This-is-My-Genre-Tell-Me-Yours Book Tag

I’ve been tagged by the ever-playful duo at Bookidote to do 

It’s a fairly new tag, created last October by blogger, The Tattooed Book Geek.  Although the rules listed below are simple, I’m making it even simpler by openly inviting everyone to join in this book tag.

THE RULES:

  • Credit Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek as the creator of the tag, use the created tag name graphic, or create your own, and link back to his blog.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Tag as many people as you want.
  1. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE GENRE?
    I’m compelled to name two genres — thrillers and horror are what I read most these days. I don’t like using the word “favorite” because I also enjoy reading other genres. If I hadn’t read most of Ray Bradbury’s or Isaac Asimov’s books, I would say science fiction. Of course, there are many other good, contemporary science fiction writers out there too. (Besides science fiction, there were other years when I read mostly romance and then satirical fiction. I would go through periods of exhausting certain genres.) But, to keep this simple and easy, I’ve chosen the two genres I read the most, although I admit horror has remained a consistent favorite throughout my life.

  1. WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR FROM THE GENRE?
    I have too many authors I read and like. However, to keep it simple, I’ve shown below book titles by a thriller writer and a horror writer that come to mind right now. They are just two of my many “favorite” ones!

  1. WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE GENRE THAT KEEPS PULLING YOU BACK?
    The images, action, story lines that thrill, chill, and fill me with adrenaline.

  1. WHAT’S THE BOOK THAT STARTED YOUR LOVE FOR YOUR FAVORITE GENRE?
    Another tough one. So many of them. I’ll say that after reading so many horror books by various writers, I feel as if I’ve exhausted the library’s collection, so then I ventured toward thrillers. I’ve presented below the book titles that I remember reading decades ago.

    5. IF YOU HAD TO RECOMMEND AT LEAST ONE BOOK FROM YOUR FAVORITE GENRE TO A NON-READER/SOMEONE LOOKING TO START READING THAT GENRE, WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY?
    I highly recommend the book titles shown below if you want to appreciate the thriller and horror genres.

    6. WHY DO YOU READ?
    I enjoy stories that suspend reality, enthrall, and entertain me. There are good storytellers out there, some with better writing skills than others, but the story lines are key. And I like to think that reading good writing will help make me a better writer, too.  I invite you to open the door to reading. You’ll be glad you did!

Lovefest

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Thank you, Fitnessgrad, for the Lovely Blog Award you bestowed upon me last year in July. Excuse my tardiness, but as I’ve said before – better late than never.

Now that we’re into February, I’d like to start this month with the theme of love. As I’m wont to do, I’m changing the rules for this award where you normally tell readers about yourself. Rather than answering questions about me and nominating a select few of my fellow bloggers for the award, I’d like to turn this into a Lovefest.

I invite you to comment about something, someone, or anything you love, and leave your blog link below to give others the opportunity to fall in love with your site.

I wish you all a lovely bloggin’ time. Have a wonderful weekend!

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Award

THANK YOU to Charles French for nominating me for the Lovely Blog Award over four months ago.

The Rules:
*Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog
*List the rules
*Display the image of the award on your post
*List seven facts about yourself (me, myself, and I):

  • I am human (I make mistakes)
  • I am woman (hear me roar)
  • I read (whenever I can)
  • I write (not the songs, the stories)
  • I work (hard for the money)
  • I eat (like a pig)
  • I sleep (like a baby)

The last rule is to nominate so many people, but I don’t really like leaving out any one and many of you are award free. Instead, I would like to tell you more about the lovely blogger who honored me with the award. Most of you probably know him by now since he’s been around the blogosphere for a while. He’s got a brand new horror book just in time for Halloween. Great looking cover too:

 

So Quote Me . . .

A belated THANK YOU to Thumbup for nominating me months ago to participate in the 3-Day Quote Challenge a Day. To be more specific, it was a couple of weeks after the 4th of July (so I’m not that late).  With Halloween-tinged trickery, I deliberately applied malapropism to three well-known sayings:

“When the groin gets tough, apply lotion to it.”
— Mr. Magoo (a cartoon character who has extreme myopia)
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“Keep your hands close and your enemas closer.”
Book of Toilet Dilemmas (a rear book)
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“Two bongs won’t win the fight.”
— Chee [a Cheech-wannabee]

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

Quote Challenged

Thank you kindly, vcreationss, for nominating me for the Quote Challenge. Because I’ve already done this challenge, I’m doing something a little different. Three of the attributions below are fictional, while one is not. Your mission is to determine how quote challenged I am. Which one is quoted by another? The answer is at the bottom of the post.

“Happiness is a warm gum.”
— Comedian George Burns in his nineties

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

“Forget putting my face on the $20 bill. Just put it in my pocket.”
— a working stiff with shallow pockets

Image: Pixabay

Image: Pixabay

“We can’t make people change, but we can ask them for spare change.”
— the NYC naked cowboy
cowboy

“Spread the table with good-looking food and no one will notice you left out the salt.”
— Julia Child
foodie

 

 Answer: A working stiff (who happens to be an office colleague)

You Say Liebster, I say Lobster

Belated thanks to serendipitous writer, Ellie the Old Soul, Diego, and fitness9555  for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Since I had already been nominated before and gone through the process, I am doing something different here.

In keeping with the summer theme, I give to the four wonderful bloggers who nominated me a symbolic lobster meal.  Feast away and enjoy the rest of the summer.

Thank you all again!

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Image: Pixabay

Double Awards

Earlier this year, one of our fellow bloggers, Charles French, created the Blogger Appreciation Award to show his appreciation for the wonderful bloggers he met. He was kind enough to nominate me as one of such bloggers. Thank YOU.

A few days ago, another fellow blogger, Agatha Chocolats, was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. She too was kind enough to nominate me for this award. Thank YOU.

Listed below are the rules for each of these thoughtful awards. Following the rules are my nominees for both awards. The nominees have the option to respond to one or both. Or, they can simply bask in glory and not do anything. No offense will be taken by me.

Blogger Appreciation Award (Thanks again, Charles French)
appreciation

The Rules
(1) Thank the blogger who nominated you, link back to their site.
(2) Write a paragraph of something positive about yourself.
(3) Nominate and notify as many bloggers as you wish.
(4) Use the award image.

 

Blogger Recognition Award (Thanks again, Agatha Chocolats)
Blogger Recognition
The Rules
1. Write a post to show your award.
2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
3. Give a brief story of how you started your blog.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the award.

Why I Positively Started Blogging
To share with you what I can do
Be it writing a ditty, poem,
Vignette, or a story or two
I hope you find something that may
Amuse or inspire you
THANK YOU

Words of Advice
If you’re blogging for pleasure
No need to feel you’re under any pressure
To post daily,
Don’t worry about pleasing everyone
And always be respectful of our fellow bloggers.

In alphabetical order, my nominees: (Consider visiting these blogs if you have not done so yet; each is special in its own way.)

America On Coffee
Ana
Anotherfoodieblogger
BRH

Cabbage Patch
Camellias Cottage
Diego
East Bay Blog
Eyes + Words
FlyTrapMan

Francisco Javier Tostado
Hammad Rais
Lynn Thaler
Lynz Real Cooking
Poet Rummager
Sabiscuit
SlashMonster
Technobabble
Victo Dolore
violetonline