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Best of 2012 – Ingrid Jonach

As we head swiftly into the last few days of the year, we bring you Ingrid Jonach’s Best of 2012 list!

Best Book: I read so many brilliant books in 2012, including a number of published and yet-to-be-published books by my fellow Strange Chemists! If I had to choose one book though I would say ROOM by Emma Donoghue. I know it was a 2010 release, but I read it last April and WOW.

Best Moment: 2012 was an enormous year for me, which saw me buy a house, get married, score a book deal and become a dual citizen of Austria! Whew! You will therefore have to forgive me for choosing two moments: one was finally tying the knot after ten years with my partner Craig; and the other was reading my offer letter from Strange Chemistry!

Best Holiday: My honeymoon to Japan. We visited Tokyo, Kyoto and the Japanese Alps, where we hung out with snow monkeys and enjoyed the hot springs. We also went to Tokyo Disneyland (which leaves Hong Kong Disneyland as the last remaining Disneyland I need to visit!).

Best Song: BOM, BOM, BOM by Sam and the Womp. I just think this song is so much fun! I challenge you to listen to it without dancing around like an idiot. STARDUST by Lena was the runner up (it was one of our wedding songs!).

Best Movie: Les Miserables! I have seen it on stage three times across two different countries, and have also watched and rewatched both the 10th and 20th Anniversary, but this movie took the cake even without the talent of Michael Ball, Alfie Bowe or Philip Quast. I was so stoked though that the original Jean Valjean (Colm Wilkinson) was part of the cast!

Best TV Show: Supernatural Season 8, of course. Sam and Dean Winchester are my replacement for Buffy.

Best Website: The Strange Chemistry website! I was so excited when I saw my author and book pages go up.

Best Purchase: Aside from our house, I would say an old deck of author playing cards from the early nineties. I bought them from etsy and the packet is still sealed, so I guess it could contain regular cards or nothing at all for all I know!

Any of Ingrid’s choices resonate with you? Do you have a best moment from 2012?

Amanda

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