Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tag! I'm It...Again

Earlier this month, I was swatted in a Blogger's Game of Tag. Today, I was Tagged by Freda at Freda's Voice. If you don't know Freda, then please pop over and check her blog out. It's one of my favorites! And now to the tagging nitty-gritty....


- You must post the rules.
- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
- Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
- Let them know you’ve tagged them!

QUESTIONS (from Freda)

1. What was the last book that made you tear up/cry? Laugh out loud?
That Day in September by Artie Van Why Didn't quite have me in tears, but a very touching book about Van Why's experiences on and after 9/11.
Loose Cannons: Devastating Dish from the World's Wildest Women by Autumn Stephens. Very funny quotes from some very vocal women.

2. What new book are you most excited to read this year?
Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker. It's a mystery. About the Titanic! And it has an academic flair--a Harvard reunion! How could I not be excited?

3. If you could spend the evening with one author, living or dead, who would it be?
Dorothy L Sayers. I'd want to talk to her about mysteries and then when we got tired of that we could discuss her religious works. And anything else that came to mind.

4. If you could be reincarnated as one of your favorite characters, who would it be and why?
I'm not entirely sure that I'd want to be reincarnated as a character. But, if I must choose....then Phryne Fisher, Kerry Greenwood's grown-up Nancy Drew. Phryne is smart and witty and self-sufficient. She has enough money to do as she pleases, but she doesn't abuse her position.
5. If you could pick an author to write the story of your life, who would you choose?

Um. I dunno. How about Kerry Greenwood? Especially if she can make my life sound half as exciting as Phryne's. :-)

6. What’s your favorite cook book?

The one that has the recipe I want in it. (I don't really have a favorite.)
7. Edward vs. Jace. Who wins that fight?
I have no idea who Jace is. I'm assuming that Edward is from Twilight. Regardless, I don't know and I can't say that bothers me much.
8. Dumbledore vs. Gandalf. Who wins that fight?
Again, I'm sorry, but I don't particularly care. I've only read one Harry Potter book and I haven't read any of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

9. What is your favorite book to movie adaptation?
That's a hard one. I have a few. But if I have to choose just one, then I'm going to go with Rebecca (1940). Alfred Hitchcock certainly knew what he was doing with suspense. The casting is perfect. Dame Judith Anderson is wonderful as the woman you love to hate, Mrs. Danvers. I love the old classics.

10. What book would you want to buy a special edition for?
That all depends on what you mean by "special edition." There are special editions that are movie-tie-ins, there are special editions that are illustrated or specially sized or bound. Or some other limited-edition thing. I'm not all that into those. NOW, if a special edition means a first edition copy of a Vintage Mystery (any Vintage Mystery, doesn't matter), then I'm all over that. And the WWII pocket sized editions of Vintage Mysteries? I absolutely love those.

11. What, if anything, do you snack on while you’re reading?
Depends...but I do love sunflower seeds and grapes.

Now to do some Tagging:Actually, I'm not going to tag anyone by name/blog. I tried that when I was tagged at the beginning of the month and that didn't seem to take off very well. SO....If you're reading this, then...TAG! You're It! Feel free to grab the questions below, answer them and let us know a bit more about yourself. I'd appreciate it if you'd post a comment letting me know and I'll be sure to stop by and check out your answers!

Here's my questions for those of you who accept the tagging challenge:
1. Favorite childhood book-related memory?
2. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
3. Best present you ever received?
4. A song that you could sing the lyrics to right NOW.
5. Who was your first friend? Are you still friends?
6. Do you collect anything? If so, what and what got you started?
7. What is the title of the book that is closest to you right now?
8. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
9. Do you live in the city, the suburbs or the country?
10. Have you ever met somebody famous? Who?
11. What would a perfect day be like for you?



fredamans said...

Thanks for accepting my tag and not messing it up like I did. Been a long week with my hubby's grandma dying.

Bev Hankins said...

I'm sorry, Freda. My thoughts to you and your husband's family.