Saturday, January 20, 2018

OOH! I HAVE BEEN TAGGED!//The Writer's Book Tag




RULES:

Shout out to the blogger you tagged you
Tag 3 people
Use the Graphic 

*scrabbles off to find it* 

TA DA!



*ahem*

And I’ll be tagging

Catherine @ The Rebelling Muse
And…

*aggressive doorbell ringing*

Oh my? Whoever could that be at the door?

*opens door*

*Is fallen upon by two good friends bearing gifts of FOOD*

Catherine: FOOD?? I thought that this was a LITERARY tag!!! I didn’t know food was involved!! 
*mentally kicks herself for not stopping at British candy store on the way*
Lilah: I’m ok with food!!!! Food and books are the best together!!

Mary Kate: *snorts and whispers like this is somehow a joke, because I wrote it late in the night* 
How about literal food?

Mary Kate: *And then wails* We had one breakfast yes. BUT WHAT ABOUT SECOND BREAKFAST!

Catherine and Lilah look at each other, shake their heads, and pick up poor Mary Kate off the floor.

Mary Kate: *whimpers* So hungry

Catherine: I promise you, we’ll have tea later. The bookdragons have to be fed first. 
Onto the questions!!


First Draft: A Book Or Series You Have NEVER Read Before:

Mary Kate: Emma by Jane Austen. I just finished Emma Approved and I am obsessed. 
And a little afraid that the books will not do it credit. Which is weird. Since the book came first...
Catherine: Holy Cal, Lia...we actually got MK hooked onto a period drama related...thing?? 
That’s a shock….

Lilah: I had to pay her back for giving me sad books :D

Mary Kate: Oh come now. I’ve watched Pride and Prejudice quite a few times, 
introduced most of my friends to BBC’s North and South and watched the Lizzy Bennet Diaries 
in a very short space of time.
*whispers* It only took me three weeks to watch all of Emma Approved.

And of course I was screaming like a manic when I watched the last couple videos.

Catherine: For me, it’s the Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. I’ve just never gotten my
 hands on a copy of them….yet.

Mary Kate: Or The Lunar Chronicles. Which is sad. 
HOW CAN I KNOW YOUR SHIP OPINIONS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS!

Catherine: That is a bit of a predicament, isn’t it?

Lilah: YES IT IS A PREDICAMENT!!!!!

Lilah: For me….. The Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes. I’ve heard really good things

Mary Kate: Wow. I’ve never even heard of it before…

Catherine: I’ve heard them mentioned on Goodreads a lot. A lot of fellow bloggers also 
recommend them *wink wink*

Second Draft: A Book Or Series You Didn't Like As Much The Second Time You Read It:

Mary Kate: When Calls The Heart by Janette Oak. I liked it well enough, but then after I’d read 
Pride and Prejudice and Faro’s Daughter...it just didn’t seem to compare.

Catherine: Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill. I still like it, but the second read definitely 
exposed a lot of the book’s faults, especially in the plot department….

Lilah: I have never read a book I didn’t like :D

Catherine: Really???

Mary Kate: Not once? EVER?

Lilah: Nooo wait!!! I changed my mind!! Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. *shudders* 
It was so boring!!!!

Catherine: Okay, she is normal then. LOL.

Final Draft: A Book Or Series You've Liked For A Really Long Time:

Mary Kate: I’d better jump down and steal this answer first since I know we all love them...
The Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter

Catherine: UMMM YEAH!!!! And Zach Goode is MINE!!!

Mary Kate: YOU CAN’T HAVE HIM! IT WOULD SINK THE SHIP!

Lilah: NO DON’T SINK THE SHIP!!!

Mary Kate: ….

Mary Kate: Though if you had him, that would mean he was an actual person, so you would be 
forgiven...

Catherine: *giggles*

Catherine: I’m going to say A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin. This was one of the first Kindle 
books I picked up in college and I love it still. This WWII romance was really well done, and it got me
 hooked unto a great author.

But what sold me was the fact that the hero is a B-17 bomber pilot.

Why does this resonate with me?

