Monday, March 5, 2012

Tag! You're it!

Tag! You're it!

Guess what, everybody? My blogging 
friend, Kate Evangelista, from Kate's Blog 
tagged me for a Q&A meme and I'm more 
than happy to participate. Just for fun!

Kate's Questions for the Tag:

1. What's your go to book to read again 

    and again?

Oh boy. That's a tough question because 

I don't read books more than once. I don't 
exactly have a photographic (eidetic) memory, but I have a very good 
memory. So, I usually remember too many things about a book to 
read it over again. However, I have a "keeper" shelf I keep all the books 
 love and would like to someday read again. Plus, books on my keeper
shelf are also the ones I recommend to all my friends. I have a pretty 
large keeper bookcase not a shelf.

2If your life were a reality show, what would it be and why?

My life would definitely be Survivor. (No groaning!) I have four 

daughters. Yep, four of 'em. Between fiancees, boyfriends, proms, 
driving permits, and zero-hour classes I always feel like I'm looking 
for necessary items to survive the day (like my lunch when I forget 
it on the counter)...not to mention rewards to bribe-er-motivate 
the girls to accomplish whatever chore or task they've been asked 
to do! 

3What's the one song you have on repeat?

Actually, I don't have any songs on repeat. I don't even have an 

iPod! Since I listen to people talk all day during my day job as a 
court reporter, I like my quiet time. I do listen to the radio in my 
car though...

4. If life is like a box of chocolates, which kind of chocolate are 
    you in the box?

What a question! I love chocolate. I think I'd probably be a milk 
chocolate caramel peanut cluster (peanut, cashew or almond). 
Yep, there's all kinds of levels in that answer! I'm definitely a 
little nutty. And there are lots of flavors to my personality. As a 
Gemini, my hubs used to joke about never knowing which of my 
two personalities (ego and alter ego) would say good morning!
 For the most part though, I'm pretty mellow with a sweet 
disposition. Okay, sappy...but how the heck do you describe 
yourself?  =D

5. If I looked in your closet right now, which article of clothing do 
    you have the most of?

I'd have to say suits. I work in a courthouse, so I have more 
professional clothes than I do comfy clothes. There's something 
inherently wrong with that statement. I think I need to go 
shopping!  LOL

6. Which book on the NY Best Sellers List would you have wanted 

    to have written?

I'd have wanted to write the best selling Harry Potter series 

(I know, just like everybody else, right?). J.K. Rowling is a fantastic 
writer. Her stories are exciting, engaging and full of adventure. I 
guess mostly because all of my girls were able to read the Harry 
Potter books and they absolutely LOVED them. Having said that, 
I love writing adult novels in the paranormal romance and urban 
fantasy genres. My girls will just have to be older before they read
my stories! 

7. If you could be anyone famous, who would it be and why?

If I had to choose to be anyone famous, 
it would be my  
favorite actress Meryl Streep. She always portrays such 
strong characters, and her sense of humor is wickedly
 hilarious. Who wouldn't want to be a successful, 
badass woman like Meryl Streep?

8. What would you do with a million dollars?

Wow, if I had a million dollars the first thing I'd do is retire 
from my day job and write full time. What a dream!!! 
After that, put my girls through college, and then buy a 
bigger house. I need a craft room and an office. 

9.  If you knew for sure that the world is ending, what's the 
     first thing you'd do? 

If the world were ending, I'd spend the time I had left with 
my children and husband. I love them so much, and I'd want 
them to know that unequivocally. Then eat cheese puffs. 
Comfort food, what can I say?

10.  Which fictional character would you want to meet in 
       person and why?

Okay, this is going to sound like a cop-out, but I couldn't 
choose just one character I'd like to meet. There are so 
many from my favorite novels I think I'd like to interview 
them all. I'd meet with each of them over coffee or a meal. 
Then write articles about the ones that allowed me to, and 
promise not to breathe a word about the interview of 
characters that would normally say, "I'd tell you, but I'd 
have to kill you." What can I say, living dangerously has a 
strange but addictive appeal.

11. If you met your sixteen-year-old self today, what would 
      you tell her?

Run! Run like hell and never look back!!! 

Okay, so that's a little melodramatic...but it's definitely what 
I'd say. I had a boyfriend at the time (isn't it always about a 
guy?), my first love. He so totally destroyed my self-esteem. 
Took me years to get over that and feel comfortable in my 
own skin. Being married to a wonderful man helped me 
realize I was important and valued (and loved, needed, and 
sexy too!). I think that's why my heroines have similar issues. 
Of course, they get over their perceived weaknesses and get 
to exact a little revenge-I mean justice. Hey, writing is cheaper 
than a therapist!

Okay, now for the tag rules:

1. You must post the rules!
2. Answer the questions and then create eleven new questions 
    to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them.

Here are my Tag Questions:

1. What book did you read that made you think, "I could write a novel"?
2. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why?
3. If color defines you personality, what shade are you?
4. What defining moment in your life shaped the person you've become?
5. Do you have more purses or shoes in your closet and are either an obsession?
6. Are you a television or motion picture kind of person?
7. If you could be anyone else in your family, who would it be and why?
8. If you found a case full of money, would you keep it or search for the owner?
9. Have you done anything to prepare for December 21, 2012...just in case?
10. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
11. What is your favorite, sinfully-delicious snack...the one you sneak to eat?

Tag! You're it!

1. Lynn Rush
2. Danica Avet
3. Sean Poindexter
4. Danyelle Leafty
5. Avery Olive
6. Candace Bundy
7. Jordan K. Rose
8. Jeffrey Beesler
9. Michelle Clay
10. Karen Y. Bynum
11. Kait Nolan

Again, just a little fun. :-)


  1. You're awesome, Renee! Love the answers. :-)

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