October 01, 2008

Tag, I'm It - 6 Book Things Meme

Helen over at Straight from Hel saved me from having to quickly dream up a blog post while I try to get back on track here.

Today's Meme: Name 6 Book Things about Yourself

Okay here goes:

1. In case you didn't know, my book, Searching For A Starry Night is partly inspired by my own interest in collecting and creating dollhouse miniatures. I love working on projects when I'm not writing. I even have the actual miniature replica of "Starry Night" done by talented miniaturist and artist Lucie Winsky. You can read more about her and see the miniature painting here.

2. I like to collect vintage books from the early 1900s. I only have a few but try to find them cheap at flea markets, etc. mostly for the cover decorations and inside art. I also want to try preserving some of that art in miniature by framing the smaller images.

3. I get a kick out of miniature books. I thought of making a mystery bookstore in miniature but the idea of creating all those books is still daunting. Many are only covers with blank pages but I admire anyone who has the courage (and patience!) to do it.
Check out this French chateau library; or for something slightly different, how about tiny rooms based on storybooks.

4. I like to re-read certain books. A few favorites include Dracula by Bram Stoker, Gone with the Wind, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Salem's Lot...

5. I'm still trying to finish my adult mystery set in a diner. I read someone else's book or another story and then fear I'm on the wrong track. :?)

6. I used to read one book at a time. If I'm hooked, I'll speed through it non-stop. Others I enjoy but read here and there. I have four books I'm reading right now.

** Your Turn: Share some book-related things about you. Be sure to comment here so we know to go visit your blog and see what you wrote.

** I TAG:
* Katie - Katie's Clay Corner
* Morgan Mandel
* Emma Larkins
* Mary Cunningham

8 comments:

  1. Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy is a perennial favorite for me, if only for the grace of the writing. I also like the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey, solely for the imaginative story. Hubbo got me into those, though I've stopped reading the newer ones written by McC's son. Currently have a stack of Paulo Coelho novels - he's at Twitter! Then will get up-to-speed on Hank Phillipi Ryan's cozy mystery series so I can help her with a blog tour next year. Other than that, just unpublished cozy mystery manuscripts for other authors. (Get that mystery written - no second-guessing allowed until it's done.;)

    Do you think I have enough to read? LOL.

    Dani
    http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com

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  2. ooh, I used to read the Merlin Trilogy all the time and the Dragonrider series, although I preferred the young adult trilogy.

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  3. Hi Chris,

    I posted 6 Book Things About MEME!

    Check out Cynthia's Attic.

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  4. I always love look at dollhouses. It amazes me how people can reproduce things on such a small level. And I know you can get creative, and use things you wouldn't expect to assemble them!

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  5. Oh, I think the miniature bookstore or bookshelves would be so wonderful. No way I could do it, but I would certainly admire yours!

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  6. I'm so glad I stopped by and got a chance to learn more about you, Hon!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. A mystery bookstore, hummmm??? I'll start thinking of ideas for you! LOL....

    OK, got my blog wrote, come check it out! Thanks for thinking of me:)

    Katie

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  8. This is fun learning things about everyone you didn't know! Katie has some interesting thoughts too!

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