Thursday, December 01, 2005

I've Been Tagged....

Tagged by Allen from Writers Domain for a Book Meme. You list 15 facts and personal preferences about books. So a 15 book things (quirks, prefs, whatever) list...Here goes....

1. Hello, my name is Robin and I hate historicals.

2. I love Steven King books....my favorite? THE STAND. He's my hero! I also love Colleen Coble books....my favorite? There're two at the moment....ALASKA TWILIGHT and BLACK SANDS....oh wait...there's three.....DANGEROUS DEPTHS, too! :)

3. I hurl books. Literally. If the author hasn't done their job and it shows in poor writing or unbelievable plots, I chunk the book across the room. Yep, I really do.

4. I love everything about books. The smell of them, the touch, the feel...I collect them (don't EVEN ask) and give them as gifts and love getting them. :) Except, I hate historicals.

5. I ALWAYS read prologues.....ALWAYS.

6. I NEVER skip to the end of a book and read the ending first.

7. I can read 3 books at a time, and keep everything straight in each story. Unless it's a historical, then I don't bother.

8. In my reference books, I highlight and make notes. Yep, even do this in my Bible. Hey, it's my textbook for life and I figure I'd better take all the notes I can! LOL

9. My favorite genre is suspense, thriller, mystery and *gasp* horror. (another secret revealed--I LOVE horror movies, too. Even the bad ones! LOL) But I will read futuristics if they're well written (waving to Randy I. and Ronie), women's fiction (if they pull me--waving to Denise Hunter and Michelle), the lits if they amuse me (waving to Kristin Billerbeck and Diann Hunt) and even romance if I believe in the emotion. I only read historicals when I'm critting one.

10. I believe book art is VITAL. I'm very opinionated about this issue. (Ducking from Colleen's pop upside my head)

11. Did I mention I hate historicals?

12. I not only love books, I love writers. All of them. Even the historical writers!

13. I love critiques! Okay, this isn't about BOOKS so much as writing, but hey, it's related and it's MY list, so I can do what I want. Right? Doing it anyway! LOL I love getting lots and lots of suggestions and comments. Why do I adore abuse? Because I want to be the best writer I can be. Hard comments help me do that.

14. I love deadlines. Again, more about writing than books, per se, but again, I can do what I want. LOL I love imposing them on myself. I write better under pressure, I think. Or, as my bud tells me, when I'm really annoyed. (Hey Ron! LOL)

15. Did I mention I hate historicals?

Okay guys, that's enough delving into my mental status for today. Let's see....whom shall I tag? Hmmm.....
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I tag...
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Jeff, from the Write Thing
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Dana, from Diary of an Aspiring Romance Writer
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Mel, from Mel-O-Drama
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Heather, so she'll HAVE to post! LOL

15 comments:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

gee Robin do you hate historicals??

Won't do the tag... LOL

Robin Caroll said...

You're a party-pooper, Heather! Come on...where's your sense of adventure? LOL

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Ooh, just saw the link to my blog. Thanks! Guess it's a good thing I stopped writing historicals and moved to romantic suspense, huh? Might have gotten me de-listed, LOL.

Kelly Parra said...

Hey, Robin, so you hate historicals? ;D

Great list! The horror of those who skip to the end of a book to read the ending. Shame on them. ;)

Robin Caroll said...

I need to explain my fetish hate of historicals for those of you who don't know...my mother is a genealogist and so history has been in my life since I was born. Needless to say, I've had enough of it! LOL

Dineen A. Miller said...

Great list, girlie! The Stand is my favorite too.

Lynetta said...

I enjoyed your list. I was glad to see I'm not the only one who hurls books. LOL

forgottenmachine said...

Just wanted to say thanks for dropping by! And I shall return.....

Bunneh said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume you're not a fan of historicals. Call me crazy; it's just a feeling I get.

c.rooney said...

Historical is two letters off from becoming hysterical.

Robin Caroll said...

LOL Rooney! On the ACFW loop, that's how I refer to them...as hystericals! LOL

Oh, I'm SO busted now! LOL

Jeff said...

robin- I accept. Thanks, and I'll try to get it done this evening.
And yep, Stephen King is the best!:)

Ron Estrada said...

Gee, and I bought all those Michael Shaara books for you for Christmas. Guess I'll just keep 'em!

Mel Francis said...

gee thanks.

I've got a couple of great books I'd like to send you. Medieval setting. You read historicals, right?

My list is almost finished. check my blog in a few...

Robin Caroll said...

UGH....NEVER, EVER.....Nope...no hystericals!