Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tag, you're it

I've been tagged by Lacresha Hayes to tell six random things about myself, so I'm taking the liberty of tweaking the comments to relate to books:

When reading a novel, I can spot an error without trying, but refrain from marking in red especially when it's a library book. Hard though.

I like to munch on crunchy things like celery when reading. Drives my hubster crazy.

My least favorite modern expression is "gone missing". I wish it would forever disappear from writing, along with its sibling, "went missing".

I punctuate the British way because my 4th grade English teacher was... English. She was a taskmaster whose drills are permanently embedded. When I die, I'm sure the only thing remaining will be a grammar rule.

My library card usually shows at least 30 items checked out at any given point in time. Homeland Security would lock me up if they saw some of the titles, and my priest would fall into prayer.

And now I'm tagging these fellow editors who may either post six random things about anything at their own blogs, or post here and relate their comments to reading and writing.

You can follow these people on http://www.twitter.com/.
@cphillips0923
@mermaidhel
@ghostposts
@emmalarkins
@EchelonPress
@hollyjahangiri

The rules to play are easy and you should copy them to your blog…

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

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When Dani Greer isn't reading and writing, she runs the Blog Book Tours yahoogroup, a related blog, and tweets under the same name at Twitter. She has also written The Quickest Blog Book Tour Guide Ever for your tour-planning convenience.

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5 comments :

  1. Ya got Holly! Good job. I've got her on a two day tour this month so I wanted to be nice. November might be a different story.

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  2. I use my husband as a handbag, so all the library books are out on his card. According to my card, I've only read 7 books in the last 5 years... if only they knew!

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  3. Glad you refrain from marking up those library books!

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  4. Your library card record must look like mine!! The last time I went, I got home and had to laugh--I had a book on making cartoon cakes and one on poisons!!!

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