A: This is an easy one! I'd like to be Thursday Next (well, the younger version). If you don't know who she is, go and crawl under a rock (haha!) ... because you can't possibly be a book aficionado without ever dreaming that there must be an alternate literary world out there, somewhere.
Here's why I listed Jasper Fforde, author of the Thursday Next series, as one of my favourite authors of 2009:
Jasper Fforde. Thanks to my Bookmooch friends, I got wind of this author and have not turned back since! I have enjoyed the Thursday Next series so much! I've read: The Eyre Affair, Lost in a Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots and Something Rotten so far. To complete series, I need to read Thursday Next: First Among Sequels and a still untitled book 6. The whole premise of this series is innovative and imaginative, being based on a parallel yet futuristic universe which revolves around books and words. There is a very thin line between what constitutes reality and literature, as the characters tromp in and out at will, but not without consequences, of course. A true book lover's delight, there are many references and witticisms to many other books and characters, many of them classics (which strengthened my resolve to get some classics into my reading list).