You asked for it, although, for the life of me I can’t understand why you’d be so interested. 😉 That’s right, I got tagged with the fun get-to-know-you meme. It was all kinds of crazy! I was one against many as they threw their tags at me. Who got me? Well, let’s take a look shall we?
Dang! Can you see that? Four colors. Four! I got tagged four times. That means there will be a whole lot of questions for you to wade through. Ugh. Sorry folks. Who is responsible for doing this to my blog and you, my readers? Check out these fabulous bloggers if you aren’t already following them: Karen Rought over at The Midnight Novelist, Angela Wallace, Alica McKenna Johnson, Melinda VanLone. Each of them threw at me eleven questions, more or less . I’ve answered them, attached respectively.
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them.
Questions: From Karen Rought at The Midnight Novelist
1. Book or movie and why? The book, of course! Don’t get me wrong. I love, love, love movies! But the book is ALWAYS better.
2. Real book or e-book? Definitely the real deal. I have a ton of books on my kindle, but find myself more driven to finish a book when I have the original I can flip through my fingers. There’s something about seeing my progress old school.
3. Funniest thing you’ve done in the last 5 years? *looks around* You sure you’ve got the right person? I do crazy, reckless, stupid and a mirage of other things, but funny? Nah – not really.
4. How would your best friend describe you? Um, don’t know. I’m not in her head. You’ll have to ask her.
5. Do you put yourself into the books you read/write or the movies you watch? I am guilty of the fantasy, especially when I write. I have been every character. How better to understand their emotions and motives.
6. Favorite kind of car and why? I happen to love the car I drive. I’ve gotten rather spoiled by all the little extras. BUT a Camero always turns my head. Except I want one that really turns into an Autobot. Bumblebee would be nice. Thank you very much. 🙂
7. Would your choice of party be a catered meal or barbecue out back? Who’s cooking? Because if I’m the one in charge of the barbecue you may want to go with the catered meal. Just kidding. That’s a hard one. I love them both. They each have their place. But I’d probably have to go with a barbecue. The more relaxed events seem to be my style lately.
8. What’s your favorite season and why? Again, a hard one. I love the rain. I love the new blossoms in spring, the change of the leaves in the fall and the beautiful sunshine in summer. Of course, not having to do kid homework during summer is an added benefit. LOL
9. What specific lesson have you learned – Spiritual, educational, occupational? Wow, that’s a biggie. Definitely spiritual. But that’s really too big to go into here. Let’s just say it was life changing.
10. Besides writing, what’s your favorite thing to do when you get some extra time? Read, sleep, catch a movie, do small to medium home improvement projects. When the kids are older and complain a little less I will be able to add a few more items to that list.
11. What’s one place you can be found at least one time every week? At the computer. Oh, wait. Did you mean besides that? Hmm. It’s unfortunate, but the need to eat drives me to the market each week to restock the pantry and refrigerator.
Questions: From Angela Wallace at Elemental Magic
2. Do you read in noisy or quiet places? It needs to be quiet. I find noise a constant distraction that tends to pull me out of the world I’m reading about constantly.
3. What was the first book you ever read? Dang! Is your memory that good that you can remember? I haven’t a clue. I do recall reading a lot of Nancy Drew and Judy Bloom novels. I recall loving Flowers in the Attic as well.
4. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be? Any one book would become too much for me. It would drive me to madness. I have experienced this with movies I thought I could never tire of. My kids taught me otherwise.
5. Favorite author? That’s just wrong. That’s like asking someone who their favorite relative is. Don’t get me started on that. I have a post on that one.
6. Do reviews influence your choice of reads? Yes and no. If there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews I tend to listen. I don’t put a lot of stock into positive reviews because I have often disagreed with them. In the end it’s all a matter of choice.
7. Fiction or Nonfiction? Fiction. Always fiction.
8. Have you ever met your favorite author? No. I have never had the pleasure.
9. Audio books or Paperbacks? Paperbacks. Although, I have wondered if I might get more done with an audio book while I drive or multi-task – i.e. wash dishes and do laundry.
