Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday Tag - Ultimate Book Tag!

Tag Time! This was originally created by the ladies at Chapter Chicks. If you do this tag please leave your link in the comment below so I can visit and read your answers and get to know you more too! So, let's get started, The Ultimate Book Tag
1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Not usually however if I am in the car I am probably listening to an Audible book. 

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I'm on a Patrick Ness kick lately, love his creativity... nothing like it. 

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
For real?! Harry Potter hands down: 
     Best story ever about amazing friendships
     Made me feel every humanly emotion possible
     Magical Boarding School, period. 

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
No book bag anymore, my university days are behind me, thank goodness! My purses vary but no matter what the bag, it has to fit my kindle!

5. Do you smell your books?
Brand new books? My old classics? Never... 

 6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Either or, doesn't matter to me. I read books no matter what form they come in. 

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Character driven books. There are so many books that have zero plot and surrounds just a couple characters and I used to think those worked. Now I am so much more about beautiful visualizations and world building. 

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
As a child, whenever I saw a train sitting idle, I would seriously consider hopping on it and wait for it to take me away so I could be a boxcar child... 

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Hardcover, 237 pages

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Paperback, 15th Anniversary Edition, 870 pages

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
Maybe someday, but no time as of now. Just a journal full of plot ideas. 

12. When did you get into reading?
Hard to say. My mother always read to me growing up so since I can remember I have loved books. I think the first books I REALLY remember: 
     Matilda by Roald Dahl 
     Charlotte's Web by E.B. White 
     The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
     The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein 

13. What is your favorite classic book?
Gone with the Wind without a doubt... 

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
I wasn't bad at it, but (surprise) I'm a Chemist & Engineer so my best subject was definitely the sciences!

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
Take it graciously and then exchange it or donate it to someone I know will enjoy it. 

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I really enjoyed the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. This is similar to Harry Potter but it's pretty sweet coming from a girl lead. 

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Misspelling... thank God for spell check! Sometimes I get so excited and I can't type as fast as my mind is working so spell check is a necessity for blogging!!!

18. What is your favorite word?

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Self proclaimed Nerd (or geek). 

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires, I like the dark mystery. 

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Um... haven't read too much of either, but I think I would enjoy Angels more. 

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves, I feel that books around Spirits are spookier and I don't do scary... 

23. Zombies or Vampires?
Zombies since I've already saved the Vampires with question 20.

 24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbidden love out of the two, there are TOO MANY love triangles in the world already. 

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Action packed any day!!!

Hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about me! 


  1. Of course it's going to be Harry Potter :) I was obsessed with those books, when I was 12 years old. My childhood memories :') Love your answers.!

    1. I know... you can read me like a book (pun intended)!!!
      Best books ever... thanks for the support Anila!

  2. Hi Danielle, I just want to tell you that you're nominated on my Sunshine Blog Award! feel free to check it out if you want to :)