Ultimate Book Tag

I saw this list of questions/challenge over at at Milliways with a pen and thought it was a pretty good list of questions (and also something to think about for some of my characters). There also seem to be other good writing prompts, etc., over there, so do check it out. Feel free to copy the questions and do your own.

 

  1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
    • No, I never have.
  2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you?
    • I really do not like Virginia Wolf’s stream of consciousness style and have never ready more than a few pages of what we were supposed to in school.
  3. Harry Potter series or Twilight saga? Give 3 points to explain your answer.
    • Harry Potter. It is quality work with an intricate and well crafted story, has excellent role models, and the writing style draws one in while reading.
  4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what’s in it (besides books)?
    • No, but I carry a very big purse and usually have both a book and a notebook for writing. Also everything I usually need, like my wallet, keys, a bathroom kit, etc. Gum. Gum is pretty important. And thus a lot of wrappers. Umbrella, train pass, USB drive, headphones, floral knife.
  5. Do you smell your books?
    • Old ones, yes. But usually not in public.
  6. Books with or without little illustrations?
    • While they’re not necessary, I do like them. Especially in books like the Redwall or Unfortunate Events Series.
  7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
    • No idea here!
  8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
    • Not that I recall?
  9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?
    • A tiny flower language book, it’s only about 2 inches.
  10. What’s the thickest book on your shelf?
  11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as an author?
    • I am a writer, but probably will never bother with publication.
  12. When did you get into reading?
    • As a very young child, we always had them and were read to since I can remember. My mom was a librarian and we always had plenty to read.
  13. What is your favorite classic book?
    • Depends what you call classic. Probably something like Dracula, Black Beauty, or The Wizard of Oz. I used this list of classics.
  14. In school, what was your best subject?
    • English
  15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
    • Stick it on the shelf for a bit and then donate it.
  16. What is a lesser known series that you know that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
    • There are so many great YA series and books out there. The Prydain series is pretty good, and The Dark is Rising. Also, Redwall. I know they’re not quite what was asked for, but all very good.
  17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?
    • Blogging isn’t my primary focus, so I don’t post for long periods of time and tend to ignore work when I do.
  18. What is your favorite word?
    • Right now, probably Miara.
  19. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
    • Depends on the story. Vampires usually, as they tend to be taken more seriously and I’ve ready more there. Anne Rice is totally the queen of Vampires, though.
  20. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
    • Shapeshifters. The species I write about fall into this category, and they are far more interesting than angels.
  21. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
    • Here, it really depends on the treatment, but probably the latter. I really dislike that vampires and werewolves are pitted against each other so often.
  22. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
    • Vampires. I like vampires and don’t like zombies. Just have never been into them.
  23. Love triangle or forbidden love?
    • Love triangles are far more interesting and involve a lot more tension and conflict than forbidden love. Bonus points for complications if it’s between a group of friends. It fits more with what I’m interested in writing and reading.
  24. And finally: Full on romance or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
    • The best stories are always ones that include elements of several types of stories, such as travel, drama, a bit of romance, magic/powers/science, mystery. So definitely the latter here.
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