Saturday, November 8, 2008

I've been tagged

I have been tagged. Stormi tagged me at I have to tell you 7 random things about me concerning books, then tag some people. First, I am to post the rules. Here they are.

Now on to the good stuff.
1. I love to read books and have practically no time to read. My TBR pile could fill a room because I keep buying books even though I don't have time. Actually I could open a small library with them and I gave away 500 books last summer!

2. I am reading for research right now such titles as: Germ, Just the Facts, Ma'am, Strictly Murder, Biohazard, and Deadly Doses. Now you see why I don't have time to read for pleasure.

3. When I totally retire my second job (teaching--I'm subbing right now long term), I plan to read one book for pleasure and one for research.

4. My favorite books to read are a mix of suspense and adventure. I love James Rollins, especially his earlier ones. Amazonia is one of my all time favorite reads.

5. I'm not a huge fan of literary books. I won't read "Oprah" type books. Hold it--I think I have to take that back because I read Night and taught it to my students. It was excellent.

6. When I read for pleasure, I want to be entertained. I want to put the book down and feel uplifted--hence the reason I don't read books with "bad" endings. I could watch the news and get that. I want to see hope in the story and have fun--figuring out who did it or something like that. That's probably the reason I write Love Inspired Suspense. You can get a good suspense with the message of hope.

7. I'm so sorry to hear that Michael Crichton died this week. I loved reading a lot of his books. Jurassic Park is one of my all time favorite reads.

Now I've tagged Cara, Debby, Pamela, Hope and Anita Mae.


Abi said...

here's my tag.

Margaret Daley said...

Abi, I love your blog.

Danica/Dream said...

How fun reading about you Margaret!