The Wordshark today!
I am sharing one of my favorite posts, Fiction Fears, with Karen. If you have a phobia of aliens, or if you maybe like aliens and think they get a bad rap, this post will probably make you laugh. Come over and let me know what you think!
Also, the marvelous Mike Schulenberg at Realms of Perilous Wonder tagged me while I was at the Pikes Peak Writer's Conference. I haven't had a chance to acknowledge the fun until today! Because I am in a time crunch right now, I'm not going to pass the tag on to anyone specifically, (linking takes forever!) but if you want to join in on the fun, feel free to play. Thank you, Mike, for being gracious and thinking of me!
Oh, and go check out Mike's post, Dark Wings of Mr. Flappy. It's a fun story with a happy ending and worth reading. It made me chuckle!
My Eleven Questions and Responses
1. If you could live in a fictional world, where would that be?
This is a tough one. Okay, it's from a television show, but it's still fictional. I love Cabot Cove in Murder, She Wrote. That's my pick. Laugh if you want. My husband does.
2. Fiction or Non-fiction?
I haven't been reading. It makes me sad. I'm trying so hard to get my novel edited, and keep up with blogging, etc... that I just don't have time to read. I'm looking forward to June.
3. Do you read in quiet or noisy places.
I'll read anywhere I can. I'm one of the lucky people that, when I'm engrossed with the right book, I don't hear anything.
4. Do reviews influence your choice of reads?
Nope. Nor do they influence which movies I watch. Friend's recommendations mean a lot more to me. Reviews may affect where I eat, though.
5. Audio-books or paperbacks.
6. What was the first book you remember reading?
Actually, I don't remember the first book, but I know I loved picture books. I remember the librarian and my mother having a conversation about not letting me check out picture books anymore, so I'd read books at the appropriate reading level. I still love picture books.
7. Favorite Author?
Oh, without a doubt James Rollins. And James Clemens (same guy, different genre). Also, Dean Koontz. Janet Evanovich. Those are my current ones. Some from the past are Piers Anthony, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, Victoria Holt, and Kathleen Woodiwiss. The Cat Who... series. I could go on, but won't!
8. Classic or modern novels?
There are classics I adore, but currently I like modern novels.
9. Have you ever met your favorite author?
Sadly, no. I'm thinking of James Rollins right now. I'd probably embarrass myself.
10. Book groups or solitary reading?
I've never belonged to a book club. I think I like it that way.
11. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Just one book? Not even a series? Something long, with lots of plot twists, and gorgeous writing (a la Dean Koontz or James Rollins).
All righty then! Those are some fun questions, so I hope some people take advantage of the open invitation to talk about their reading life! Linda Hatton maybe? Leigh Covington? Oh, Stacy Jensen, you probably need a post, since the A-Z Challenge is over, right? :)
You all have a happy week!