Monday, August 31, 2015

Curious Wren Blog Party Tag!

I know it's not Day One anymore... but oh well...

My lovely twitterfriend Annie Hawthorne has joined the blogging world! You can find her at Curious Wren. WELCOME!

In celebration, she is having a blogging party and giveaway, and has shared some questions in a tag. She also offers coffee, tea, cake, and handfuls of chocolate chips. How can I not participate?

1. What was the last book you read, and would you recommend it?

I just finished Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones. It's a sci-fi superhero thriller thing, and it was decent. Not superb though, so I wouldn't jump excitedly to recommend it. But give it a try if you are looking for something fun and adventurous.

2. Describe the perfect reading spot.

Luckily, it's an actual place: he couch on my screened in porch, in nice weather. It's outside, but bugless, and the couch is possibly the most comfortable thing on the planet. Ideally, there would be a bookshelf on the porch as well, for easy access, but we all know outside isn't the best place to store books.

3. Favorite book beverage? Tea? Coffee? Hot chocolate? Tears of your readers?

Ideally, the last, but I've yet to gain a large enough number of readers to sustain me. So I generally make up for it with water, tea, or lemonade.

4. Share favorite quotes from four books.

I have the crappiest memory, so this is possibly the most difficult question for me to answer. But Elizabeth Wein, Victor Hugo, Mark Twain, and Terry Pratchett have some awesome quotes.

5. What is your most loved fantasy read? Dystopia? Contemporary? Sci-fi? Classic?

Fantasy: Narnia and LOTR.
Dystopia: Hmmm. Brave New World, perhaps?
Contemporary: I... don't have one? I did like If I Stay, though, so maybe that?
Sci-fi: The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis. But I haven't read much Sci-fi.
Classic: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

6. List three authors you've collected the most books from.

-Shakespeare. I've got the complete collection, plus a bunch of Folgers editions. Because I'm lazy, I don't want to go upstairs and actually count, but I'm going to guess... 10?
-CS Lewis. I have the Complete Chronicles of Narnia, plus Surprised by Joy, which makes 8.
-Third place is a tie between a bunch, with 4 books, but let's go with Marissa Meyer.

7. What are your thoughts on magic in literature?

YES. It's lovely. Unless it's used as a way to explain everything and get out of actually making clever plot points.

8. What types of book covers capture your imagination most strongly? Feel free to include images.

I actually have a draft of a post on book covers sitting in my blogger drafts, so I'm not going to answer this question as fully as I could, because that post will be going up soon. But I really really like artsy covers, like the ones a lot of MG books have.

9. Mention the first book character that comes to mind. Elaborate on this.

Blue Sargent because I was just on tumblr and looking through Raven Cycle stuffs.
But really, she's kind of and epic character (like all of Maggie Stiefvater's characters), so she deserves to be mentioned.

10. Do you lend out your books? Or is that the equivalent to giving away your babies?

I don't lend out books. I don't OWN many books, since the library is my friend, so if I recommend a book to you, it's your job to acquire it. (Also, yes, they are my babies.)



  1. Love your answers - number three made me laugh!

    I haven't read that much sci-fi either, but I like what I've read. Try James Tiptree, Jr. She is a classic, but I love her stories with all my heart.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Oh I will definitely put James Tiptree Jr on my list! Thank you


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