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The Ultimate Book Tag

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I’m trying to be better about producing more content on the ol’ blog, weekly Top Tens and the occasional book review just isn’t enough! I’m also trying to work up the courage to post poetry and vignettes like I did at the start of this adventure, but I’m scared. The looming judgement of the internet awaits! The cavernous maw of other people’s opinions draws near! *runs screaming*

Instead what you get is The Ultimate Book Tag *cues crashing thunder and forks of lightening* Brought to you by Michelle at A Geek Girls Guide. It’s a chance for me to ramble and a chance for you to discover some more about me. Which I’m sure you were all dying to do, brightly burning brand of fascination and intrigue that I am.

Onwards! Towards victory and my cat taking over my keyboard!

  1. Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car? Yes, everything makes me motion sick. Looking down for more then ten seconds in a moving vehicle makes me feel like I’m dying. I used to never have this problem. When I was a kid I’d read through all the road trips my family took. Now if I so much as glance at a the nutritional information on the Road Trip Required Oreo Packet I’m a mess.
  2. Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why? Hmmm… The first author who comes to mind is Casey McQuiston, mighty penstress of Red, White and Royal Blue. Present tense first person is not something I’ve read very often, if at all, in a major publication.
  3. Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why. Why is this a question? Is it because the Twilight fans are old enough now to defend themselves and their love of… whatever Twilight is? Harry Potter will always win for it’s in-depth world building, likeable characters, and the layers of myth and magic Rowling managed to weave into the tale. Sure it could have used some heavy handed editing, but that didn’t stop it from being enjoyable.
  4. Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)? I do not carry a book bag, but I have a purse with a unicorn and a narwhal crossing horns and it says “Team Magic” below them. In it is a Naruto wallet (With kid Gaara on the front, adult Gaara on the back), a pen, an notebook, and a ten dollar off coupon from my local book store because their frequent buyers rewards system is the shiiiiiit.
  5. Do You Smell Your Books? No, not really. Though my office is so full of them that it pretty much smells like a book store in here. Despite my love of books I was never really into “that book smell”, perhaps because I was already into “that horse smell” which is a completely different genre and something you have to grow up with to understand.
  6. Books With or Without Illustrations? Mostly I read novels, but that being said- I also read comics and manga, and have been known to purchase picture books for the art. I’m lucky enough to have a movie in my head of whatever I’m reading, though, so illustrations are not necessary.
  7. What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing? The “Fake” series by Sanami Matoh. I loved this story when I was a teen, but now I find it overstuffed with tropes and annoyances, not to mention stereotypes and repetitive gags (maybe those are the same things). There are moments I still love, but overall, it could use an update, and Bickey could be much less of a homophobic jerk. I never liked him anyway, but the way he acted around Dee was ridiculous, even if Dee never let it get to him.
  8. Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood? Umm… no?
  9. What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf? Harold and the Purple Crayon. With 64 pages, this is a children’s book I was obsessed with when I was very young.
  10. What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf? The Complete Sherlock Holmes, clocking in at 1121 pages.
  11. Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future? I do, or at least, I do my best. I’d love to be a published author, as I have already authored things.
  12. When Did You Get Into Reading? Second grade was when it really took off, thanks to a good teacher and The Chronicles of Narnia.
  13. What Is Your Favorite Classic Book? Jane Austin’s Persuasion. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you.” I mean, come on!
  14. If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do? Donation time, baby! I generally discourage my family from buying me books without asking me first. I have lists for a reason, after all.
  15. What Is Your Favorite Series of All Time? The Wild Magic books by Tamora Pierce. That’s a hard one, because I’ve read so many series, but it’s gotta be this, Daine’s my girl, and I love her.

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