Book Tag

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Cindy tagged me for this.  I am absolutely going to do it because now I don’t have to come up with some bullshit post.  I’m supposed to tell you six book-related things about myself and then tag six others to do the same.

  1. The first book I ever read — like, for real read and not pretend read because I’d memorized it — was called Who Cried For Cherry Pie? I swear it exists, but I can’t find any reference to it online.
  2. If I were forced to name a favorite book, it would probably be Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut.  I used to have two copies of it, but now I can’t find either of them.  This depresses me.  Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions is probably my second-favorite book.  Oddly enough, I’ve never read Slaughterhouse-Five because I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed.
  3. I realized last year that I stopped reading books for pleasure about the time I started seminary.  I initially attributed this to having so much boring required reading that my brain couldn’t take any more.  But then I realized that was also about the same time I stopped watching movies and started watching even more television.  Maybe I stopped reading books and watching movies because of attention span issues.  However, I think the most likely reason is that I started reading tons of online fanfic.  Spuffy fanfic.  Lots and lots and lots of it, in fact — most of which was novel length or longer.  I can make recommendations if you’d like.
  4. I don’t care for most of the classics, which is probably weird for a former English teacher.  There were two novels in the last literature textbook I taught from: Nicholas Nickleby and DragonsongOF COURSE I picked the McCaffrey novel.  Why?  Because it wasn’t boring, that’s why.
  5. My favorite books to escape in are Robert Ludlum and Clive Cussler books, which are chock full of intrigue and action.  (See, LA people?  I come by that whole international jewel thief thing honestly.)
  6. People often ask me when I’m going to write a novel.  The answer to that is never.  I believe you should write what you know, and I don’t know much.

I’m tagging Cassy, Helen/Callie, (My Cousin) Rachel, Cindyshine, and Laurie.  Um, and also Oslowe/Will, even though he doesn’t read here; Annika will have to tell him.  (I’m interested to see what he says as a writer of books rather than just a reader.)

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