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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tag! You're It! (Come Play With Me!)

I was tagged twice to answer questions by two bloggers: Kate at Musings of a Book Lover and Shirley at My Bookshelf! This is such a fun way to get familiar with other book bloggers. The idea is to answer the questions from the blogger that you were tagged by and then to tag 11 other book bloggers. I have too many book bloggers that I love to ask just 11 so I'm tagging all you guys. That's right! If you're looking at this post, you're tagged.

Let's play a game!

Not this one.

How to play:
  • 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!
Now because I'm playing a little differently, feel free to answer my questions either here in the comments section or on your own blog (but make sure you let me know that you answered the questions so I can come and see your answers).

Here are my questions for you all:

  1. What's your favorite book ever?
  2. What book would you recommend for 
  3. If you could take a trip anywhere, where would you go?
  4. What's your favorite kind of music?
  5. What would you pick as your last meal?
  6. What's your favorite animal?

Here are Kate's questions: 
  1. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? I'm a big fan of mint chocolate chip.
  2. What’s in your purse? Oh man, you don't want to know. I have my life in my purse. Any situation, I will be prepared!
  3. If you could meet one author, who would it be and why? That's such a hard question. There are so many that I want to meet. I was really hopeful that I would get to meet Augusten Burroughs this week or at least watch him record a radio show. He's going to be in DC this week recording a show but I don't think that I got tickets... at least I haven't heard whether or not I've gotten tickets.
  4. If money were no object, what is one thing you would buy yourself right now? I'd buy a trip to Europe for my husband and I. I'd go all out!!!
  5. What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up? I'd love to own a coffee shop/ bookstore. I think that could be fabulous.
  6. What’s another hobby besides reading? I love, love, love to travel. There's nothing like just wandering around a brand new place.
  7. Favorite recipe (link to it, if you can!)? Oh man, probably something my mom or my husband makes and both are fab cooks and therefore, it's too hard to pick just one thing.   
  8. Sweet or Sour? I'm a sweets lover!
  9. What is one movie you could watch over and over again? Forrest Gump is one of my very favorite movies.
  10. Have you ever been to a play? I've been to tons of plays. Growing up around DC, a fab cultural center, there were many opportunities to see plays. I've also been to tons and tons of musicals.
  11. Why did you start blogging? I started book blogging basically because I had already been skulking around other book blogs and said "Hey, I think this would be fun." And it is so much fun!

Here are Shirley's questions

  1. Who is your favourite author and why?  What is your favourite book(s) written by him/her? One of my favorite authors is Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and I love Love in the Time of Cholera.
  2. When did you begin blogging and why a book blog? I've been blogging for years and years but I've only been book blogging for just under a year. I love books and loved the idea of connecting with other readers.
  3. If you were to aspire to being a writer, who would you like to be compared to and why? I'd love to be compared to so many different authors. Augusten Burroughs comes to mind. He's fabulous.
  4. What is your favourite genre?  Please explain. I love historical fiction. I'm a huge history buff so historical fiction is a natural fit for me.
  5. What is your all-time favourite book? Please explain what makes it your favourite. This is another hard question. I have so many favorites. Running With Scissors by Burroughs and The Time Traveler's Wife by Niffenegger come to mind.
  6. Which book do you feel has had the greatest influence in your life? Yeah, this is another hard one. I first read the Time Traveler's Wife right after going through a really hard break-up in college and it was one that sort of made me see that everything could turn out okay love-wise.
  7. Which book have you re-read the most?  Explain. Probably Running With Scissors.
  8. If you were stranded on a tropical island, what items would you want with you?  Which book would you want to read? I'd definitely bring my Kindle, which is already loaded with tons of books and I would be very hopeful that I'd have a wifi signal just in case I ran out of books ;)
  9. Do you have a favourite spot to read in?  Describe. I love reading in this gorgeous park by my house. It's so nice when the weather is nice.
  10. Do you make reading selections according to your moods?  What influences your reading choices?  I find that I read a lot more serious books when the weather is cold and dreary. I read lighter books during the summer!
  11. E-books or physical books?  Why? Physical books, definitely. I love the feel of the paper and the experience


  1. Great answers! Thanks for playing along! As I was reading many of your answers...they sounded like they could have been mine. I will definitely have to check out 'Running with Scissors' now! Cheers!

  2. Loved your answers! :) I'm adding The Time Traveler's Wife to my to-read list.

  3. Thanks for playing Tag! I have Time Traveller's Wife on my shelf, just waiting to be read. I am thinking it may be a summer read.

    To answer your questions:
    Favourite book ever: It's too difficult to pick just one! I like books that stay with me. In saying that I'd have to choose Connor Grennan's Little Princes, Kathryn Stockett's The Help, Charlotte Bronte's Jane get the idea.

    I would recommend Cinder by Marissa Meyer for a fun YA read or Delirium by Lauren Oliver. For a mystery buff, I recommend anything by any of the following authors: Carolyn Hart, Agatha Christie, Lillian Jackson Braun. General fiction/legal thrillers: anything by John Grisham. General fiction: Still Alice by Lisa Genova, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, My Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda.

    My bucket list includes a trip to the British Isles and Scotland.

    My favourite kind of music is easy listening. I love jazz, classical, some pop like Adele, some of the oldies like Sinatra.

    My last meal would be indulgent! Some fancy chicken dish (I love chicken) with an exotic rice or pilaff and vegetable and a decadent chocolate dessert.

    My favourite animal is the same as it has been since I was about six and that is the horse, especially the Arabian breed.


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