A B-17E bomber, the same model as Walter’s plane in A Distant Melody. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Because my great-grandfather also was a B-17 (also known as a Flying Fortress) pilot.

A B-17G bomber, the same model in which my great-grandfather flew in WWII.
 Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Soooooo….yeah, might be just a tad bit biased…..I do want to finish this series too.

Mary Kate: *starry eyed* soldier/war romance stories...

Catherine: Aren’t they the BEST!!!! Definitely recommend that you go check out Sarah Sundin, 
MK. She’s got a couple of series around soldier/war/nurse romances, and they are AWESOME.

Lilah: i agree about Sarah Sundin books. She is amazing!!!!  For myself though, Anne of Green Gables
by L. M. Montgomery. They are timeless!!

Killing Off Your Characters: A Book Or Series That Made You Cry:

Mary Kate: I actually have never cried when reading a book before...or watching a movie. But the 
closest I came was Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Catherine: I usually don’t cry either for books (movies is another story). The closest one for me was 
Rilla of Ingleside - when Walter...died. *sobs* Despite the fact that Courcelette was such a beautiful 
name for a city, I can’t think of it without the ol’ sinking feeling in the chest.

Mary Kate: So that just leaves Liliah. The one who actually feels bad when people die

Catherine: HEY!! I feel bad when people die too!! *sniffles and wipes eyes over Walter Blythe’s grave*

Lilah: Do you guys want just one book or a list???

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (STILL MAD AT YOU MARY KATE!!!) 
Mary Kate: *Helplessly trying to keep laughs silent*
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery *cries with Catherine*
Whisper To Me by Nick Lake

Plot Holes: A Book Or Series That Disappointed You:

Mary Kate: The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E Pearson. The first book was ok and then….
*SPLAT* Right off the cliff

Catherine: Sounds like a fun ride...not.

Catherine: For me, it was Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl. It was centered around a stereotypical “strong” 
(strong as in masculine) cold woman who is a U.S. Marshall. There was little character change in her 
at all until the very end, which I didn’t like. I wanted her to become a little more feminine.

Lilah: The Heroes of Olympus. House of Hades. You guys know what I’m talking about.

Writer's Block: A Book Or Series That You Haven't Finished:

Mary Kate: The Canadian West Series. I know I mentioned it on this post already 
(When Calls The Heart is book one) but its the the only series that come to mind…
(if you exclude ones that don’t have all the books published.) I actually read quite a few of them as 
a youngster…until they eventually shriveled and died. Oh well.

Catherine: Good grief, where do I start??? I have multiple ones that fit in this category due to my 
book-shopping habits….

But for this question, I’ll pick the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini. I adored Eragon 
(both the movie and the book), and I really want to continue the series one of these days. As soon 
as I get my hands on the rest of them…...

Lilah: The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan. Stupid brother won’t give me the second book…….


Feedback: A Book Or Series That You Would Recommend To Anyone:

Mary Kate: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Catherine: The Chronicles of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lilah: The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer E. Nielson 







Mary Kate: And since 2 of my taggie’s already showed up, I might as well tag 3 more….



Brianna Stacyn @ No End of Books (definitely! I would love to see her answers!)
Skye @ Ink Castles
Sarah Baran @ Sarcastic Elf



Catherine: Seeing as how I got “tagged” in this, I may as well tag some people too!

Sarah Rodecker @ Pen of a Ready Writer
Lisa @ Inkwell


Lilah: YAY TAGGING PEOPLE!!

Lila Kims @  The Red-Hooded Writer
D. G. Snapper @ Silver Phoenix 





So what did you think? Have you read any of these books? And hey, just because we 
tagged these select 9 people, doesn't mean you shouldn't steal this tag and run. RUN! 
RUN LIKE THE WIND, TAG THIEF! 

-Mary Kate

29 comments:

  1. THIS IS THE BEST!!! Y'all are awesome! Also, I heard Zach is taken by one of my internet friends... YOU DIDN'T HEAR IT FROM ME. (Though she'll probably see this as she is following your blog. XD)

    I love joint posts like this. Awesome job!

