The lovely Anne Riley awarded me the Honest Scrap award! This is my very first award for this blog--thank you so much, Anne! *mwah*
The rules are that I have to post 10 things about myself and then pass the award on to 5 other blogs...
Well, let's see:
1: The first book I ever read on my own and enjoyed was Anne of Green Gables when I was nine.
2: I had the fourth Harry Potter book before the others and I never did bother to crack it open until I was eleven years old and I had devoured the first 3 books--I was really miffed that my grandfather had given me the fourth book in a series, so I was determined to hate all of the books. *grinning eyeroll*
3: When I was about four years old, I gave my dad a black eye the day after my mother did. They were running around the house, and she whacked him with a broom on accident. He was teaching me how to use a staff and I whacked him with the stick on purpose.
4: I was actually forbidden to read Laurell K. Hamilton's books when I was nine...I snuck them and was caught and forbidden again....and I kept sneaking them. Seriously, don't tell me I can't read a book because I will so not listen! LOL
5: Both of my parents are really good at drawing--I, on the other hand, can't draw a stick figure, although I continually try to draw faces. The best I get is this:
I kind of presume this was supposed to be Goth / Punk Lucifer rebelling.
6: I should never ever ever draw. Ever. I think his hair is that side-part my mom had going on when she was 16. In the late 80's. O_o
7: Spiders freak me out but I think some of them are pretty.
8: I'm a firm believer that all cute and fuzzy things should be cuddly and not be able to rip your face off. Example:
Cute. Fuzzy. Totally cuddly-able.
Completely able to take your face off.
9: I think French Fries dipped in Ranch dressing is really good.
10: I can't think of a tenth thing to tell you about me, so I'm just going to...uhm...drift away...
Who I'm passing this on to...
1: Dawne Dominique for making my amazing and beautiful banner.
2: Dawn Embers because she posts really insightful blogs about writing.
3: Harley D. Palmer because she's just getting started in the blogging world, and she needs blog fodder!
4: Tara Fouts because she hasn't updated her blog in a while too!
5: Whoever comments on this first, because I can't think of anyone else--which is saying something because I follow well over 100 blogs. O_O
In other news, I had to go up to the library today! Squee! This means I have books! I picked up Graceling by Kristin Cashore, the book before Fire which I had already picked up. I decided to stop reading Fire and read Graceling first, so that it makes more sense for me.
I also got books 2, 4, and 5 of the Percy Jackson series--but I'm going to wait to read them until I get book 3. And I also got Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, at the insistence of Parker.
I'm actually currently reading Eden's Hell by Dawne Dominique, which she graciously sent me a PDF file of for review. I haven't gotten far because I had an epiphany for my own writing, so I've been focusing on that for the past two days. But once I finish it, which shouldn't be too long, I will be posting my review. (As always, my reviews will be colored by nothing but my own opinion.) I'm also reading Pride & Prejudice, but I don't think I'll be reviewing that. LOL.