So since I have quite a few book spotlights and such running around here I figured it was time to do something fun. And we all know what that means.
So yes, I browsed through some book posts and found this Book-Lover Tag over at Once Upon an Ordinary
It looked fun, so I did it. And…. I’ve got nothin more to say, so just go read below.
1. Name a book you’re embarrassed to say you haven’t read yet.
J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. I mean, I’ve seen the movies - and I love them. And I got the books this last Christmas...But, like, I don’t know, they don’t really….uuuh, hold my attention? (I know that sounds bad but I love the movies and not the books).
2. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever used as a bookmark?
I….don’t know? My brain doesn’t go that far back. I think I’ve used the wrapping of a water bottle…
3. Look at your bookshelf. What’s the first book you see with a yellow spine?
Wings of Fire: Darkness of Dragons by Tui. T. Sutherland (it’s… partly yellow, does that count?)
4. If you could have one new book from a deceased author, who would it be?
C.S. Lewis. Why????? Because he left a character HANGING! Just hanging there, waiting to be finished, a whole story ahead of them, only to find out that it is over - all over and they shall never see the end of the story! No happy ending for you Susan! You are forever stuck in an unfinished story! Oh Susan! WHYYYYYY?
5. Name an author who deserves more readership
I don’t know. Maybe Chuck Black, author of the Kingdom Series? I don’t know exactly how popular he is, but I’d like to see some of his books made into movies.
6. Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Whaaaaaat? You think I’d use something as perfect as a bookmark? ME? Definitely a random piece of paper (or anything else within reach at that dire moment).
7. Can you stop anywhere in a book or do you have to finish the chapter?
I’m the sort of person who says, “after I finish this chapter I’ll put it away and do that” - a few hours later, “just let me finish this chapter”... a few MORE hours: “I can’t stop in the middle of a chapter! So after I finish this chapter I’ll go to sleep.”... yeeeah.
8. One book at a time or several?
ONE! Unless that certain book doesn’t hold my attention -*cough* Hobbit *cough* Lord of the Rings…. Ahem.
9. Do you read ahead or skip pages?
NOOOOOOo! I would NEVER! That’s just… no! No no no no… no skipping. No sneaking peeks. No. Especially not to the back of the book! I mean, unless I have a lot of books and I just happen to take a tiny peek at the middle or end page… Or something… Anyway I figured I’d let Alcatraz and Bastille from Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson explain a bit more:
“Alcatraz nods. ‘We’re here to talk to you about a pernicious evil that is plaguing today’s youth. A terrible, awful habit that is destroying them from the inside out.’
Bastille looks at the camera. ‘He’s talking, of course, about skipping to the ends of the books and reading the last page first.’
‘We call it last paging’ Alcatraz says…
‘Alcatraz,’ Bastille says. ‘...did you know that Last-paging is the largest cause of cancer in domesticated fruit bats?’
‘Yes indeed. Also, Last-Paging makes you lose sleep...and can decrease your ability to play Halo by forty-five percent.’............’Stay away from Last-Paging, kids!’” -from The Knights of Crystallia: Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians ( I removed some parts of this conversation so you totally HAVE to go get the bookz and read them! mahahahaahha!)
10. Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Well I don’t break it on purpose….
11. What books do you regret reading?
I don’t think there are any that I necessary “regret” reading. If there’s a book with a bunch of bad language or uses God’s name in vain, I don’t read it - so there aren’t any I really truly regret. Now there are ones I could have lived without reading, and maybe I’ll do some reviews on those later. But if a book is really bad I stop reading it right away. Actually there’s a book I was given years ago in our shed, it’s still waiting to be burned…… But I guess I might just have to settle for throwing it in the trash. Oh well….
12. On average, how many books do you read per year?
What is this? Why am I being asked this????
Uh, because you swiped it from another blog and the person who made the question had no idea you existed?
Hush. You’re, I mean I’m, not supposed to think of that! So go sit in the corner and be quiet.
(don’t look at me, I don’t know who’s talking here…. I may or may not be sorta tired)
Aaaanyway, I have absolutely NO IDEA. Like, you, actually expect me to count? Like, use...math? *shudders*
13. What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?
I’ve never read a book a hundred times. End of story. ( Maybe Alcatraz? I mean, at least I wouldn’t mind reading it again).
14. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned from a book?
Not to use Last-Paging! … and also to trust God no matter what, He’s still working miracles today, and He won’t let us down. We just need to have the faith to trust Him in all things and all times (God’s Smuggler, To a Different Drum, - check these books out!)
15. What is the most recent book you’ve read?
…….hmmmm……...hmm……..hm…...h……. A free short story (The Old Mansion’s Secret - a Christmas Story by Rebekah A. Morris) . Because I’m dying from lack of reading material over here (come on you writers! Help me out!)
16. What quote from any book will you never forget? Why is it significant?
Please excuse me while I skim through some of my inspirational books.
Because there are so many great quotes, here’s four from Tolkien (now I’m not exactly sure if these are in the books, but really like them, so there):
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” (indeed! Live everyday as if it is your last and serve God every second of every day!)
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” (It doesn’t matter who you are or what circumstance you are in, whether you are a child, a teen, adult, you can still make a difference in this world - you can still bring glory to God and serve Him. Even a child, following Jesus faithfully, can change someone else’s life. Everyday deeds, whether it be a simple smile or kind word - can change someone’s day. And just by living faithfully, following the Bible, may change the future of someone who was watching you stay faithful in all things). Which leads me to this next quote:
“Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I found it is the small things. Everyday deeds by ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay.”
“Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” (many a time you may get discouraged because things you do for God, whether it be passing out tracts, being faithful in things, etc, goes unnoticed - when that happens it is often easy to think that the things you do make no difference, but that simply is not the case! Because God sees all that you do, and others see as well, who knows how many people you actually affect because you are quietly serving God? Keep up serving God even when the things you do go unpraised or unnoticed by man - because God is watching! And He has commanded us to run this race faithfully).
17. How many books do you own?
I have no idea.
18. In the past year, what is the greatest book you’ve read?
Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So basically just go do this tag on your blog and comment below with the link so I can READ IT. And if you don’t have a blog? No problem! Comment below your answers to the questions!
Keep on shining for Christ!
*Vanishes in a billow of flames*
A daughter of the KING, an ambassador of Truth, a soldier of the Cross.