To begin my post today, I have the most exciting news ever. My friend, Anna is going to be releasing her fourth book very soon! I’m so excited, and she has successfully kept it very secret about the book. She describes it this way…
“Everyone needs a good book at any time of the year. This short story collection is an enjoyable read with lovely, God-centered stories of hope and faith.”
A Place to Belong: Short Story Collection sounds like it will be an AMAZING book. I haven’t read it yet, but I have read her other books, and they’re splendid. The book will be 76 pages, 5×8 size. She hasn’t published it as of yet, so stay turned for updates when it is available on Amazon at Anna’s blog, Annie Writes.”
And, to make this post a little more fun, I’m doing a book tag Kendra Lynn tagged me for! I don’t think it has a name, or rules, so I’ll just jump in.
1. how many books are too many books in a book series?
Darling, there’s no such thing as too many books in a serious. Is there such a thing as too many kids in a family? I thought not. At least, that’s my opinion. The more the merrier, aye?
2. how do you feel about cliffhangers?
Best friends in writing and reading, honestly. I love cliffhangers, and my mom says I over use them, only because she doesn’t like them. I think that’s because she doesn’t have time to read a book straight through, and so she wants a good place to set the book down.
3. hardback or paperback?
Some of the best books are paperback, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to become hardback, like immediately!
4. favorite book?
The Wide Wide World by Susan Warner. Her sister wrote Jesus Loves Me, and Susan writes characters that are lovable, relatable, and…How do I describe this? You have some characters that experience things that make you know they aren’t real, but Susan Warner’s characters are real, and they experience things that I can relate to.
5. least favorite book?
*Glowers* I’m an all or nothing person, so I either LOVE a book, or HATE a book. Ugh, I hate G. A. Henty’s books to such an extent that I can’t even finish them. I also respect Tolkien, but I can’t like his books. But, one person’s book I read, she had the most compelling writing voice, but I didn’t agree with the characters, and it made me so mad. But she was an artist of a writer.
6. love triangles, yes or no?
No comprendo, amigo. So…
7. the most recent book you just couldn’t finish?
Umm…I always finish books, pretty much. I have a strange hope that they’ll get better as they go on. Too optimistic, I guess. 😛
8. a book you’re currently reading?
October. I don’t even know who it’s by. I just bought it from the big Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale. Seems pretty good…But I haven’t read much of it. My iPad died before I got but a few pages into it. XD
9. last book you recommended to someone?
Goodness! I don’t know. Probably the last book I read. XD I think it was one of George MacDonald’s books, since they’re SOOOOOOO good. *sighs happily* I shouldn’t get started on this, or I’ll never end, LOL!
10. oldest book you’ve read? (publication date)
I’m pretty sure 1699 was the oldest book I’ve read. Believe me, it’s duller than dull. *sigh* But I may be wrong…
11. newest book you’ve read? (publication date)
Hmm, probably Beyond Her Calling by Kellyn Roth. I read it before it was even published, LOL. It’s so good. 😀
12. favorite author?
Well…George MacDonald, L.M. Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, E.D.E.N. Southworth, C.R. Hedgcock, Parker Hankins, um…That’s all I can think of. OH! I also love Kate Willis’ books and Maddie Tucker’s writing. (Note: Two of those authors aren’t published yet.)
13. buying books or borrowing books?
Books and music related items are about all I buy, but I can’t afford to buy all the books I read. My mom thinks I buy too many books as it is, but as long as they all stay in my room…Well, they’re staying. 😉 So, probably borrowing books, because I do that more.
14. a book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?
I don’t like Harry Potter, or Jane Austen, and those are really popular, so…*shrugs*
15. bookmarks or dog-ears?
neither, actually. I have a semi photographic memory, and so I just have to look at the page number once, and I’ll remember it.
16. a book you can always reread?
I reread most of my books, actually. I’m the kind of person that finds something new every time. (Probably because I read too fast, LOL.)
17. can you read while hearing music?
I can read while listening to music, while you’re talking to me, during a party, in the car…My reading talents can be used in any environment. (I take that back. It’s really hard for me to read outside, because I get distracted.)
18. one POV or multiple POVs?
I love multiple POVs, but if there’s too many, I can’t focus. I think the more the merrier, though. It gives stories a different twist, and sometimes helps the reader to understand better what’s going on.
19. do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?
As I’ve had more and more to do in my life, reading a book in one sitting is only for sick days. (Or days I need a creativity boost.) So, I usually take two to three days to read a book. Unless it’s short.
20. who do you tag?
Best question yet. I have a few bookish people I thought about tagging, but I’m going to leave it up to the reader. Do you want to do this tag???
And now, that that’s over, go check out Anna’s blog, and wait for her announcement. 😀