND? Kauai.

DREAM VACATION: I really want to go back to Kauai, but I'd really love to visit London and Paris in one fell swoop. A long, romantic swoop.

ACTIVITY: Reading and writing both set my soul a-fire, but I also love nature walks and experiencing new adventures with my family. I'd love to do a cross-country RV trip with them like my family used to do growing up.

BOOK: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Named our younges Owen after the main character and it was the first novel my husband gave me when we were dating.

BOOK ON WRITING: On Writing by Stephen King. Solid, sage advice.

PLACE TO READ: On my deck, under a canopy of green and serenaded by the birds.

TV SHOW: Mad Men. Jon Hamm? More, please.

MOVIE: Don't laugh, but it's Mary Poppins. I can't think of a more feel-good movie, though you are welcome to go ahead and try.

SONG: Hmmm. Would probably be a Michael Jackson song. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough and PYT always put a smile on my face. I also love the Paul and Michael duet, The Girl is Mine. And, yes, I cried for a week when MJ died. He was my first love.

SINGER: There's no voice like MJ, but my current fave is Michael Buble.

BAND: Love me some Lady Antebellum (country), though I hate associating seeing them live with PASSING OUT FROM THE HEAT. PSA: Do not wear denim, boots, and a long-sleeved shirt to an outdoor concert in June. *sigh*

ACTOR: I still crush on Brad Pitt in all his theatrical incarnations and Jon Hamm is proving to be great outside of Mad Men, too. His turn in Bridesmaids was priceless.

ACTRESS: I love Reese Witherspoon. Even her name is gorgeous: Reese Witherspooooooon.

PET PEEVE: Biting my nails (me) and the sound of people chewing gum (everyone else.)

MOST LIKE TO MEET: Oprah. She's my girl, and I don't care who knows it.

Malena Lott's latest ebook is her first novella, Life's a Beach, about what happens to two unlikely friends when karma and the Law of Attraction hit the beach. It can be found on Amazon for $2.99 at Her author website is

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