"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." - Walt Disney

Friday, March 9, 2012

I've Been Tagged...

I’ve been tagged by Rebecca Kiel! Now that I am “it”, here are the questions I need to answer:
1.    What is the one book you couldn’t live without? I would hate to part with any of them, too many favorites. However, if I could only pick one it would have to be the Bible.

2.    What can you see out your window at the moment? It’s raining here so everything is drenched, including the fat birds that crowd my bird houses.
3.    What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Hmmm…probably spaghetti (the red sauce) mixed with mayonnaise – it came out looking pink. YUCK! A friend in high school tried to convince me it was great so I ate it – ONCE.

4.    What fictional character would you most like to marry? My husband is the only guy with whom I want to share this journey. However, for the spirit of the game I’ll choose Atticus Finch – wonderful father and role model.

5.    If ever a fictional villain was going to win, who would you want it to be? When I was young, I absolutely loved the movie Labyrinth. David Bowie’s character, Jareth: Goblin King is the first actor crush I remember having. Tight pants, teased hair, magical powers, he wanted to grant your every wish – in exchange for personal gain of course, but who minds that with the right *I mean wrong* guy? ;-)

6.    How many types of cheese can you name off the top of your head? Umm…a dozen off the top of my head, but I know that’s barely a dent in the list.

7.    If you didn’t want to be a writer, what would you want to be? An event planner/organizer. I enjoy doing this from time to time.

8.    Can you play a musical instrument? Yes, I played clarinet in school and my husband taught me a little on the piano and drums. I wanted to be in choir in school, but the teacher told me to “never sing in public again.”

9.    Do you own a Kindle or a Nook or any sort of e-reader? My husband bought me a Nook Color for Christmas 2010.

10. If you do, how many books do you have on it? Several hundred – mostly free downloads because I still prefer to buy the tangible ones. My kids (two and four) probably use it more than I do.

11. You just got published. In a glowing review, someone calls you “the next [insert famous author name here]”. Which famous author has to watch their back now you’re on the scene? I’m going to steal Rebecca’s answer and say:The real sign of having arrived on the literary scene is when I read a review of someone else’s that says, The next Sylvia Ney.

Now, it’s my turn to tag:

Please check out their blogs for their answers.  Have fun and Happy Writing!


Anita Grace Howard said...

Eek! I just don't run fast enough. LOL. Thanks Sylvia! I'll get on this soon. I have two memes in front of you. haha.

BTW, Yay for your hubby, what a great Christmas gift!

shelly said...

I'm still working on my tag questions. Doing them the Shelly way.

Paula Martin said...

Thanks, Sylvia - will get onto this next week!

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks, Sylvia.

Paula Martin said...

Finally got the answers up on my blog, Sylvia!

Paula Martin said...

Finally got the answers up on my blog, Sylvia!

Searching for the Story said...

I'm actually quite good at singing but Fate apparently does not want me to do it, as he's sent pneumonia, laryngitis, and a viral infection my way in the last six months. A bit of a bummer.

Labyrinth really is a phenomenal movie. I haven't seen it in so many years that I've forgotten what happens but I can remember loving it as a child.

Are you writing any books of your own right now?