Monday, February 20, 2012

Tag, I'm It--Who's Up for a Game of Book Tag?

Yesterday, just before going to bed, I checked out my Facebook page to see if anything was happening. Turns out my friends Fairday annd Lizzy from The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow shared a link to their fantastic blog. They wanted to play a game--book tag.

What is book tag, you ask? Excellent question. I have no idea. It's just a bit of fun. Oh wait, I do know--there are even rules. Here they are:

1) You must post the rules.
2) Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3) Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4) Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Here are the questions posed by Fairday and Lizzy:

1. When did you start blogging? 

I'm fairly new. I started in the middle of October last year.
2. What is your favorite food?

My wife would tell you everything, and that would be pretty close to the thruth! Really, it's anything sweet.

3. What is your favorite book from childhood?

Again, another tough question. I'd have to say, My Brother Sam is Dead, because it was a historical novel based on events that happened in my area, and I met one of the authors, Christopher Collier, when he visited my school.

4. Best concert you have ever attended or what concert would you like to attend?

Any of Jethro Tull's concerts are good, although Ian Anderson's voice is shot. I have a friend who has a band called The Jody S. Cipot Band that plays in New Milford, CT from time to time. They always put on a great show!



5. PC or Mac?

Definately PC.

6. Where do you buy or get most of the books you read?

These days I'm buying a lot of Kindle editions of books, but only if they're under about $8. I can't believe the prices publishers are charging for an electronic version of a book. I also like to check out any small out of the way independent bookstores when I have the chance. Some good ones: R.J. Julia in Madison, CT, and the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington, CT. I also go to our town library quite often. The kids love going and they have a great selection of books, audio books, and videos. The price is right, too.

7. If you could be friends with any character from a book, who would you be friends with?

Gandalf, the wizard from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. He'd be an interesting guy to hang with, and I might even have a chance to get caught up in an adventure or two!

8. Favorite holiday?

I would have to say it's Christmas. It's still the one time of year that's downright magical for me.

9. A book you think everyone should read?

What, besides my own? Let's face it, The Deliverers: Sharky and the Jewel is a fun, exciting book for kids, but apart from that, I'd have to say The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Just a great book, with a great message.

10. If you could have one wish, what would it be?

I'd like to have a time machine so I could go back to see what things were like 100, 200, 300 years ago. That's my secret, selfish wish. If I only had one wish, though, I'd do the right thing and wish that there was no poverty or war, and that everyone was happy. Who knows, if that ever happened, maybe someone would have enough money and time to invent a time machine!

11. Favorite beverage?

Ice cold, unsweetened iced tea. Nothing better when you're thirsty!
Okay, now it's time for me to give a shout out to some of my favorite blogs and say:

TAG, YOU'RE IT!!!!!!

And here are the blogs that have been tagged:

Here are my questions for all of you who were tagged:
1. If you could go back in time, what event would you most like to witness?
2. What is your favorite childhood memory?
3. What is your favorite movie?
4. What do you like to do best on a summer's day?
5. Coke or Pepsi?
6. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
7. What is your favorite book? (I know others have asked it, but how can i not?)
8. Who do you think was the most important person in the 20th century?
9. What's your favorite kind of candy?
10. What book makes you laugh most?
11. Rock, paper, scissors?


  1. Thanks for answering the questions and for the links to the CT independent book stores. It was awesome to learn more about you : ) ~ Jess & Stephanie

  2. Thanks for tagging me, Greg :) I was tagged by someone else last week and unfortunately you caught me at an incredibly busy time, so I won't be able to participate again so soon! I do appreciate that you mentioned my blog! Have fun with your game of tag!

    1. Ro, no worries. I totally understand! I'll always give you a message when I have the chance!

  3. Thanks for tagging me, I've done a couple tag's lately so I think I am going answer your questions and the hold off on posting them. I wouldn't want to bore everybody with a continuous strain of question and answers about me. But I defiantly will be answering your questions...because they're AWESOME!

  4. Cool! I look forward to seeing how you answer them. : )

  5. Thanks for this Greg! I will get round to tagging but probably in a few weeks time - just about to embark on a mammoth blog tour of guest writers on my blog!!!

    1. Sounds good, Freya! Thanks for coming out to play!