Another blog tag? I’m happy to say yes. The wonderful Vanessa Hall tagged me for this one, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to participate. Thanks, Vanessa!
Firstly, the rules:
- Answer the questions below on your blog.
- Tag at least a couple other bloggers.
- Have them answer these questions!
Now, onto the fun stuff . . .
What’s your favorite book/book series and why?
Oh no, this is a question I always dread, haha. And just because I always have too many books I love to pick a favorite! The Bible is of course on that list – more like on a list of its own – as well as Blank Mastermind, The Chronicles of Narnia, God’s Smuggler, Hind’s Feet in High Places, the Harry Potter series, and a whole bunch more (including many sentimental favorites that may not be amazingly written, but I still like them anyway).
Who is your favorite author?
You might’ve guessed it, but I don’t have just one favorite author either. Quite a few of my favorites are actually members of a writing community I’m part of, so I can’t give their names. But other than that, some authors that have written work I really enjoy are Rosey Mucklestone, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hannah Hurnard, Katherine Paterson, Isabella Auer, Daniel Schwabauer, and Jude Watson.
What is your favorite food?
Not corndogs. I don’t know why I have such distaste for them, but just . . . blech.
Otherwise, I’m one of those annoying people that doesn’t even have a favorite food, haha. It changes with the wind. I’ve recently figured out some dairy and gluten sensitivities, so in general, fresh fruits and veggies are the way to go. I also really enjoy making shakes: one of my favorites being banana, cocoa powder, and almond milk (and – cough – okra). I’m weird.
You can keep your corndogs and I’ll keep my okra, thank you.
What gives you inspiration for your books?
Seriously – music, photos, drawings, movies, other books, current events, overhearing a snippet of someone’s conversation, random strangers, dreams, experimenting with popular tropes and trends . . . I’ve yet to ever run low on story ideas. The trick is choosing which ones are really worth telling. After all, I never said they were good ideas, haha.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Hmm, I know plenty of places that I’d like to visit (Africa, Ireland, Jerusalem, Alaska, France, etc….), but to live? That’s harder. Somewhere with temperatures that don’t fluctuate between extremes most of the time would be nice. Oh, and minimal allergy-inducing plants. And nothing that will eat me. I’d want to be least somewhat near loved ones, too.
The more I think about what I’m describing, I’ve got to cheat and answer: Heaven.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
An introvert. I love people and getting to know them, but after a tiring day, it’s solitude – rather than a party – that I need to recharge. Slightly off-topic, but the fact that I love theatre (yes, performing it) is surprising to a lot of people, as I’m naturally pretty quiet in public. But to me, pushing through any discomfort to reach the blissful point of just becoming the character is worth it. Any other introverted theatre people present?
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
WARNING: WILL DISCUSS HER CHARACTERS UNTIL YOU’RE ASLEEP – AND THEN SOME.
Or something along those lines, probably. Most of the time I’d like to think I’m okay at holding myself back and not gushing about my stories at every opportunity. But if someone asks about characters within those stories? Proceed with caution.
Phew – those were actually harder than I thought they’d be! But fun, haha. I hope you enjoyed reading through them as much as I did answering them!
I’d like to tag the following people to participate if they’d like:
Thanks for joining me in this fun activity today! If I’ve learned anything, it’s that I need to actually sit down and figure out what some of my favorite things (books, foods, etc.) are for the future, haha.
How would YOU answer the questions? Do you have favorite books, foods, or authors? What would your warning label be? I’d love to find out, so let me know in the comments below!