Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Author MeMe! (we just can't get enough, can we?)

So, once again, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do another MeMe. And since it's book-related like the last one, I don't feel too bad putting it up here. (that and we were tagged three times, so I felt obligated).

We/I/Whoever you want it to be were/was tagged by Ambeen (The Ravenous Reader), Jordyn (a new discovery! Man I love meeting new people! haha), and Hope.

Here are the rules (well, they're more like boundaries than actual rules): Link to the person that tagged you (check!), post the rules somewhere in your meme (that's what I'm doing here!), answer the questions (I'm getting to it!), tag six people in your post (picked them already), let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog (will do), let the tagger know your entry is posted (if I must...).


1. Who’s your all-time favorite author, and why?

Well, that's actually a very difficult question, because I like different authors for different reasons. JK Rowling is an obvious choice because of how she created an entire world from her own mind, with names of creatures, places, and characters that fit perfectly. Maureen Johnson because along with extravagant books such as The Bermudez Triangle and Suite Scarlett (my two favorites), she writes an astoundingly hilarious blog--and that is a very good quality, my dears, that I feel I must attribute to Libba Bray as well. Which reminds me, I enjoy her work because it's written incredibly well, with characters, descriptions, and dialogue that feel real, familiar, and perfectly flawed (that's an oxymoron for you!). Last, I feel I must mention John Green, who has the qualities of both the last two (a funny blog, incredible writing), and he has a brother named Hank (who the eff is Hank?) with which he creates the most fascinating and hilarious videos I've ever seen on youtube. Plus, he is the creator and god of Nerdfighters.

Long-winded enough for you?

2. Who was your first favorite author, and why? Do you still consider him or her among your favorites?

I think my first favorite author was either Roald Dahl, or JK Rowling. I can't be positive, because I've been reading since I was 2 and...a half? Three quarters? Something like that, and can't pinpoint every amazing children's author out there. But as a child, I did completely envelope myself into books like Matilda, Witches, and The BFG, all of which I still believe I own today...somewhere...*goes off to search for them* Well, those, and the Harry Potter series which I didn't start until sometime after the third had already come out, but I remember as being the first time I'd decide 'Hey, here's a great series, here's a great author, here's some of the best written work I've ever read.' So, yes, one of them I still do consider among my favorites. (Don't worry Roald, I still love you, but I don't read you anymore, not really).

3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?

Most recent is probably either R. A. Nelson, or John Green. I just began my infatuation with John and his books in January, after reading Looking For Alaska and discovery Brotherhood 2.0, so I guess he's the most recent as far as when I first read his books. I first read an R. A. Nelson book (Breathe My Name) in November, I think, so I guess that means he comes before John Green, but I didn't decide he was one of my favorites until I just recently (as in about two or three weeks ago) read Teach Me, so that makes him after John Green, too. They're tied. That's my final decision.

4. If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?

JK Rowling
Sarah Dessen
Maureen Johnson
John Green
R. A. Nelson
Lemony Snicket
Libba Bray
Jodi Picoult

upon further reflection (my, that mirror is shiny!):

James Patterson
Catherine Ryan Hyde (not sure, because I've only read one of hers, but it was amazing)
Stephenie Meyer
Sara Shepard
E. Lockhart
Elizabeth Scott (just after one, I'm hooked)

So now for the tagging part of this mission...
uno: Tasha (And Another Book Read)
dos: Steph (Reviewer X)
tres: Aella
cuatro: The Opinioned Reader
cinco: Teen Troves
seis: Sam (Words Speak Volumes)

That was really difficult, because everyone's done it already!

So now, I shall commence in the last two parts of the rules.


EDIT: Reviewer X is having a contest for How NOT to Be Popular!!! Check it out!


Caroline said...

Wow, that was a very long post for a Meme! :)
Question: Why is it that YOU always get tagged for things? The comments are always like "You have been tagged" but upon closer inspection, they mean Heather has been tagged! Even if I wrote the post!
Do people just like you more? That's sad. That hurts.

PS: This comment is a joke, obviously.

Words Speak Volumes said...

i have fulfilled each task on your meme haha

Heather♥ said...

well, I don't think that this one was specifically a tag for me, of course, but there had already been three tags, and by that point, we were definitely it (or frozen, if it's freeze tag we're talking about here) and someone had to do it.

PS: Obviously.