Friday, March 2, 2012

A Picture Paints 1000 Words and I'm It

I happen to enjoy blogfests, but I don't get to participate in very many.  I AM participating in Unicorn Bell's A Picture Paints 1000 Words blogfest.
Get the details.  Check out the pix!
Go check it out, if for nothing more than the gorgeous pictures you get to choose from.  I've been looking them over again and again and I'm still cheesing, trying to decide which one to go with.

And...

I'm It :-)  Thank you to Brianna at Kindling the Fire for the tag.

Here are her questions and my answers:

1. What's your favorite YA Heroine?  It's a tough fight between Hermione and Katniss, the wand or the bow.  Hmmmm....
2. Have you ever tried to write your own novel? Yes.  I've written a few completed manuscripts, one that I self-pubbed for fun and the other two that may not see light of day, well, at least one for sure since I got rid of   everything but my memory of it.
3. How many hours a day do you read on average? I average about 30 minutes a day during the weekdays.  Weekends have no average, just steal what I can.
4. What is your favorite book to movie so far?  So far, I 'd have to say the Lord of the Rings trilogy.  It was a tremendous undertaking to even try and put such an epic to screen.  I knew there would be much that just wouldn't be able to translate exactly how I thought it would but when I saw each movie, I was blown away with how much descriptions remained true, characters, setting, so much was done to keep it as close as humanly possible and I appreciated that from the entire assembly that brought the production to fantastic fruition.
5. Do you own an ereader? If so what one? No e-reader.  However, I make wonderful use of my kindle for PC app.  Building a hefty e-book collection from some wonderful authors.  Speaking of which, I need to go buy Channeler's Choice by Heather McCorkle.  Hold on.  Okay, sorry about that.  It's in my library now :-)
6. How many books do you plan to read this year? My goal is 30 books.
7. Where are you most comfortable reading? Snuggled in the corner of my couch with my daughter's Princess throw warming my legs.
8. Sometimes I love to snack while I read. What's you're favorite book snack?  My favorite snack period is chocolate chip cookies.  They are the devil to my hips and other over-jolly places that need quite a bit of reshaping into something less circular.
9. What genre do you absolutely hate?  No absolute hate.  I'm just a bit scared of horror.
10. Do you enjoy book blogging? Why or why not?  Well, my blog isn't specifically a book blog, but more about all things books, from writing, reading, loving and supporting books and authors, and making my own way on this winding road to publication.  And I love it because it's an extension of my passion for reading and writing.

That's pretty much it about me.  How about you my fellow writers, bloggers, readers and lovers of words?  Feel free to choose a question and answer it in the comments below which will shed a tiny light into the window of your world for me.  Thank you and have a wonderful weekend :-)

57 comments:

  1. oh, I think I'd have to go with Katniss as my favorite heroine.. and I can not wait for the movie.. just a couple more weeks!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Katniss was certainly very sacrificial to take her sister's place the way she did. THG movie is one I hope to catch in the theaters.

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  2. My favorite heroine is definitely Hermione, and I have to agree with you on The Lord of the Rings. Those movies are epic.

    Thanks for the heads up about the blogfest by the way. :)

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    1. Hermione's loyalty in the face of being brilliant, yet an outsider, shined through the whole series.

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  3. LOTR is the best adaptation ever! And I'm a Hot Tamales kind of guy when it comes to snacks.

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    1. Agreed about the adaptation, Alex. So many things were done right that it was just mind boggling to see Middle Earth brought to life.

      You slay me with your Hot Tamales :-)

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  4. Loved reading your answers! And thanks for mentioning the blogfest!

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    1. Thanks, Charity. And my pleasure to mention it. Sounds like it should be rather fun.

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  5. Great answers. I had no idea you self pubbed a book. You should share the buy link to it, I'd love to check it out. Also, good luck with all your writing. :-)

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  6. Oh, that book was from another place in time for me. A suspense YA. Don't think I'll tell Chipmunk about it until she turns 25 or something like that lol!!! Plus, it was before the rise of the ebook-olution so it isn't in an ebook format. Though I have considered doing something about that.

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    1. arrgh, I meant it was suspense romantica, not a YA at all lol!!!

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    2. Sounds like something I would read. You could sub it to an e-publisher or self pub it again under a different name, and no one has to know that it's really published by you.

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    3. Funny you should mention that. I first pubbed it under the pen name Rayven Godchild. I think if I go for it again with this story, I'll use that same name. Kinda like it. Thanks, Angelina. You're encouragement is so appreciated. Got my gears clicking.

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  7. I loved Katniss...well, until the last book. But she's still pretty kick a. I love your answers and I didn't know about the self pubbing? Wowza! You're so brave. I'm kind of a dork and not brave at a..

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    1. I've heard a few things about that last book, most reactions like yours. I'll have to hop to reading it so I can see what happens.

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  8. I kind of think Hermione could kick Katniss's butt. I would pay to see that :)

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    1. How awesome a battle would that be? HA!!!

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  9. I guess Hermione is my favorite YA heroine, unless you count Jane Eyre as a YA book, in which case it's definitely Jane. :)

    I must be in the minority about Mockingjay. I thought the ending was brave and daring and spot-on. I'm really wondering if they'll end the movies in the same way the trilogy ended.

