This is the post where we bare… our souls to our gentle readers.
Sharing the weird, wonderful – and all others in between – questions that drop into our mailbox, this is the ASK! Webblog team for 2012!
Hwee Chen is a “social media dinosaur”, meaning you will not find any trace of her on Twitter or Facebook. She likes leisure reading. Currently, she is into urban fantasy, following Jim Butcher’s Dresden File series, Devon Monk’s Allie Beckstrom series, Charlaine Harris’ True Blood series and Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series.
Asking questions in the hopes that people will answer it with some kind of a story is something Vinn actually enjoys doing! It seems fitting then that she is helping to oversee this blog. The questions she likes to ask are usually those without any definite answers though. Vinn also appreciates the beauty of nature – her favourite mode of transportation is her own two feet as walking allows her to be able to see more along the way. Her list of favourite things to do round off with books, films, music and travel.
Lynn is another urban fantasy fan (*waves to Hwee Chen*), enjoys watching plays and musicals, and reading graphic novels (a.k.a. comics). Somewhat of a night owl, she frequently stays up way too late on a work night, relying on caffeine to get her through the next morning. It helps that she’s a coffee lover. She also considers herself all the wiser for having researched the answers to the many questions that crop up in the ASK! mailbox.
Ying Yi finds herself wondering about random questions quite a bit. Then she finds herself needing to satisfy her curiosity, which probably explains why she enjoys the challenge of answering ASK! questions. When not lost in a cloud of thoughts, Ying Yi enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction, playing MMORPGs, and contemplating the meaning of life with her cats (she has decided it cannot be 42) and a cup of caffeinated beverage in hand.
As a youth librarian, Lynnette has the happy task of connecting young people with the books they (hopefully) love. Armed with an arsenal of social media tools, her pet mission is helping the digital generation rediscover the whimsical, playful side of books, reading and libraries. Lynnette also loves food, postcards and owls. She counts the recent completion of a 10kilometre run as one of her greatest life achievements, and dreams of making a round-the-world trip one day.