Lindsay (I have many nicknames, including Lex and my childhood friends call me by my last name).
Server, sake and wine professional, and supervisor at a high-end Japanese restaurant.
Home and Family:
Being the only one of us six Book Interrupted members without children, I have a different perspective. I’ve been with my partner for over ten years (we’ve lost count).
Passions and Hobbies:
I have a lot of passions and hobbies - I am always writing a novel that I never seem to finish; I paint; practice yoga every day; I’m trying to play guitar (which I’m not that great at); jog; bike; hike; bake. I’m often reading more than one book at the same time, also often not finishing them. I travel as much as I can, although that has been on hold because of the pandemic. My biggest passions at the moment are my wine studies. When I finish one course, I sign up for another. I am always studying something. If I won the lottery, I would be a full-time student.
I have an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Theatre; a Graduate Diploma in Journalism; plus a few wine accreditations, including my WSET Level 3 Advanced Award in Wines with Distinction, Sake Scholar, French Wine Scholar with Highest Honours, and am working on my Certified Sommelier Exam.
Where you Live:
My partner and I live in the west end of Toronto, Canada.
Oh gosh, this is hard.... hmmm.... I like the saying “Leap and the net will appear” but I am realizing this might be due to my privilege that I assume a net will be there for me. I think kindness is one of the most important traits a human can have and I try to live my life being kind.
Life Experiences that are unique to you; that helped shaped who you are:
During my undergrad degree, I worked two jobs in order to graduate debt-free so I could travel after I graduated. After falling in love with Europe, I moved to Brighton, England for two years, then Vancouver and eventually Melbourne, Australia.
List 3 key words that describe you:
Creative, Adventurous, and Studious.
List your top 5 favourite books:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Harry Potter series
List your top 5 favourite movies:
This is a continuously adapting list, but my favourites from the past decade are probably:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Shape of Water
Guardians of the Galaxy
List your top 5 favourite tv shows:
I hate these questions, as my favourites always change depending on my mood, but for right now:
Grey’s Anatomy (my guilty pleasure)
List your top 5 favourite comfort foods:
This one doesn’t really change.
Wine (does that count as food?)
Goat or sheep cheese
Sourdough fresh-out-of-the-oven bread.