Book Lover’s Tag


Erin from Unbound Roots has tagged me for The Book Lover’s Tag. She is a kindred spirit who loves gardening and the outdoors. Please call round and say “Hello.”

Do you have a specific place for writing? I write my blog at my desk. However, most of my memoir was written by hand in a comfy chair, then edited and typed at my kitchen table.

Book mark or random pieces of paper? Book mark or folding down the corner of the page.

Can you stop anywhere or must it be at the end of a chapter? Always the end of a chapter.

Do you eat or drink whilst reading? No, very rarely.

Music or TV whilst reading? No. I need silence.

One book at a time or several? Always one book at a time.

Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere? Mostly at home though I sometimes read on the beach or by the pool when on holiday.

Read out loud or silently? Silently.

Do you read ahead or skip pages? I have been known to skip to the end of a Michael Connelly Harry Bosch thriller!

Break the spine or keep it like new? I keep it like new.

Do you write in your book? Sometimes, if it is a workbook or non fiction book like a cookbook.

What books are you reading now? I have been reading and reviewing a lot of books by Indie authors. I find my own reviews nearly always match the number of reviews I have given to others. Good Karma!

I enjoy a good thriller but I am now exploring a number of new genres including YA and short story collections.

A few of the Indie books I have enjoyed recently include:

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story, by Sally Cronin,

The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy, by Colleen Chesebro,

Dog Bone Soup, by Bette A. Stevens,

24 Days and To Hunt A Sub, by Jacqui Murray,

The Violin Man’s Legacy and Deadly Impasse by Seumas Gallacher,

The Last Messenger, by Jonathan Mark,

Glimpses, by Hugh Roberts,

No More Mulberries by Mary Smith,

Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle plus My Father and Other Liars by Geoff Le Pard,

The Amulet by Effrosyni Moschoudi,

Plateau Beyond The Trees by Tina Frisco,

Have Bags Will Travel by Debby Gies,

My Grl by John W. Howell,

A Trunk Full of Tales, by Elizabeth Grimes Brown…

I loved A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, by James Bowen which were traditionally published and then made into an excellent movie.

The next book on my TBR list is from Paul Andruss called Thomas the Rhymer.

I also have my eye on Robbie and Michael Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees Story and Cookbook and Silly Willy Goes to Cape Town as Christmas gifts.

Favourite childhood book? The Teddy Bear’s Picnic. It was the first book I won as a prize in primary school.

All time favourite book? The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. I have worked through it three times so far and will do again.

The Nominations for the Book Lover’s Tag:

Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord Invitation

Marjorie Mallon at M J Mallon Author

Jacqueline Oby Ikocha at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales

All three have recently published books and these links will give you further details.

Ladies please answer the above questions, link back to this post then tag three new book lovers.

I look forward to your answers.

Brigid P. Gallagher

Memoir: Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow is available from Amazon and all good online book stores.

Book Trailer:

Twitter: @watchingthedai1




  1. How reassuring others discreetly turn down the corner of the page…only I don’t do that to keep my place. I do that to remember to go back there and copy a passage into my quote journal…
    And as for the Artists’ Way…yep that’s a keeper!
    Congrats and continue on!

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  2. Nice to learn more about your Brigid. It seems our writing and reading habits are so similar, except, I’m known to break spines on books and I always have 2 books on the go, sometimes 3. And funny, I have every book on my Kindle you listed here too! 🙂 x

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  3. Interesting! I used to skip pages when I had a real book in my hands. Kindle has deprived me of this privilege. Some the books you mention have been read by me, some are even better than the renowned writers! I am a slow reader and like to read in peace. My book reading habits seem to be quite similar to yours. 🙂

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  4. Dear Brigid, quite shamefully I have not actually read this post yet so this is not a comment on it. I had to take down the Gratin post and redo it because the link wasn’t working but if you care to hop Chez Half Baked now you will find a robust link to the post which includes my recipe for Gratin Dauph, I share your love. It borders on an obsession. I have a picture to send you of the little spray of flowers I picked for your sister and the petals on the river. I will send it during the week 🙂

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  5. Hi Brigid, Is the 99cent offer only for kindle? I went on Amazon today to get the book, but I don’t own a Kindle. I’ll await your answer. I am one of your enthusiastic followers on the TWT Slice of Life Blog. My daughter and I talk once a week at least about possibly moving to Donegal, thanks to your blogs!

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    • Goodness Barbara that would be exciting. My book is also in e book format for Kobo, Barnes and Noble and other online book stores so hopefully you will get something to fit a mini pad. I dont own a kindle either but Amazon Kindle send it ti a cloud reader and I dont even have to download it. I am a bit of a technophobe so I cannot explain the hows of it all. Let me know if you still have problems and I will see if something else is possible. 🌼🌼🌼


  6. Wonderful post Brigid!! Love the list!! I’m going to flip over to amazing to read some summaries! Always looking for new authors! And thanks for posting your book link again– so everyone to see it! You are amazing! hugs hugs!

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