Nov 2, 2008

Sunday's 7 Random Bookish Things Tag

Wendi over at Wendi's Book Corner tagged me for the 7 Random Bookish Things Tag. So first I will give you the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs
4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog!

Seven Bookish Things About Me:

1. I read almost all of my text books in college completely, even though some of them were very painful; The most memorable of the ones I didn't read was "The Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad; Anna at Diary of an Eccentric thought that if we read it out loud we could get through it together--no such luck.

2. I recently discovered Christopher Moore and just love his books. I'm on a mission to read them all.

3. One of my deepest obsessions is with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux and all of its incarnations--movies and book spinoffs alike.

4. I really enjoy audio books on that early morning commute with my husband, especially books that have us laughing at 5 AM.

5. I became a book reviewed by chance and find myself more engrossed than ever; now if only I could get paid to do what I love.

6. I collect writing books that provide inspiration and guidance in the hope that I've missed something when tackling the novel, but I'm beginning to think the books are not going to help me much if I don't sit down and write something.

7. I love to make sure my books look well read, though not on the first read and not if I plan on giving them away as prizes on my blog...and especially if I borrow them from Anna or anyone else.

Ok, Who am I tagging? Here's the list of seven:

1. Anna at Diary of an Eccentric
2. Marvin at Free Spirit
3. Shana at Literarily
4. Naida at The Bookworm
5. Dar at Peeking Between the Pages
6. Rachel at Bitten by Books
7. Janel of Janel's Jumble

Also, here are some reminders about the latest Savvy Verse & Wit Contests:
(Deadlines are Nov. 5)

1. Win a copy of Black Flies by Shannon Burke

2. Win a copy of Life After Genius by M. Ann Jacoby

3. Win a copy of Lydia Bennet's Story by Jane Odiwe

Stay Tuned Tomorrow for my Interview with Nikki Giovanni, author and editor of Hip Hop Speaks to Children.


Anonymous said...

oh darn you, Serena. Just when I thought I had an easy spell goin - lol. Seriously, enjoyed your 7 things. Oh boy, now what am I gonna come up with and who am I gonna tag? (devilsih smile)

Serena said...

Marvin: I am sure your mind can come up with something good and a list of unsuspecting victims.

Anonymous said...

My husband keeps asking me how I can make money out of this. If you can figure out a way, let me know!

Literary Feline said...

I am hoping to see Phantom of the Opera performed on stage at the beginning of the new year if at all possible. Fingers crossed!

I hope you have a great week!

Serena said...

I love that Musical! I've seen it in Boston several times, once here in D.C., and once on Broadway. It's a bit of an obsession of mine.

Marie said...

Christopher Moore is a lot of fun to read :-)

kalea_kane said...

I am a huge fan of audio books! I find that I can do chores more easily if I have an audio book. I got through scraping all the wall paper off my old college apartment (four layers!) while listening to audio books. :) Of course back then my audio books were on casset. :) Loved your list.

Serena said...

Marie: I've been listening to Moore on audiobook during the commute, but I'm sure he'd be a fun read as well.

Kalea: Thanks for checking out the list. I usually listen to my iPod music when doing chores...rocking out to the hairbands of the 80s or the latest alternative rock.

Shana said...

Serena, I think it's so cool that you and your husband listen to audio books together on your morning commute!


Serena said...

It started as a way for me to get him into reading, and he enjoys them, which is a bonus.

Anna said...

I'd love to figure out how to make money at it, too. LOL

Am I really that bad about my books? My bad.

AHHHHHHHHH! Joseph Conrad! Please don't mention Heart of Darkness ever again. Well, unless you're telling the story about Professor Cortland shutting off the lights. That's just funny!

Thanks for the tag. I don't know when I'll get a chance to post this, but I will!

Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

you best post it on one of those days you have off from tours...maybe this week!

avisannschild said...

Oh I remember having to read Heart of Darkness in college. All those rivets, ugh!

I also collect writing books and I've come to the same conclusion as you have! (Yet still I don't do enough writing...)

Serena said...

Avis: what rivets? I guess we didn't get that far in the book.

avisannschild said...

I guess you didn't! That's the only thing I remember about that book, other than "The horror! The horror!"!

Serena said...

Avis: I do remember The Horror! The Horror!