Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Book Tag and I'm apparently 'It'!

Seems I've been tagged today (earlier today that is) and I'm just getting around to answering the posed questions.  Forgive me Theta if you will.  The tagger is my good friend Theta, who has a wonderful blog which I urge to pay a visit to.  Theta's blog is  On with the questions and answers it is then...  

.....and seeing as I don't have 11 followers yet (..kicks rock and a single tear falls...), I'm going to completely break the rules and let the tagging end with me this round.  

For formality, here's the rules in the off chance any of you out there in the blogoverse would like to continue the Book Tag fun on your very own blog.

The Rules: 
1. You must post the rules. 
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create 10 new questions to ask the people that you have tagged. 
3. Tag 11 people and link to them on your post. 
4. Let them know you've tagged them!

Now for the questions.  Cheers and joy abound!

1. What's your idea of Book Heaven (genre or book that you love) and what's your idea of Book Hell (genre or book that you'd happily chuck out of your bedroom window without a second thought)?

Book Heaven for me would reside somewhere cozily between historical fiction and horror, two genres I can never seem to get enough of.  Book Hell would most assuredly be Harlequin Romance novels.  The mere thought (and sight) of those little dingy paperbacks would surely make me want to chuck them out the bedroom window.  

2. If you could have a one-to-one dinner date with a literary character, who would you have dinner with and why?  (Okay, I'm a bit of a romantic... sue me!!!)

Oh no, decisions decisions!  You know as dorky as it is, as far as literary characters go I would choose Professor Snape.  Not only do I love Alan Rickman but I really enjoyed Snape.  Otherwise, I can't think of anyone else at the moment and I would surely default and choose a dinner with an author.  Author would have to be Stephen King, no doubts.  Picking his twisted mind over a dinner would be interesting.

3. Controversy time - Do you think the romantic partnerings for Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood in Book 7 are right, or are you like me and prefer the alternate reality version of the film where Neville falls for Luna?

To this question, I'm going to kindly sit atop the fence and refuse to jump on either side.  I'm indifferent as they say.

4. Which book is in your bag at present?

Several books are in my bag at the moment.  Let's make a list shall we?

1. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
2. The Peaceable Kingdom by Francine Prose
3. Tinkers by Paul Harding
4. Scary Stories by Peter Glassman
5. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
6. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
7. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 1 by Maryrose Wood

5. Hollywood time - Which book would you like to turn into a film and why?

I have to stay current because my memory fails me in these moments.  I'll say 11/22/63 would make for a terrific movie if done well.  It's probably already in the works as I type but while I read the chapters, I've found it very easy to picture the events unfolding on the big screen.  

6. One of my favourite theatre shows is "Wicked" because you find out that the supposedly villainous Wicked Witch Of The West in Elphaba is a person who's misunderstood.  Which literary villain do you feel is misunderstood and why?  (PS - You can't pick Elphaba).

......Brain fart.....can I revisit this when my mind isn't asleep?  Perhaps tomorrow.  

7. Do you listen to music when you read to concentrate?  If so, what type of music do you listen to?

I can already feel the weird stares...    Yes, I listen to music sometimes while I read.  If it's a music listening kind of night or day, I'll listen to classical or piano and sometimes just ambient.  

8.  Cheesy question - If you could meet one book/film blogger or vlogger (no expense spared on the travel), who would you like to meet and why?

One blogger that I would enjoy meeting would be Theta for various reasons.  Firstly, it would probably require me taking a trip across the pond which I would do happily and secondly, you seem like one of the nicest people around.  

9. What was the first book that you remember reading for leisure in your childhood?

I remember fondly loving the Anne of Green Gables series as well as the Bunnicula books.  

10. Okay, a bit of an "Apprentice" or "Dragon's Den" type of question.  Which book should I seek out to read? - PITCH IT TO ME!!! :)

Okie dokie, a book you should seek out and read just for the point of it is Tuesdays with Morrie.  Talk about a tear know if you like that sort of thing.  No I kid, somewhat.  It's a great story about life, death, and what we choose to do in between.  It also makes apparent how life is a series of lessons and death is our last class or was in this book.  Read it!  You'll love it too!  

Thanks so much for the tag, questions were fun!  If I had enough people to tag I would now list my very own creative questions but alas I do not.  Thanks for reading!  Hope you enjoyed my answers!



  1. Thanks for answering my questions.

    I've put Tuesdays With Morrie on to my Kindle Wish List. There's a couple of books that you've mentioned or reviewed that are already up for purchase.

    Thanks for being a great friend.

    1. Oh don't mention it. It's a great little book, so let me know if you like it when you read it.

      ...and thank you.

  2. Yes, another Stephen King fan! I reckon I would go on a date with him as well actually. Well, assuming that JK Rowling wasn't free. But I wouldn't want to talk to her about her books.

    I haven't started on 11/22/63 yet though.

    1. I almost mentioned JK myself but I've been a lifelong fan of King.

      You should start 11/22/63 as soon as you can. I love it and I think you might be surprised how quickly you sail through it.

    2. Fair enough. I am romping through The Dukkering Boy by Frances Lewis at the moment so will probably give Mr King's latest a bash afterwards.

      Well done on sorting the comment options out!