1. Who’s your all-time favorite author, and why?
This is such a difficult question!! I admit that it does change from time to time. Currently it is Charlaine Harris. I’ve really enjoyed the books in each series she’s written. Look for my review of her book, “From Dead To Worse” to be posted soon.
2. Who was your first favorite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favorites?
My favorite author was Carolyn B. Keene, the author(s) of the Nancy Drew books. I remember being so upset when I found out that it was a pseudonym and that there was more than one author. Keene isn’t still one of my favorites, but I still treasure the Nancy Drew books even though it’s been awhile since I read them.
3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?
Probably Patricia Briggs. I love her urban fantasyish series about Mercedes the Volkswagon mechanic! (“Moon Called“, “Blood Bound“–my review is located here, and “Iron Kissed” are the main stories, with a short story in “On the Prowl“, and a novel spinoff from that short story coming out very soon–“Cry Wolf“) I’d never heard of her before I picked up these books, but apparently she’s written quite a few and they are all highly praised. She mixes the supernatural elements together very well, and hasn’t yet made the mistake of either too much sex and no plot, or too many love interests for the main character.
4. If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?
Well like I said, Harris and Briggs would probably pop out first. However, then I’d add Jane Austen, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Mary Renault. Not much will ever top “Pride and Prejudice“, and Burnett’s “The Secret Garden“, “A Little Princess“, and “Little Lord Fauntleroy” (read my review here will always be favorites. Renault’s Alexander the Great series is also right up there.
See the bottom of this entry
1. I can do a weird voice that makes it sound like I’ve been sucking on helium. It’s kinda a cross between an alien and a cartoon. On the other hand, it easily amuses children, and I can perfectly mimic Alvin, Simon, and Theodore 🙂
2. I’ve only really cut my hair three times in my life. Once in second grade to my chin, Omgneveragain!, once in tenth grade to just below my shoulders, and once last summer (which I donated to Locks of Love) when my friend’s grandfather died and I wanted to cheer her up— my friends apparently find joy in my suffering/getting my hair cut.
3. I’ve pretty much memorized every line of the Lord of the Rings movies. I also can do a pretty mean impression of Gollum.
4. One day in tenth grade, we were in math class playing the state game. (You know, the Friends Thanksgiving episode where they all try to write as many states as they can in six minutes, and Ross thinks he can do it but can’t and vows to do it or not eat?) When my friend was checking my list, she said, “Wait, you weren’t serious about putting down Washington D.C. as a state, were you?” Yes my friends, yes I was. Why did I think that? I don’t know, but my friends and family will never let me live it down.
5. I read fanfiction. What is fanfiction, you ask? Well, have you ever watched a movie/tv show, or read a book, and wished that something had turned out differently? Ex, the hero married somebody else, or the bad guys won, etc? That’s what fanfiction is. It’s taking that movie/show/book and writing a story using some of those character, or tweaking the plot, etc. Fanfiction.net, for example, has 42,107 stories listed in the Lord of the Rings category. Like, what if Boromir didn’t die? Or what was Legolas’ life like as he grew up? It’s pretty much an alternate universe look at a story.
6. I hate scary movies. I can’t stand them. Even ‘scary’ movies that people think aren’t scary at all, I think are. Ex, “White Noise” scared the shit out of me. I couldn’t stand tv or radio static for quite some time. “Identity” totally freaked me out. When I saw “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, I slept with the light on for several weeks. I’m a wimp!
Rules: Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, write the six random things, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.
Tagging: Since I’m posting two memes, I’m tagging twelve people. (I decided to go with R,S,T blog names) You can either do one, or both, or lol none. I don’t want to force you into anything 🙂
Missed my last post? It was TUESDAY THINGERS- BOOK BLOGGING.