Friday, September 6, 2013

Tags gallore!

Two bloggers are doing tags to celebrate the releases of their books!

The first tag I received from Miss Jack Lewis Baillot over at However Improbably... She received the tag from Joan Bassington-French, who published her first book, Christmas at the Tittletons, on September 4. It looks like a wonderful mystery book, so go check it out here!

Here are the rules for the tag:

1. Please post ALL the rules
2. Please answer ALL the questions
3. Comment on THIS post when you have completed the tag and include a link to your tag post
4. Tag five other people
5. Let the people know that you tagged them
6. Include a link back to this post. There is the link to her blog, since the link to the specific post is up in question #3.
And now the questions...
1. What is your favourite Historical Mystery book? I'm not sure if he's exactly historical... but the Sherlock Holmes mysteries are my favorites.
Is Tintin considered a mystery? There is certainly mystery woven into his stories, and you don't know how many times in past years, when we were learning something in history, and I would jump up and say, "I learned about that in Tintin!" I would run to my room and grab whichever Tintin book it was and bring it back to my mom, flipping to the page where it mentioned whatever we were learning in history at that moment.
2. Would you rather read a Classic or a Mystery?
How about a classic mystery? Sherlock Holmes! If I had to choose between the two, I would probably choose... a classic. Maybe? I don't know! That's a hard question! Probably a classic, because mystery can fit under that genre, and then I can still have my Jane Austin and Robert Louis Stevenson (why is it, that every time I try to write out his name, it comes out as 'Roberty Lousid Stevenson'?)
3. How do you think Christmas at the Tittletons will compare to your favourite mystery?
I'm not sure, I haven't read it yet! Though I'd like to. Hopefully it will fit in nicely with the other mysteries I've read.
4. How do you think Christmas at the Tittletons will compare to your favourite Classic?
See above answer.
5. Do you think you would like to write a Historical Mystery sometime?
A mystery: yes. Actually, I've been working on my first mystery (it's a short story) since April. I need to sit down and finish it.
A historical mystery... perhaps someday! You never know. Currently, I don't have any plans to write one, though.
Hmmm... I don't know if I have five people to tag... but I'll try.
I would tag Jessica at Authorly Insane (to annoy her :P) but she's on hiatus for a month or so due to the beginning of school...
And I would tag Kendra at Knitted by God's Plan, only she's already been tagged.
And I would tag Clair at Working Title, but I have a sneaking suspicion that someone else is going to tag her... But if they don't, consider yourself tagged, Clair!
So I will tag Emilyn J. Wood at The Story in a Spider's Web. Her blog is fabulously thought-provoking, though I'm not sure if she does tags or not.
And I will tag Arabella at ShiningHisLight97 so that she will have to post there! Hee hee.
And there's five people, even though three of them I didn't technically tag... Does it still count?
And now I will stop starting sentences with 'and.'
The second tag is from Kendra E. Ardnek, who is celebrating the release of her third book, The Ankulen, with a party! Go check it out, there's bound to be lots of fun! (Also, if you do this tag, and comment on her blog before Monday, you get entered in a giveaway!)
Here are the questions:
1. Did you have any imaginary friends as a child? If so, tell me about them!
I had quite a few imaginary friends when I was younger! There was Dabby (a clever play on my own name... I think he was a whale). And there were also the two birds from the Your Big Backyard magazine (or was one a squirrel? I can't remember). There were one or two others, but I can't remember who they are at the moment.
And, of course, I could go no where without my two favorite stuffed animals. They were kind of like imaginary friends. They had special voices and still sleep with me every night.
2. An Ankulen is a piece of jewelry that brings imagination to life. If they actually existed, what would yours look like?I'm not sure... I don't wear jewelry. Maybe a simple ring with a stone set in it. Or maybe a watch? Is a watch jewelry? That's the only kind of thing that I wear on my wrist/hand/neck/ears/wherever else jewelry goes.

3. Based on what you've heard about the Ankulen, what part of it are you most looking forward to? If you have already read it, what was your favorite part?
I'm looking forward to all the places Jen goes in her imagination! Especially the mermaids... I'm looking forward to the mermaids.

4. What was your favorite book as a child?
That's a hard question. When I was too little to remember, my mom says that I loved a board book called "Eating the Alphabet." There were a million picture books that I loved... like Tuesday by David Wiesner, Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel, Harry the Dirty Dog, Bread and Jam for Frances, and Richard Scarry. As I got older, I enjoyed the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osbourne and Bernstein Bear mysteries. After that, for a loooong time, my favorites were the Warriors series by Erin Hunter, books by Sharon Creech, and Tintin by Herge (which are still my favorites!).

5. How do you think this book will compare to my previous three books?
I think that The Ankulen will be the best out of all of them! One, because with every book, you learn and mature and grow. Two, because it's longer. :P Three, because I LOVE the idea behind it.

And there you have it. Hopefully I have not forgotten anything.

Live long and prosper!


  1. Thanks, Abbey! I hope you can read CatT sometime!

  2. Haha, for once in my life you couldn't tag me :p
    I've heard of both of these books; I may have to look into them! They both sound interesting.

  3. Tintin, I hadn't even thought of doing his books. His definitely fit into favourite mysteries category. Now I want to read them again, I miss him....I will have to try and watch the movie this weekend.