10. Classic or Modern Novels? Definitely modern. Let’s not require interpreters to understand the book.
11. Book Groups or Solitary Reading? No book groups for this girl. I am a solitary reader.
Questions: From Alica McKenna Johnson at Arm Chair Adventures
1. What is your dream vacation? I plead the fifth.
2. Are you spontaneous? I want to be but haven’t had much success in becoming so. Depending on what we are talking about, it’s hard to do when you have kids and pets depending on you.
3. One thing you want to do, but don’t dare do? Having trouble with this one. There are lots of things I want to do. But the reason I’m not doing isn’t because I wouldn’t dare. It’s usually about something else. Any of you have something good ?
4. What’s your biggest phobia? Fitting in with large groups of people that already click. This is why I stood on the outskirts as far back as kindergarten.
5. If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you? (not including your laptop or family.) Personally, I don’t think there’s any better answer than Alica’s.
6. Name three blessings in your life. My family! Good health. Food on the table and a roof over my head. Oops. Apparently I can’t count.
7. What was your nickname in high school? Zera – I wore a lot of black and white. Senior year after the prom they started calling me Red – for my prom dress.
8. If you could meet the President of the US what would you say to him? If you didn’t have to jump through all these hoops and get things passed through congress and such what would you like to change? Let’s not go there. I try to stay away from politics on the blog. No matter which way I go on the topics there is going to be someone passionate for the opposite argument. Politics don’t belong here.
9. If you could be any literary character for a day, who would you be? Only one?
10. A favorite quote? “Good to go.” It may be silly and obscure, but I catch myself using it all the time.
Questions: From Melinda VanLone at Demons and Dark Chocolate
1. If you could go anywhere in the known universe on vacation (no money worries) where would you go and why? No need to go out to the ends of the universe, there is a lot of this world I have yet to see. I have been dying to go to Italy. We’ve had too many trips planned and cancelled. I want to see Pompei. I’d also like to visit Ireland.
2. If you had a superpower, what would it be? Was it Samantha that mentioned throwing fire? That would be pretty damn awesome! But I’d probably manage to burn down my kitchen. Something I could use on a daily basis that would benefit me greatly would be the ability of teleportation like Nightcrawler.
3. If you could be any character in any story, who would you be and why? Good question. Many come to mind for their passion, grace or kick@$$ abilities, but I’d have to go with Valek from the Study Series for his superior mind.
5. e-books or paper? Swim upstream for that answer. You’ll find it there.
6. What book are you reading right now? Phoenix Child by Alica McKenna Johnson. Damn you, Alica! I need to be writing, need to be reading. What a mess I have. Also reading The Art of War for Writers and Revision & Self-Editing both by James Scott Bell.
7. What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it? The Hunger Games. Ask me again after I see it in a respectable theater. You know, one where the audience has been taught to watch the movie and not talk to it or through it. Grrrr – pet peeve
8. What was your favorite toy as a child? I loved my Dawn Dolls. I was such a girl. 😀
9. Are you a morning glory, or a night owl? Night owl – sheesh. I am attempting to train my body to survive without sleep. Not really. But that would be really cool, wouldn’t it?
10. Favorite movie quote? See above. Weren’t you listening? Err, reading?
11. What was your favorite book while growing up? I can’t recall. Books and reading weren’t something strongly encouraged in my home as a child. I didn’t get the bug till much later.
Tag, You’re It!
What’s that? You noticed that, huh? That’s correct. There are no names listed. I figured this meme had pretty much made the rounds. There are a few people still holding out, but for the most part I think it’s bee done. I am leaving it up to you. Want to play, pick eleve questions for any of the 100,000 listed above. 😉 Be sure to let me know if you do! I’ll want to be sure and visit that post. Thanks for stopping by to learn more yawn worthy stuff about yours truly. Hehehe
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