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