Thursday, November 6, 2008

Margaret's Tag

I've been tagged, but rather than make it random, I'm making this reading related. :-)

1) I have loved to read since I was about 4. You'll still find me with a book in my hands all the time.

2) My favorite childhood books were the Little House on the Prairie series. Read them voraciously over and over. It's been a blast to read them with my kids now. Laura Ingalls Wilder was truly a gifted writer. Very active writing that paints the scene ... and tells you how to actually build the door, but I digress.

3) My favorite young adult books were the Anne of Green Gables series. And oh, those wonderful CBC adaptations. I loved Anne. And vowed to be like her. I may make lots of mistakes but I try to make the same one only once. I'm far too creative for duplicates!

4) As an adult I discovered Mary Higgins Clark, and feel in love with her blend of suspense. Can't read all of hers, because some of the early ones get a tad weird, but I'll never regret taking a chance on Loves Music, Loves to Dance. A love was born...and for years I said I wanted to write books like that in the Christian arena. Now I do!

5) I'll never regret discovering Bodie Thoene's early series. The Zion Chronicles and Covenant satisfied the reader in me and the part that was passionate about getting history right. Oh, to be able to write gripping stories that honored history. And now I try to do that as well. Isn't, God good!

6) My first book that I wrote is a toss-up: I can't remember if it was the book set in Boston during the Revolutionary War or my attempt to what if what could have happened to the lost colony of Roanoke. I'd still like to explore that one at some point. Hmm, could make a great modern suspense...

7) I have been blessed and challenged by Beth Moore and Jennifer Rothschild's Bible studies. Those women have poured out their hearts on the page for us...and if we are willing to dig deep, God can transform our lives, too.


5 comments:

Abi said...

What a fun tag to read.

I'd love to be included in your weekly book drawing.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abi said...

I've posted my 7 (8) things at my blog site. How fun.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2008/11/youve-been-book-taggedmystery-book-give.html

tholix said...

That was FUN ! I also loved Little House on The Prairie...the books and the tv show.

Have you ever read the Left Behind series ? Those were great !!

Thank you and Happy Holiday's !!
Cathy
tholix at pineland dot net

Debby Giusti said...

Margaret,
I'm a Laura Ingalls Wilder's fan as well. Also Mary Higgins Clark.

Love having the tag comments centered on the books we love. I'll post my favorites next Wednesday.
Debby

Debby Giusti said...

Sorry, Cara, guess I waas confused. Margaret sent us the tag email so when I read your title I thought she had written the blog. Went back and checked the fine print!

Still, I love LIW and Mary Higgins Clark! :)