The Ultimate Book Tag

Holy rusted metal, Batman! My first tag!

A couple of weeks ago, the fantastic Joey at Thoughts and Afterthoughts gave me a n00b shout out and tagged me for the ultimate book tag. Thanks dude! I was in Vegas at the time and haven’t found much free time to do it since, so finally! here I am.

do you get sick while reading in the car?

When I was younger, no, but apparently I’ve gained inner ear problems with age. I’m pretty terrible about trying to fight the waves of nausea by reading while my husband drives and he usually yells at me the entire time. Yet, for some reason, I get more sick when I read an actual book versus using my iPad. Go figure.

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

The first author that immediately comes to mind is Chuck Palahniuk mostly because he writes the way I tend to think. I.E. in fragments and minimalistic sentence structure. This may make me a nerd, but I totally dig the way he reuses sentences throughout a book.

Harry potter series or the twilight series? give 3 points to defend your answer.

I’m not even going to dignify this with an answer.

do you carry a book bag? if so, what is in it (besides books)?

I tend to revolve my day around changing my bags around, I use certain bags depending on my day or where I’m going, etc. I’m pretty much know for being the girl who carries her life with her. Other than books, there are a multitude of things I carry around: my iPad, my Mac Air, a notebook, my wallet, sharpies and pens, make-up, lotion, perfume, my camera, sometimes a flask. Everything, I carry everything.

do you smell your books?

Yes, why yes I do.

books with or without illustrations?

I appreciate a good illustration now and then, but more so if it actually helps move the book along or helps my imagination. Maps are a must for fantasy.

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

I’ve found that I don’t really care a WHOLE lot about the quality of the writing as long as the story grips me. I appreciate the storytelling, especially since quality is a very subjective concept.

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

When I was in elementary school, I forget what grade, we had to start taking this book quizzes to prove that we were actually reading books outside of class. Why? I’m not sure, but I found them fun. Within the first few weeks of having to do this, I had already surpassed the yearly amount that we were given. My teacher thought I was cheating, so she made me double my amount, which again I beat again a few weeks later. She even went as far as to call a parent/teacher conference to tell my father that I was cheating. He merely laughed in her face and walked out of the room. Bibliophile from the start.

What is the tinnest book on your shelf?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

What is the thickest book on your shelf?

World Without End (The Pillars of the Earth #2) by Ken Follett

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

I do write, but it’s been a seriously long time since I’ve taken in seriously. I write every so often with a friend or two, just for fun. I’d love to become an author one day, it’s just a matter of finding that story that drives me to finish something.

When did you get into reading?

I was very young when I first learned to read, thanks to excellent pre-k teachers. Ever since I cracked the spine of my first picture book I was hooked. It helped that my father and older sister are big readers as well and always bought me books for just about every occasion it’s appropriate to buy a gift for someone on.

What is your favourite classic book?

Alice in Wonderland, if you’re someone like me that considers it classic literature. Or The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

In school what was your best subject Language Arts/English?

It absolutely was, I was even an editor of my high school newspaper. Though, I also excelled in PE.

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

Well, I hope that this never happens to me, but I’d probably donate it or exchange it for in-store credit at my local used bookstore.

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

Not posting often enough or not spending enough time thinking of new content. I lead a fairly busy life and attempting to blog during my busy week is sometimes incredibly futile.

What is your favourite word?

Other than a specific curse word…. BALTER (v.) to dance artlessly, without particular grace or skill, but usually with enjoyment.

Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?

If I must pick one, I’d say I’m a nerd. Definitely a proud nerd.

Vampires or Fairies? Why?

Vampires? Just not the Twilight kind. I’m more of an Ann Rice girl. But paintings of fairies are pretty rad.

Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Definitely shapeshifters. Beast Boy is sort of the absolutely shit.

Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits, I suppose, I’ve never really been into werewolf stories unless we’re talking Teen Wolf.

Zombies or Vampires? Why?

Zombies over everything.

Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?

Forbidden love, I do love me some good will they won’t they drama. Plus, the protagonist seems to always choose the love interest I don’t want them too. I have a better one, everyone stay single.

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

I crave some action with my romance. One of the reasons why I adore the John Corey novels by Nelson DeMille, the romance is there, but it’s a bit on the back burner.

Now, I realize I’m suppose to tag people to do this too. But, to conserve time while I’m spending my lunch break tucked in a library so I can write-up this post I’m going to take the easy (and LAME) route by tagging anyone who hasn’t done this yet. Or if you have and your answers have changed, go for it.

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