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: https://youtu.be/r5GCjaetgZk