Guys! I’m doing a blog tag!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
Thank you for the tag, Bella! You’re such a sweet friend! https://bellaputt.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/book-lover-blog-tag/
- Include the Book-Lover Blog Tag graphic and rules in your post.
- Answer the questions.
- Nominate at least 5 new bloggers to do the tag.
- What is your favorite thing about reading?
My favorite thing about reading is getting to live in someone else’s world for a while. I love experiencing new things and seeing myself in the characters.
- Which male character is your favorite?
Hands down, Jace from The Ilyon Chronicles. He’s one of the best crafted characters out there (in my opinion) and those books hold a special place in my heart for inspiring Checkmate.
- Which female character is your favorite?
I’ve had a lot of favorite female characters over the years, but one of my all time favorites is Felicity Merriman, one of the American Girls.
- Who is your favorite villain of all time?
I don’t think I have a favorite book villain. I have a favorite TV show villain (Admiral Thrawn from Star Wars Rebels).
- Who is your least favorite character of all time?
Boromir from Lord of the Rings, I suppose. There are others I like less than him, but I can’t think of any right now. Unless, we’re talking about my book…
- Which book do you think has the strongest plot?
I’m not that much of a plot person. I’m definitely more character-driven, even while reading.
If I had to say, I’d pick Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse. The characters are amazing, as are the plot twists. And the best thing about it was the ending. It wasn’t contrived at all.
- What gets on your nerves the most in a story (a boring character, an unrealistic plot, etc.)?
You have asked me the question I can rant about for hours. 😛
I hate deus ex machina, Latin for “god in the machine.” This is when a character suddenly has a special ability (they are a master swordsman for example) and uses said ability to get out of a tight spot. Or someone’s long lost uncle shows up and saves the day. It’s basically cheating.
The origin of the phrase is from Greek plays, when the mortal characters were stuck, an actor portraying a god would be lowered from a pulley system to save the mortals.
Another thing that drives me nuts is a predictable plotline or romance. I once read a book all the way through where I knew who was getting married from the first page. The first page, guys!
- Which book has the best cover (share a picture!)?
- Do you let people borrow your books? If so, are you specific about how they treat them?
I don’t usually let people borrow my books. But if I do, I don’t want to get them back with broken spines or bent covers. Or food between the pages (you know those library books I’m talking about).
- If a movie could be made based on any book, which book would you choose?
As long as they didn’t mess it up, I’d say Resistance by Jaye L. Knight. I’d love to see my favorite characters come to life!
- Which author has inspired you most?
Jaye L. Knight. Without her books, I wouldn’t be writing fantasy.
- What single book would you be unable to live without?
The Bible. You can’t truly be alive without the Word! (John 1:1)
Grace and Sarah: https://bookwormgj.wixsite.com/storyweaverscorner
Caleb King: https://calebeking.wordpress.com/
Hope Ann: https://authorhopeann.com/
Bella Putt (we want to hear your answers!): https://bellaputt.wordpress.com/
Have you read any of the books I talked about? Who is your favorite female character? What gets on your nerves the most when you are reading?