Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tag-You're It!

I just got back from a beach sleep-over with the ladies at our church. Well, I just got back about 5 hours ago. Let's just say that getting up at 6 in the morning, even if I did get to see dolphins and a gorgeous rainbow and go kayaking for the first time, isn't my cup of tea. But I came home took a nap and am now sitting at the computer wiping away sand (how does sand get everywhere?) and getting ready to play tag.

I actually got tagged twice! Once by my sister Shannon and again by Clare. It's a book meme and I'm so excited about that, I love books.


Link to the person that tagged you, post the rules somewhere in your meme, answer the questions, tag six people in your post, let the tagees know they’ve been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog, let the tagger know your entry is posted.

Who is your all-time favorite author and why?

That's easy, C. S. Lewis. I fell in love the Chronicles of Narnia when I was 7 and have loved him ever since. I love the way he writes. Every time I reread one of his books (and I do read more now than the Chronicles, my favourite "adult" book of his is Till We Have Faces) I find something new. Some of his books I have been reading for years, so it takes a great author who can still make it new for me.

Who was your first favorite author and why? Do you still consider him/her to be among your favorites? Well, I think this is also answered in the first one. It's hard to beat age 7 and obviously he's still a favourite. But to give a different author I would have to say Ruby Ferguson. You probably don't know who she is. She wrote a really delightful series of "Jill" books. They're about a girl named Jill (I know you were surprised by that!;-) who loves, owns, rides, and shows horses. I discovered them when we lived in England and positively devoured the books. Sadly I only own two of them and they are permenantly placed on my shelf because I have loved them almost to death. About the second part of the question.....I don't know. She is still among my favourites in that I have such fond memories of reading the books, but I don't usually list her among the favourites.

Who is the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?

Ooh, this is hard. I think I would have to say P.G. Wodehouse. I've known about him for a while now, but I don't like to branch out into new authors much. :-) I first saw the series of Jeeves and Wooster and then went on to read some of the books. My senior recital at college was "The Man Upstairs" which is my all time favourite Wodehouse. I still have a few more of his books to read.

If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Lewis, Tolkien, Austen, Wodehouse, Wilkie Collins, and Agatha Christie (I've been on a serious Agatha Christie kick lately).

That was fun! I tag:

Laura at Quietude

Lauren at With Humility, Thankfulness, and Rejoicing

Cheri at A Joyful Handmaiden

This is very sad, but I don't read enough blogs to fulfill the quota of six. Even a couple of the ones I have tagged have already been tagged by Shannon. I guess that what you get when you all read the same blogs.



  1. "A serious Agatha Christie kick"... sounds delightful! ;-) I can tell we share many similar literary tastes!