Friday 17 February 2012

Tag along!

The always fabulous Barbara over at March House Books has tagged me in this fun blogger Q&A meme (see end of post for details). Here are my answers to her questions...

Do you use a bookmark or will any old bit of paper do?
I have so many different types of bookmarks, so 99% of the time opt for these (unless they've all gone missing, which sometimes happens!) My favourites are a selection of free ones I got from a zoo a few years ago; they have a Dalai Lama quote printed on, alongside a gorgeous wildlife photo.

What new books are you most excited to read this year?
In terms of new releases, I'm really looking forward to reading Sophie Kinsella's next novel. Other than that, I've got a good few older books scattered around my house which I'm itching to read, particularly A Good Year by Peter Mayle (one of my favourite films was based on this book but still haven't read it yet!), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, and one on meditation which I can't wait to practice when I have the time.

Favourite season?
Hard for me to choose between spring and summer. They're both way too short!

If money were not an issue, what present would you give yourself?
Oh darn. I've got chronic shop-a-holic syndrome, so I think the question is what wouldn't I buy myself! Haha. But I'd probably go for a year-long trip around the world, since there are so many places I want to visit (Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Kenya, Argentina, Brazil, Hawaii, Switzerland, etc!)

Do you buy second-hand books, new books or both?
I mostly buy second-hand these days, unless it's  reduced to a good price.

Early bird or night owl?
Night owl. Strangely, I can't fall asleep until after 1am most nights!

Do you like to read a specific genre? If so, what genre is it?
No specific genre, really, though lately I've been favouring contemporary fiction. I'll go through a fantasy, classics, young adult, etc phase sometime in the year as well!

Who is your favourite literary character of all time?
Very tough question. But actually, now that I think about it, Mr Darcy wins this category hands down.

Physical books, E-books or audio books?
Definitely physical books. I love covers and the feel of paper. Plus with eBooks, I don't really feel as if I posess them, if that makes any sense. Audio books are good, but they're usually too expensive for me.

If your life was made into a movie, who would you like to play you?
Sarah Michelle Gellar, just because I love her. But she'd have to get a tan first!

Cat person or dog person?
Can I be both? I'd love to have a dog because I've never had one. Or, actually, a cat for that matter. But I think me and a dog would get along better; with cats, I'd always be worrying about them clawing the furniture!

Now it's my turn to pass it on...

The tag rules
1. You must post the rules!
2. Answer the questions and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them.

My questions (ETA: Haven't been very original, sorry guys!)
What's the name of the book you've had the longest and still haven't read?
Do you have a favourite place to buy books?
What are some of your favourite films?
Other than blogging, what do you like to do?
Who's your favourite literary couple?
Are you more of a techno-phobe or a techno-geek?
What was one of your favourite TV shows when you were a kid?
Now for the age old question... what's your favourite word?
Do you have any pets? If so, what are they?
Do you read any magazines or newspapers?

Blogs I tag
Alaskan Book Café
For the Love of Reading
Leah's Literature and Coffee
Tiny Library
Kate's Blog
Darkest Sins
The Beauty of Eclecticism
Mind Reader
Chick's Lit
Audacious Reader
Author K.C. Neal's Blog