Well oy vey, look at me being so linguistically cultured! I was recently tagged by Mrs Mugrage to do a Sunshine Blogger Award because of my sunshiney personality and happy-go-lucky reviews that are filled with nothing but rainbows and unicorns. I did this Award about 2 years ago, but it was Dark and Twisty and Pointy, so I wanted to re-do this to restore everyone’s faith in positive vibes and power of believing in yourself. In fact, just this week at Weight Watchers I saw a poster on their wall that said I could do anything if I just believed in myself. So I told Mrs B that I could eat TWO pizzas, because I REALLY believed in myself. Amazing.
What kinds of non-fiction are you most likely to read?
Christian Theology and Philosophy. I’m hoping to add some “General Knowledge” books to the pool sometime next year too.
General Knowledge is pretty much like General Tso’s Chicken, except not as tasty.
What is your culture crush? If you are a book blogger, you must have at least one. But please feel free to list more than one.
I had to go look this up on Urban Dictionary and I believe it means what culture do you love. Being a world traveler, with such exotic places like Massachusetts and even California under my belt, I can state unequivocally, I LOVE AMERICA! Commie pinkos need not apply.
Bandit Keith is All American, IN AMERICA!
What one currently living writer would you most like to have lunch, a beer, or coffee with? (Pastors count if they have written a good book or two. Bonus points if it’s a pastor you could have a beer with.)
Being a teetoaler, that cuts out beer. And considering how I feel about authors in general, that cuts out everything else too! So I guess I’d lock them in a room and not let them out until they’ve written the book. Huh, I bet that would make a great story!
Authors whining: We’re People Too!
The Bookstooge Crew: No You Aren’t.
What genre do you think is not your favorite, but find yourself picking up again and again?
Franchise Fiction. From Star Wars to D&D to Forgotten Realms to Warhammer, I just can’t seem to kick the sub-genre as a whole.
Sex scenes: poetic, explicit, or none at all?
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that if a man looks at a woman and wants to sin sexually with her, he has already committed that sin with her in his mind.
Matthew 5: 27-28 (Easy to Read Version)
Favorite animal protagonist from a book or series?
Grumpy Cat! Now there’s a Cat who knows how to have a good time.
Have you ever stopped identifying with the point-of-view character in a novel, and what caused it?
When a character does something incredibly stupid because the author is stupid and uses it as a plot device instead of how the character SHOULD have reacted based on their previous actions.
Did you then finish the book, or put it down?
I’m trying to think if I ever DNF’d a book JUST because of a stupid character. I don’t think so but that type of thing would definitely be a contributing factor if I did DNF a book.
Dream vehicle from real life or fiction.
In real life, I’d go for some kind of Lamborghini.
From a fictional universe, nothing but an Executor Class Super Star Destroyer would be grand enough for Lord Bookstooge. Regular Star Destroyers are for losers, like Admiral Piett. He showed he couldn’t even handle a Super Star Destroyer, the plebe!
If you currently have a Work in Progress (or are pitching a recently finished one out), give us your one-sentence hook for it.
Lord Bookstooge tells ALL!
From my memoirs that I plan on writing (someday).
Post a favorite poem or fragment of poetry. If you don’t read poetry, then song lyrics count.
Bookstooge in Nature
He stepped in elephant poop
“Well, crap” he remarked
I don’t tag people, but feel free to do this if you’d like. Put your personal spin on things of course.