Tuesday, July 26, 2016

By the Book Tag

I was tagged by Marita@ When I Hear Music  for this tag, but I have to confess, most of the books I like may seem dull to most. ;)

What Book Is On Your Nightstand Now?
  I don't actually have a nightstand, but will my dresser do? ;)
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
I've mentioned these books before, but, come on, they are the bomb! ;)
 Every time I pick it up, I'm swept into Dr. Watson's world, where Sherlock sprawls in his great chair, his smoking pipe hanging from his lips as he plays a solemn, somber tune on his violin.
 You can really smell the tobacco, feel the warmth of the fireplace, and hear the rain pattering down on Baker Street.
 Love these books. <3

What Was the Last Truly Great Book You Read?
Oh, boy.
 Well, it's been a while since I sat down and read a good book. (Besides Sherlock) ;)
Honestly, I can't think of great book I've read recently.
 Maybe, Dark Canyon by Louis L'Amour? :)
I am Louis L'Amour fan, despite what a few of my family think. ;)
 This one is one of my all-time favorites.
It's about a young man who is trying to go straight after a somewhat criminal past, and of course, gets married and has a bad guy to fight. ;)
 I really like the way this one was written just as much as I like the storyline.
If You Could Meet Any Writer - Dead or Alive - Who Would It Be? And What Would You Want To Know?
 Well, my sister already mentioned Laura Ingalls Wilder, so besides her?
I'd have to say Louis L'Amour. :)
 Sadly, I don't believe he was a Christian, which makes me rather sad to think about it.
But he was so wise and learned, and so well-traveled, it would have been fascinating to hear his stories, and ask him about all the people he met, like the lawmen and outlaws of the Old West.
 This man lived his stories!

What Books Might We Be Surprised to Find On Your Shelves?
Hmmm.... I guess The Nancy Drew Books by Caroyln Keene.
 Yes, I still read Nancy Drew,and yes, the yellow covered ones.
Not that I don't enjoy the originals (1930's), but I grew up with the Yellow Covers. (1950's)
 Whenever I am feeling sentimental, I'll pull out one and slip away into Nancy's world for a while, just like I used to when I was a little girl. :)
 How Do You Organize Your Personal Library?
Well, as my sisters have also mentioned, all of my books are packed away in a box. :(
 But if I did have a shelf, I guess I'd put the classics first, followed by the romance, History, Westerns, and then children's books.

What Book Have You Always Meant to Read But Haven't Got Around Yet?
 I really can't think of any books right off the bat....
I guess any good classic?

Anything You Feel Embarrassed Never to Have Read?
Uh, not really? ;)
 haha I guess if I've never read it, it's not that important to me. ;)

Disappointing, Overrated, Just Not Good: What Book Did You Feel You Are Supposed to Like But Didn't?
  Uh..... haha.... I'm not sure.
I guess maybe The Season of Grace series by Beverly Lewis.
 My sister read and liked it, and so did my aunts, but when I decided to try them, I found them kind of boring.
 I have never really liked Amish books, so maybe that's why.

Do You Remember the Last Book You Put Down Without Finishing?
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years by Carl Sandburg.
 It's not that I don't want to finish it.
It's just that it's so long, and I haven't had time to sit down an read anything lately. :)
 What Kind Of Stories Are You Drawn To? Any You Stay Clear Of?
 Hmm... Well, I have always been drawn to westerns! :D
My first crush was a cowboy, you know. ;)
 Good clean romances are nice, too, especially Historical.
History books draw me like a fly to honey ;)
 I enjoy classics as well, and mysteries intrigue me, as long as they are clean and decent. :)
I steer away from Amish books, as I have said before.
 I know my sister and some other people really enjoy them, but I don't.
I guess I can't handle their interesting beliefs at times, and so I simply stay away from them.
 Besides, there is simply not enough action for my liking. ;)
And like Marita said, anything that goes against God's Word, I avoid.

If You Could Require The President to Read One Book, What Would It Be?
The Bible, of course!
What Do You Plan to Read Next?
 Haha, do you really want to know? (chuckles)
I'll be seeing you folks.
 Sherlock is waiting! ;)


  1. loved this post! All of these posts have been fun to read :)

  2. Fun!! For me the writer I would want to meet was a toss up between Louis L'Amour and Laura Ingalls Wilder! And yes, I loved the Season's of Grace series when I read it! But I think they are more of a one time read? Unless it's been a long time. Once you know the "mystery" it isn't as entertaining. Jim Craig was your first crush!! I knew that! Hehe

    1. Mine, as you know, was good ole Davy! <3

  3. Great post! I really enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes out loud to my kids last year. Sherlock Holmes reminds me so much of David Tennant when he plays the doctor in "doctor who" ... lol.

  4. Great post! I really enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes out loud to my kids last year. Sherlock Holmes reminds me so much of David Tennant when he plays the doctor in "doctor who" ... lol.

  5. I know you all so well! :) I really liked the Sherlock Holmes books, too!

  6. It has been fun to read everyone's posts :-)

  7. Enjoyed reading this, and guess what? I'm with you about the Amish books. I have never liked them and can't figure out why there are so many. :) Louis L'Amour, that's where I got Tyrel's name from!

    1. Named after my favorite Sackett ;) Tyrel, Nolan, Logan and Tell are all my favorites :D