My friend Stephen Book, at Powder Burns and Bullets, has bestowed the Honest Scrap Award upon me. Apparently this award is “for bloggers who put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul.” I’m deeply honored to receive it.
I’m supposed to write 10 things about myself, but since I used up the most exciting details in an earlier post, I haven’t much of interest to add. However, being an ardent writer, I won’t let that stop me.
Here are 10 more things you probably don’t know about me, all of which are related to writing or books.
1. My favorite suspense author is Dean Koontz, and I especially love his Odd Thomas series.
2. I own, and have read, the entire set of Tarzan books (paperback), by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
3. The book I value most is the old King James Version Bible that my mother gave to my grandmother in 1967, and then gave to me after my grandmother’s death.
4. Some of my favorite classic books are: To Kill a Mockingbird; The Odyssey; Tom Sawyer; and Don Quixote de la Mancha.
5. While in college, I wrote all my notes and stories in shorthand, including some highly philosophical essays. Years later when I tried to transcribe them, I couldn’t read my own writing.
6. I’m currently reading Dare to Lose, by Shari Lieberman, which recommends a weight loss regime based on lifestyle changes.
7. One of my favorite children’s books is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle. I’m pretty sure I can still recite it by heart as I read it out loud to my kids at least a bazillion times.
8. One of my favorite series of books is the tales of Alvin Maker, by Orson Scott Card.
9. I read A Dog of Flanders once when I was a child, and I still feel like crying when I think of how it ended.
10. My favorite stories as a child were fairy tales. Now that I’m older, those same stories are too violent for my taste.
It was hard to narrow down my choices for bloggers deserving the Honest Scrap Award. I wanted to give it to people who haven’t already received it, and who touch my heart whenever I read their blogs. I spend lots of time reading blogs, but there are only a few that I check every day. Two of my favorites are Carla’s Writing to Distraction, and Elizabeth’s Ramblings. Both of these ladies write from their hearts.
Carla always has inspiring posts, and she shares her thoughts about writing and life in a sincere, interesting way. I enjoy following her writing journey, and am rooting for her to achieve her goals.
Elizabeth shares personal anecdotes from her life, and comments on what she sees going on around her. She is the friend I turn to for support when life feels overwhelming. She never lets me down.
What book from your childhood still sticks with you? What’s your favorite genre to read? What type of book are you currently working on?
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