    ~Ivie

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    1. Am I the internet friend you're talking about, Ivie? Because if so, you would be correct. ZACH IS MIIIIIIINE. And if I'm not... Zach is still mine. *glares daggers at Catherine and Lilah* Come on, girls, I thought we already had this discussion.

      xD

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    2. Haha, I must have forgotten *stashes Zach in the closet*

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    3. Thank you Ivie. (We know its amazing because of me right? *eyelash flutter*)

      I hear Grant is unattached...as well as all the other Blackthrone Boys...

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    4. @Lila: No, but I realize I have A LOT of friends obsessed with him. Poor boy probably doesn't know what to do with all these girls coming at him. XD I don't know if she wants me to name names, but she is extremely passionate about him being hers. XD

      @Catherine: Oh my goodness, that poor boy. I can't help feeling bad for him.

      @MK: Lol, all of y'all are great together. I have no favorites. I have no idea who Grant is. I don't attach myself to book guys. I ship them with the girls in the books instead. XD

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    5. Grant is nice BUT ZACH!!!!!!!

      Lilah

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    6. @Ive
      Grant is Zack's friend from the 2nd and 6th books

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  2. Great post, Mary Kate and frens! I love how you made it conversational. It was like those interviews where the interviewees sit on a couch with one leg crossed over the other, laughing and blabbing about... stuff. In this case, books. :D

    Anyhoozens, I loved this post and I will definitely be doing this tag soon because this is the second time I've been tagged for it! Thanks, Lilah!! <3

    Lila - The Red-Hooded Writer

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    1. Heeehee, thanks Lila! We've all known each other IRL for several years, so we had a blast writing this thing together.

      Can't wait to see your answers!!

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    2. I was more imaging it as Liliah and Catherine sitting on chairs and me melodramatically failing on the floor, but to each their own...

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    3. @Lila no problem!!!

      @MK you always keep falling melodramatically on the floor

      Lilah

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    4. I didn't fall. I dropped.
      Saying fell makes it sound like it was an accident

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  3. YAYYYYYY!!! YOU PUBLISHED THE TAG!!!

    Ahh yess, the classic 11:30pm introduction. That was a barrel of laughs to write, that is FOR SURE!

    This post was an absolute blast to do...we need to do more of these, MK!!!

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. We should...Or we could just start the tradition of collaborating on tags...

      WE COULD MAKE OUR OWN TAG WHERE YOU H.A.V.E. TO COLLAB WITH OTHER PEEPS!

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  4. I loved this post! And you totally made my day - I may or may not have squeaked when I saw my name on the list. Thanks so much!

    And can I just say that the three of you are hilarious together? So much fun to read! I laughed through the entire post. :D Y'all NEED to do more of these collaborations!!

    Brianna | noendofbooks.blogspot.com

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  5. We can't wait to see your post :)

    (Well, speaking about the three of us in first person, plural sounds really weird. Oh look, its me. Gollum.)

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    1. It's up - I think. *scampers back to make sure* Yep, it's up!

      (Wouldn't that be more of: "We can't waits to see its post, preciouss!" though? :D )

      Brianna

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    2. *is calmly scrolling through posts*
      *sees your comment*
      *bolts off, spilling coffee and pretzels to run see your post*

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    3. *tries not to laugh*
      *picks up your pretzels and pours you a new cup of coffee*
      Thanks!

      Brianna

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  6. This is a super awesome tag! The format is so cool! Thanks for the tag! I'll have to get on it soon!

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    1. Aw, thank you! Can't wait to see your post!

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  7. AHHH More about the Out of Time trilogy and the Lunar Chronicles....I think everyone is ganging up and trying to convince me to get them. Still haven't read them yet...

    Seriously...this was a hoot to read!

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    1. You've heard of the Out of Time trilogy? Huh. So I'm the only one who has no clue what it is?

      If you read it, come tell me what you thought of it

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  8. This post is amazing! I was laughing so hard by the time I got to the end. Are you guys going to do more of these? You should!

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    1. We're thinking about doing more...but we'll have to wait and see

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  9. I love that the three of you did this together, you have great banter and it was hilarious. Thanks for tagging me!

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