Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Yikes! I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by Christine Duncan to tell six book related things about myself.

1) My local library was my home away from home, mostly because I had no friends to speak of while growing up. I had an absolute blast wandering from aisle to aisle looking for interesting titles to read.

2) I am self-publishing my first novel, partly because I'm supremely confident in my writing, and the rest stemming from the fact that I can't wait for others to bestow on me their singular honor of representing me and my work. I rather bring my work to the masses, for it is them that should decide my fate. Not agents or publishers.

3) I never understood the appeal of both The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. Therefore, you can add me to the very short list of people who never read those books (didn't read Dune either).

4) I have read almost every genre under the sun, save romances. My favorite genre is True Crime, closely followed by Historical Fiction. Beng a CT native, I like Mark Twain and I find Laurie King's Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mysteries utterly fascinating.

5) I am one of those people who had subscriptions to Time/Life books (three all together).

6) I am one of those people who bought the two volume set of the entire Monty Python's Flying Circus television show.

Now, who should I tag? Well, how about....

Terra Chandler, Crsuem, Vodka Mom, Kyle and Sy

Okay, Taggees, this is your challenge, should you decide to accept it:

The rules to play are easy:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random bookish things about yourself.
4. Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

16 comments:

  1. I agree about The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I hated those books when I was forced to read them in high school, and despite the fact I love special effects, I have never been tempted in the slightest to watch the movies.

    I do recommend you try Dune, though. If a sci-fi book can ever be described as a true piece of literature, that book is the one. Stay away from the movie though. I was livid when I stomped out of that theater... the price you sometimes pay when you read the book before seeing the movie version.

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  2. I will give it a go! Although I have only read about 6 books in my life...and they were all by the same author!!

    Once this night from hell ends, hopefully tomorrow will be easier and I can get it done!

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  3. I'm not sure about Dune. It never really grabbed my attention.

    I base what I read purely on what the jacket blurbs says. If the blurb looks good, I'll read it.

    If not, I won't.

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  4. On guard! I have taken your challenge, you fiend, and passed the cup on!!

    Incidentally, your number three pains me, but your number six wholly makes up for it.

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  5. Im up buddy! Thanks for the tag. BTW true crime is my favorite too!

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  6. I thought my #6 would give everyone a small glimpse in what makes me tick.

    Or at the very least, shows how skewered my outlook on life can be.

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  7. Had to check out your blog based on the puppy pic (I love beagles).

    Add me to the list on #3 :-)

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  8. I had a subscription to time life books too...I have them in a box in my closet. I don't think I ever actually read them.

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  9. I've read two of the three I got. One was on the Civil War (33 volumes) and I read every single one. At the time, I used to work the overnite at a convenience store, so I needed something to read to pass the time.

    The other set was on True Crime, but it wasn't very good.

    I think overall I spend somewhere in the neighborhood of about $1600 on them.

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  10. Wonderful to see this Georgie. Good luck with your book. If you wish to have it promoted, by all means contribute a post to CuteWriting once it is published.

    As you say, crime is my favorite too. I am sure you will know it when you read through my posts. Sherlock Holmes is the absolute favorite here. Also, I haven't read much of romantic fiction.

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  11. Thanks for the offer. I may just take you up on that.

    I haven't read much of romantic fiction either. From my point of view, it's really hard to find something out there that covers it from both sides.

    I've found only one so far: Whiskey Road.

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  12. done. in a way. so to speak. And, thanks so much for mentioning me. I'm blushing.

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  13. Oh you're more than welcome.

    If I like someone and their blog, I'm more than happy to share it with everyone.

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  14. Ouchies!

    Can't wait to see what you got, so off I go running.

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  15. It was quite hard considering I dont do anything "booky"! Although it is true...my wife does have more books than is safe for one person. Drives me nuts. They are everywhere!!

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