Monday, August 27, 2012

A Book Tag

Just recently, I was on a good friend's blog and happened to come across a book tag. And I thought "Why not? Sounds fun!", so here we go.

Do you snack while you read? Not much. I don't like getting snack food stains on the pages.

What is your favourite drink while reading? Occasionally a cup of cocoa.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Not really...

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? I usually just use a bookmark, or a strip of paper.

 Fiction, non-fiction, or both? Both.
Are you a person who tends to read to the end of a chapter, or can you stop anywhere? Always to the end of a chapter. If I stop just someplace, I usually don't remember where I was when I start reading again.

Are you the type of person to throw a book across the room or on the floor if the author irritates you? Oh honey, you wouldn't believe the things I do...

 If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop and look it up right away? I just skip it and keep reading.

 What are you currently reading? "Dragonspell" by Donita K. Paul and "Edge on the Sword" by Rebecca Tingle.

 What is the last book you bought? I don't remember...

Do you have a favourite time/place to read? Usually on the comfy couch next to the lamp. It feels cozy.

 Do you prefer series books or stand alones? Doesn't matter. I'll read about anything.

 Is there a specific book or author you find yourself recommending over and over? No.
How do you organize your books? (by genre, title, author’s last name, etc.)? Just...on a bookshelf. They aren't in any specific order, as I'm not the best organizer.
~the Authoress

Musical Mondays: Caledonia

I don't know if you can see
The changes that have come over me
In these last few days I've been afraid
That I might drift away
So I've been telling old stories, singing songs
That make me think about where I came from
And that's the reason why I seem
So far away today

Oh, but let me tell you that I love you
That I think about you all the time
Caledonia you're calling me
And now I'm going home
If I should become a stranger
You know that it would make me more than sad
Caledonia's been everything
I've ever had

Now I have moved and I've kept on moving
Proved the points that I needed proving
Lost the friends that I needed losing
Found others on the way
I have kissed the ladies and left them crying
Stolen dreams, yes there's no denying
I have traveled hard with coattails flying
Somewhere in the wind

Now I'm sitting here before the fire
The empty room, the forest choir
The flames that could not get any higher
They've withered now they've gone
But I'm steady thinking my way is clear
And I know what I will do tomorrow
When the hands are shaken and the kisses flow
Then I will disappear
~The Authoress