Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of much loved novels China Dolls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls among others. Her writing brings to life the bonds of sisterhood, love of family, romantic love, and the love of one’s country in a way that makes her novels impossible to put down. The Bookish Ladies and I are thrilled to welcome Ms. See in this week’s Ten Questions.


Ten Questions vol. 2 #6 Lisa See

Bookish Devices: What is your favorite word?

Lisa See:  Peony. Because everyone seems to pronounce it differently yet it remains beautiful.

BD: What is your least favorite word?

LS: Slime.

BD: What turns you on creatively?

LS: My grandson’s laughter.

BD: What turns you off?

LS: Television news

BD: What sound or noise do you love?

LS: The noise I love is still the same as [earlier]. My grandson’s laugh.

BD: What sound or noise do you hate?

LS: Oh, so many! Leaf blowers, when you get your teeth cleaned, when you get your teeth drilled…

BD: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

LS:  Landscape architect or plain old gardener.

BD: What is your favorite food or favorite cupcake flavor?

LS: Favorite food? I love too many to list. Honestly. Cupcake? Last weekend I had the most delicious gluten free coconut cupcake. It even had a coconut filling. I cut it into fourths so I could eat it over four days. It was that good.

BD: What’s your least favorite food?

LS: I eat almost anything and have. But I hate lima beans, kidneys, and brains.

BD: What is your favorite curse word?

LS: The F word!!!

Thank you for joining us, Lisa!
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