Ultimate Book Tag

 

The Ultimate Book Tag

I was tagged by Laura Beth to do this Book tag!! Thanks, Laura Beth!!

Here’s the link to the original post:


The Questions

Do you get sick while reading in the car?

  • Nope. While I’m not driving, I love reading on road trips!

Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

  • Virginia Woolf! Woolf had a way of making descriptions come to life on paper. I’ve only read a few of her works, I really need to read more, but she (other than The Velveteen Rabbit) is the reason I wanted to become an author! She was such an inspiration, and she wrote very important women’s issues in such a male-dominated era! I appreciate and greatly admire the amount of courage that took!

Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

  • Neither! I have to admit that when the Twilight Series came out I was a “Twi-hard,” I’ve always felt a pull towards vampires, even as a child, (my poor mother,) but I’m not a huge fan of Twilight now. I enjoy the Harry Potter stories, but I just couldn’t get into the books. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s because I couldn’t really identify with the children in the story? I do like watching the movies though, I just wouldn’t call my self a “potter-head.” MANY of my friends are though!!

Do you carry a book bag? If so, what’s in it (besides books …)?

  • I don’t carry a book bag per se, but like Laura Beth, I carry a purse that is big enough to hold at least 1 book. It has to be big enough to also carry my journal.

Do you smell your books?

  • Yes!!!! That’s one of my favorite scents!!!

Books with or without little illustrations?

  • Both! I don’t need illustrations to enjoy the book, however; I also enjoy books that have illustrations.

What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?

  • Twilight

Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood?

  • My mom bought me a book when I was around 8 years old called Katie and the Lemon Tree by Esther Bender. Bender is a Garrett County native, and she was at our local book store in down town Oakland doing a book signing. My mom surprised me by buying me the book and then proceeding to tell me that this woman who grew up in my same hometown wrote and published a novel, and so could I! I totally misunderstood that she was just here doing a book signing and my mom bought the book for me. I thought that my mom personally knew this woman and called her to come back to Garrett County and sign this book, just for me! Ha ha! I went around telling everyone that my mom and Esther were friends and this published author came back to Garrett County just to sign my book! I think I had half of Garrett County convinced! My mom (embarrassed) had to go around explaining that I misunderstood, and she in no way shape or form had that much power! Ha ha.

What is the thinnest book on your shelf?

  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, by Dr. Seuss. It was a graduation gift with a beautiful inscription. – Exactly the same as Laura Beth!! I told you our similarities are uncanny.

What is the thickest book on your shelf?

  • The Complete Series of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?

  • Yes!! To quote Stephen King ” In order to be a great writer you must do two things: write a lot and read a lot. If you don’t have the time to read, you do not have the time or the tools to write. It’s as simple as that.” I agree with this whole heartedly, reading expands your vocabulary, opens up different worlds, and can get your creative juices fliwing!! I try my best to do both. Every. Single. Day.

I am currently an author, just not a published one. Do I see myself being a published          author in the future? Absolutely!!

When did you get into reading?

  • Probably in the womb. (Same as Laura Beth!!) My mom read to me constantly!

What is your favorite classic book?

  • It’s a three way tie between To Kill a Mickingbird by Harper Lee, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

In school what was your best subject?

  • English and Science were my two best subjects. English was always my favorite, and Science was always a close second!

If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?

  • Say thank you, accept it, and then donate it to a local library or non-profit organization.

What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or The Hunger Games?

  • The Uncommoners Series – I have not read the books, but they are on my TBR list, I think they sounds interesting! We’ll see if I can get into them, whenever I get around to reading them.

What is a bad habit that you always do (besides rambling) while filming?

  • I cannot stop looking at the camera! It’s fine if I’m talking to a general audience, but I had to do a video interview for work last year, and the interviewer had to keep reminding me to ignore the camera. I think it was just because I was so nervous!

What is your favorite word?

Like many things, I have more than one:

  • Believe
  • Canoodle
  • Gallop
  • Conundrum
  • Awesome
  • Bambini
  • Wonky

Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb?

  • Likely all of the above, but nerd shines brightly. – I agree with Laura Beth on this too!

Vampires or Fairies? Why?

  • Vampires! I can see the appeal of fairies, but I, myself have never been taken with them. I’ve always felt a pull towards vampires. I find their mysteriousness and darkness seductive.

Shapeshifters or Angels?

  • Ooooh. I like both, but angels win for me.

Spirits or Werewolves?

  • Spirits – Such as, A Christmas Carol. I do like werewolves too, though!

Zombies or Vampires?

  • Vampires all the way!

Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

  • Forbidden love, hands down. A love triangle has to be very well written for me to enjoy it, and they very seldom are.

AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

  • Both. Mixing action and romance is never bad.

Tag – You’re It!

  • Anyone who would like to answer these questions! So much fun!!

This was an awesome tag! Really interesting questions!

 


Love and life lessons,

Kristian

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