I found this awesome tag over at bookswithbite.net and couldn’t resist. I wasn’t tagged for this, but it looked so fun! This book tag is called The Ultimate Book Tag and it was created by the ladies at Chapter Chicks. Please check them out!
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Yes! I get so sick in the car whether I’m reading or not. It’s horrible, so most times I just listen to an audiobook or music.
2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
J.R.R. Tolkien. The prose is elegant and I love that his books can appeal to children and adults. I’m reading The Hobbit right now with my 9 year old son and we are both captivated. I love that even after seeing the movies, my son is totally enthralled by the book. We’re singing the songs right along with the dwarves. It’s the best experience I’ve had in a while.
3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Twilight Saga for sure.
- Family Bonds
- The beautiful setting in Northwestern America.
4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
Sometimes I do. When I do it holds everything else I need, including my cell phone and wallet, etc.
5. Do you smell your books?
Sometimes. I buy a lot of vintage books and there are times when they smell so strong you can’t help but smell them.
6. Books with or without little illustrations?
I love illustrations and tend to appreciate aesthetics, so I’ll say illustrations are always welcome. I’m a visual learner as well. Illustrations can be so important too! When reading Renee Paule’s book Just Around the Bend, the illustrations were so powerful and said a lot by themselves.
7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)
8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Well, this isn’t really a funny story, but one of my teachers in my elementary school really loved the poetry that I wrote. She gave me this old copy of Bittersweet and I still have it today. I wish I could tell her that I still have it. The pages are totally falling out.
9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Charles Dickens: Five Novels which includes Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities.
11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I do write sometimes. I enjoy writing poetry, reviews on Goodreads, and posts here on WordPress. I have this plan to write a book about healing autoimmune disease, but have a hard time considering myself an author even into the future, mainly because I’ve never considered myself good at writing, in fact, it makes me uncomfortable at times.
12. When did you get into reading?
As young as I can remember. I remember sitting in my room and listening to my set of books with records when I was probably 5 or so. My grandfather who pretty much raised me was a teacher, so we had plenty of books around the house. Plus, we had this songbook that my grandpa would sing songs from and it had the lyrics in there for me to follow. It was like a reading class everyday. I can still remember how much I loved the book fairs in school too. As I grew older into my teens I became interested in Anne Rice. Every time she had a new book out, my mom would pick it up for me. Great memories.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
The Christmas Carol, Call of the Wild, 1984, etc. I can’t choose just one! 🙂
14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
I didn’t love English. My favorite subjects were art, reading, and music. I always wanted to be reading what I wanted to read. I’m still like that today.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
I’d keep it anyways. It’s a gift. This has happened to me multiple times!
16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles) – I haven’t read these yet, but I’ve been anticipating them and I’ve heard this series is great for Harry Potter fans.
17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?
I chew my nails when I’m nervous
18. What is your favorite word?
Juxtaposition – the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
I can’t choose between these two. I like both.
21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Can I choose shapeshifting angels? 🙂 I like both.
22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Seriously? I like both. Spirits are always doing something interesting and werewolves shapeshift which I love as well.
23. Zombies or Vampires?
I have to say Vampires. Zombies have a tendency to gross me out.
24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Hands down, forbidden love. I can’t stand love triangles and that was a part of the Twilight series I didn’t appreciate.
Romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Ooh, this is hard. It definitely depends on what I’m in the mood for. I have to go with action-packed with some love mixed in. I like a book that’s fast paced and gives me a little bit of both.
Thanks for reading and if you like this tag, please do it! I’d love to see EVERYONE’S answers. I’m not tagging anyone because I wasn’t tagged. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
If you decide to do it, please link back here so I can see your answers!