There are so many fascinating Kates out there. And every week, Kate-book.com is resolving to introduce you to a new one. This week, I would like you to meet Kate Book, 22, who was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. (Eh?) Without further ado, 13 questions with Kate.
You have a funny story about how you discovered this site. Do tell.
I was lurking my name on the Internet one fine day (naturally) when I came across this blog. My name is Kate Book, so you can see how I thought there was a website dedicated to me, and that I had a large fan base. Needless to say, I was very disheartened to find out otherwise, but pleased at the same time because this blog is very interesting and also entertaining.
What do you do?
That is a very good question. I am a recent graduate at Brock University. (Fun fact: Ryan Gosling was at my school the day before I graduated to see his mom get her diploma.) I am now in that awkward stage of what-the-heck-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life and have been applying for big girl jobs as well as to college to be a professional student, but more specifically for Public Relations. But what I currently do is travel a lot.
What’s something you wish people knew or understood better about what you do?
I’m modifying this question to ask about why I travel, seeing as I am unemployed (thanks for reminding me). I travel not because I want to see the scenery, or to take awesome photographs, or to meet a husband (that happens right?), but I travel to learn. Although all of those other things are great (maybe not the husband one, I’m far too young!) but my sole purpose of traveling abroad is to educate myself on the country I am visiting, on my own country, and also to learn about myself. My most memorable adventures where I learnt the most was during my exchange in Australia and also during my time volunteering in Africa (Namibia to be exact). That is what I wish some people would understand.
In an ideal world, where making a living weren’t an issue, what would you be doing?
Volunteering around the world. You learn more about a country when you volunteer and actually live and experience the culture, rather than simply view it from the outside looking in.
What’s a band, television show, book, or movie that you hope Kate-book readers will go watch, listen to, or read RIGHT NOW?
I basically only watch “Seinfeld” and “30 Rock.” I tried to read those “50 Shades of Grey” books then I realized I get way too bored reading romance novels–oh and the fact that it was gross and awkward. I’ve been away in Africa so I haven’t seen any movies nor do I know what is “hip and cool” right now. So I shall tell you all to listen to what got me through 24+ hour plane rides: Of Monsters and Men (album: My Head is an Animal) and Surfer Blood (album: Astrocoast).
What’s your favorite stop to make on a road trip?
I try not to make stops because I like to get where I’m going, but if I do have to stop it would only be for food. I love food.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
I’ve gotten many random ones — Britney Spears, Drew Barrymore, Emma Ward. But the one that is most reoccurring and the one that I am most bummed about is Tori Spelling back in the “90210″ days. I don’t want to talk about it.
What’s the first concert you ever went to?
Does Sharon, Lois & Bram count? It’s a Canadian thing … basically it’s a singing elephant. My first real concert was Blink 182. Much different from a singing elephant.
If you were forced to get a tattoo right at this moment, what would you get?
Outlines of all of the countries I’ve been to. Or a tear under my eye to seem more intimidating.
What’s your favorite thing about your name?
People usually just call me Kate Book because it’s so short and easy. I’m not mad. Oh and that it’s the same name as this cool blog.
Your least favorite thing about your name?
My full name is Katelyn. Too girly and it doesn’t suit me at all. You can sense my bitterness.
Who is your favorite famous Kate?
I think Kate Hudson is a mega babe.
Know a Kate, Caty, Katherine, or Catelynn who needs to be Kate of the Week? Awesome! Send me a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be in touch with them soon.