Friday, March 2, 2012

I've Been Tagged

Terrie Hope tagged me to answer some questions here, and then come up with questions for other bloggers to answer. Here are my answers - and the list of people I want answers from. (Hint: You're one of them.)

The Tag rules:

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.

These are my answers to Terrie's questions.

1.      If you could be a character from a book you've read, who would it be and why?

That would be Keisha from Lackey’s Owl Trilogy. I like who she is and how she operates in her world.

2.     Do you have a favorite place to read? In the garden? Your favorite chair?

I prefer reading on the couch where I can stretch out my legs and get comfortable.

3.     What was the first book you remember ever read?

The Little Red Hen. It was a Golden Book and I had it memorized for many years.

4.     If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?

That would be Elizabeth Moon’s book, “Deed of Paksennarion”. That book gets deep inside me and brings out stuff I never knew was there. It acts as a psychic cleanse every time I read it.

5.     Favorite author?

I tend to have favorites for each genre I read. Anne McCaffrey and Mercedes Lackey tie for epic fantasy. Andre Norton  and Orson Scott Card for pure sci-fi, Susan Wittig Albert for modern mystery and modern children’s fairy tales,  Spider Robinson for sf and urban fantasy, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle for self-awareness, and the list goes on and on and on.

6.     Do reviews influence your choice of reads?

Rarely, though they might intrigue me. What usually brings me into the book is when I can read the back copy. If that intrigues me, I’ll go further and begin reading the book. If I’m not sucked in by the end of the third page, though, I’ll walk away from it.

7.     Fiction or Nonfiction?

Fiction first, if for entertainment. Nonfiction on specific subjects that interest me. I’m one of those eclectic readers who will read soup cans for the ingredient list and nutritional chart. I also read a lot of scientific articles in a wide range of fields.

8.     Have you ever met your favorite author?

I wish, but no, I’ve not been that fortunate.

9.     Actual books or eBooks (Kindle, Nook, etc.?

I prefer physical books, simply because I like the feel and substantiality of them. EBooks work as well, though at present I can only read them on my PC.

10. Classic or Modern Novels?

Either or both. I have been known to have a couple of each being read at the same time.

11. Book Groups or Solitary Reading?

I’ve never been a member of a book group. Reading is a very solitary pleasure for me. It’s the one time when I don’t have to take anyone else’s feelings, attitudes, or opinions into account when experiencing an evolving story. I like that.

I've tagged:

1.     Denise Stanley
2.     Laurie Kolp
3.    Kim Curley
4.     Julie Louise Phillips
5.     Linda Evans Hofke  http://linda'
6.     Carrie Martin
7.     Yaya (aka Joan Erickson)
8.     Hannah Gosselin (aka Metaphors and Similes)
9.     Patricia A. Hawkenson
10. Barbara Ehrentreu  (aka Barbara's Meanderings)
11. Laura Page

  My questions for others: I'm asking similar questions as well as creating totally new ones.

1.     What’s the name of the worst villain in any book you’ve read?
2.     Do you eat/snack and drink anything while you read? If so, what?
3.     What was the first book you read meant for adults?
4.     If the house caught fire, which would be the one book you’d save from the fire?
5.     Which author has had the greatest impact on you as an adult?
6.     Do you read book reviews before reading a book?
7.     Would you rather read poetry or memoir?
8.     Have you gone to a book signing? Who was the author, and what was the name of the book?
9.     For you, what’s the main attraction of e-readers and e-books?
10. Did you go through a phase during your teens of reading romance/horror?
11. Would you recommend a book that you didn’t particularly like or one that was poorly written? 

There are some people I didn't tag because I ran out of people who haven't been tagged.  So, if you haven't been tagged, please answer my questions as if you have. 

Many people have been tagged already. For those I’ve chosen who have been tagged and answered prior to this, let me know and you’re forgiven for not participating. If you’ve not been tagged yet, you’re it!


  1. Thank you so much for this, Claudette. I'll be sure to check out these wonderful blogs you have mentioned but I can't promise anything in the form of participation at this point because I'm swamped with work and kid activities. Blessings!

  2. Laurie, I understand completely how busy you probably are. If you can do this, that's great. If you cannot, that is also fine. I'm not going to scold or flog you for being too busy. I'm one who can fathom busy without any difficulty whatsoever.

    Good luck with those activities. Have a blast, regardless of what you do. TTFN

  3. Congratulations on your award! I enjoyed your answers.

    And thank you for tagging me :)

    I will definitely do these questions but it may take a few days to come up with answers, not to mention the eleven people. Haha!

    Thanks again, Claudsy.

  4. You're welcome and thank you, Denise. I'm glad you're going to participate, and I totally understand about making time to put it together. You're right about gathering eleven people to tag, as well.

    Still, I see the tagging as the award and can't fault those who haven't the time to pass it one. I've been there a time or two myself.

    Have a great week.


  5. Enjoyed your answers, Clauds. And thank you! I did receive this one shortly before yours (like days, strangely enough), and I still haven't responded to that one! ;) One of these days... But I appreciate it all the same. X

  6. Hey, Carrie. Not a problem. You need to do what's best for you. I know that feeling of being torn between needs vs. wants. Take care.