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    1. You can count me in the "Undecided" regarding the ending. Don't want to pass my judgment until I've read the book. It is nice to see differing viewpoints on its ending. Thank you :-)

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  10. I absolutely agree with you on LOTR, even granted I hadn't read them before I saw the movie. I was blown away by how much care the production had taken to be true to the books, and my friends who are big Tolkien fans weren't disappointed.

    Also, chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite cookies. :) Happy weekend!

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    1. omg how did we not know this about each other? Choco chip is MY favorite cookie too! They're just salty and rich enough to fool my hypo into thinking it's not TOO sugary.

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    2. Look out, chocolate chip cookies. I love them. And a fave for all of us? lol!!! Too funny. If we ever get together, a plate of chocolate chip cookies will be a must-have.

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  11. Awesome questions and answers. I always enjoy learning more about my blogging friends, and this is the best way to do so :-)

    My answer to number 4 would also be Lord of the Rings trilogy. I adore everything about it!

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    1. I'm sure there other books adapted for the screen that did well, but the LOTR trilogy was done so stunningly well it's sometimes beyond words. Made me proud to be a lover of fantasy seeing it played out in all its magnificent glory.

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  12. Loved reading your answers, and hopping right over to see those pictures! Who knows what inspiration awaits?! have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh yes, Susanna. Those pictures are wonderful. You have a great weekend as well.

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  13. Ahhh Hermione is such a good choice, I love her to bits. Have to admit that I like Katniss but found her annoying now and then :-)

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    1. LOL! I'd still like to see them battle. I could just see Katniss, face focused as she swiftly shoots an arrow at Hermione but Hermione leans out of the way just in time, extending her wand and casts Expeliermus (not sure how to spell that). It hits Katniss, but she's up and has an arrow at the ready within the blink of an eye. Where to from there, only the imagination knows.

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  14. I'm a weenie when it comes to horror. I like to sleep!

    Oh, and why are kids blankets so much better than adult ones? They're so comfy! I curl up on my couch with my son's Spongebob blanket all the time.

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    1. I know right. What IS up with that? Her little Princess throw is so comfortable and she's sweet. She'll see me on the couch and lay it on my legs if I hadn't done it already. Then I'll convince her to grab one of her books so we have reading time together.

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  15. It was fun to learn more about you, Angela. I'm debating that bloghop.

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    1. It would be awesome to have you participate and get a chance to read more of your writing.

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  16. looking forward to the blogfest; I've already started mine :)

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    1. I finally narrowed my picture choices down to a couple of them so I should be ready to start my blogfest entry soon. Look forward to reading yours :-)

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  17. I can't read horror, any more than I can watch it on film.

    Eek!

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    1. Me,too. I've tried to watch a horror film a time or too in the past and the results were not good. Nightmares. Day issues with weird shaped shadows and oddball noises similar to the films. So I just stay away.

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  18. Great answers! I have to agree on the cookies and Lord of the Rings. Now off to get a snack:)

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    1. Let me guess, chocolate chip cookies? Good choice.

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  19. I'm not exactly a book blogger either! I love the community. That's why I blog.

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    1. I love the way you said it, Lydia :-)

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  20. Hey, I tagged you in a meme. It isn't necessary to participate, but if you do have fun.

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    1. Cool beans. Thanks, Tracey. I'll check it out.

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  21. Great meme! Hermione's a brilliant choice!

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  22. I totally thought I was following you and come to find out I wasn't! Ahh! Don't worry - I am now. :)

    And - I had no idea there was a Kindle for PC app. I must find now!!!

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    1. I LOOOOOVEEE my Kindle for PC app. I was pricing Kindles when I noticed the Kindle for PC app on the sidebar of my Amazon screen. I downloaded it for free and have been a Mad Kindle Hatter ever since.

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  23. I can so relate to your feelings about the Lord of the Rings movies. I went crazy for them in the theatre and then the extended versions on DVD took me to an even happier place. I do have a Kindle, but I use the app on my phone and on the Smartboard in my classroom to read books to the kids.

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    1. I can honestly say the LOTR series is the only one where I HAD to have the special extended version in the box set. Loved all those extras.

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  24. Way to go for making time for a blogfest. Your answers provided a great insight.

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    1. Yeah. I don't get to participate in many but I do enjoy the ones I can be a part of.

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    2. Angela,
      Loved reading your answers! The Princess throw was a good one.

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  25. Great answers. I'm with you on the horror...I read it but it's not the first thing I'll reach for :)

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    1. You do better than me Raelyn. I have a hard time reading it but I should probably work on that :-)

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  26. Definitely no horror for me either. I like to sleep at night without nightmares stalking my dreams. I'm not really fond of literary fiction either, but I read just about everything else including cereal boxes :)

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  27. You know, Shelley, it wasn't until I checked out an article about Reading Deprivation, something Raelyn Barclay mentioned at her blog, that I realized how much reading we do, from actual books, to blogs to cereal boxes :-)

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  28. Those are truly enchanting pictures! Have fun with the blogfest!

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    1. They are, J.C. Now it's down to writing my short story. Hmmmm...let me think :-)

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