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aka The Librarian
goes by the name Frankie in real life
from Middle Tennessee, USA
of Filipino descent
Mom to a Man-Boy
Reformed B*tch (debatable)
The story behind the name Braine
Braine is short for Brainfreeze, my former Y! chat handle that I've had for over a decade now. I met a lot of wonderful people under this alias still remain in contact with most of them after all these years. Some of my best buds are people that used to be my chat mates so I was hoping that by using a version of this nick, I'll be once again blessed with wonderful people that I can eventually call my friends one day.
Do you remember the book that got you into the habit of reading?
Sweet Valley by Francine Pascal was the first series I immersed myself into, I think I was 10 when my Mom bought me the book. I remember we were even arguing because she thought it was too "mature" for me because of Elizabeth & Jessica's boy-craziness but I managed to persuade her. I still have fond memories of Todd :D and that kick started my love for reading.
What books are most memorable to you and why?
There are a lot! The ones with the most value to me are The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery and The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho. These books inspired me to no end and until now these are the ones I pick up when I'm feeling down. Then there's Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom, this was my companion novel when my mom was dying of cancer, it helped me cope and put the idea of death and dying into perspective.
Which series do you want to read yourself into and who/what will you be?
I generally want to read myself into every freaking book that lands on my lap just to get that first hand experience. But if I were to narrow it down to three I think I'd like to be a wizard in Hogwarts, an Elf in Lord of the Rings and an Aes Sedai in Wheel of Time.
If you could be any heroine, who would you be?
I want to be either MacKayla Lane or Sookie Stackhouse and not just for their envy worthy romantic relationships but because they are wicked heroines! Mac is a survivor and I think it'll be fun to read minds.
Aside from my Real Housewives and book addiction I also have an insatiable sweet tooth.
What book/movie are you looking forward to the most?
I am really excited to see KMM's Fever series adapted just so I can see JZB and V'Lane/Cruce live action.
Which author (alive or dead) do you want to meet and what will you ask him/her?
- Bram Stoker to get his opinion about the sparkling vampires and the current vampire trend.
- Anne Rice and just have a conversation with her about New Orleans, gay rights and organized religion. She's my favorite author of all time!
- William Shakespeare and finally solve the mystery if he's real or if the name is just someone's pseudonym