Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now

I was pretty excited to be tagged for this one, It was created by the very lovely Jay at This is my Truth Now. It was an honour to be tagged on the first tag Jay has created and it’s taken me a few weeks to get to it but here I am! Jay is working through reviewing all of the books he’s ever read so it’s really enjoyable popping over to his blog each day to see what has cropped up.

The Rules

  1. Create your own new post and call it “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now” and be sure to include in your tags the words — without quotes — “ThisIsMyTruthNow Tag”
  2. Include these rules when you copy/paste to your own post.
  3. Be sure to thank the person that tagged you and include their responses at the bottom of your post, so someone can get to know them too. Tell everyone something interesting about the person who tagged you.
  4. Include a link to my original post mentioning this blog so we can see how many people choose to play along. Link to cut/paste is:  ThisIsMyTruthNow
  5. Choose 12 bloggers to tag and include a link to their latest post, so others can check them out and meet new people.
  6. Answer all 12 questions in The Challenge Questions section, but replace the 12th question with your own new one around telling the truth or revealing something interesting about yourself — you can leave the existing if you can’t think of something.
  7. Be sure to copy/paste the “Truth or Dare” section at the end of this post. It’s important to the challenge — so you better carefully read it!
  8. If you’ve haven’t been tagged, but you want to play along, you can totally jump on in and post responses to the tag on your blog.

The Challenge Questions

  1. You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices: (1) You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or (2) Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author. Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.
    • Sit with the author! My friends would totally understand and as bad as it sounds are totally used to me bailing on them anyway! I’m a terrible friend, I’m really good with people and really good at helping people but as a friend I totally suck especially in social situations so I would absolutely choose the author and a one one one situation!
  2. You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?
    • Oh this is so easy, my Husband isn’t looking over my shoulder is he (hehe) Ben Garston from James Bennett’s Chasing Embers. Brooding, Biker, whiskey drinking, dragon who takes human form. Seriously my ideal man.
  3. If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?
    • Wow, I literally have no idea how to answer this question. I guess it would be interesting to see how The Sword of Shannara might have played out differently if Shea had been a woman. It was one of the first fantasy novels/series I ever read and I’m planning to start again as so much has faded into oblivion for me but I do know they are firm favourites for me.
  4. What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?
    • There are so many and for so many different reasons but I’m going to say Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek. Drew is probably the most similar to me out of all the bloggers I follow, we both love fantasy novels, gaming, heavy metal, tattoos (haha), we are both pretty snarky although he’s far better at the sarcasm than I am!
  5. If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?
    • I would encourage Wydrin in Jen Williams Copper Cat Trilogy to be more cautious. Her hot head gets her into so much bother and while that made the books amazing reads and this character was my favourite character of all time my heart was in my mouth so often. 
  6. If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?
    • Wydrin from the Copper Cat Trilogy by Jen Williams and John Silver from Black Sails! Man those two would create sparks!
  7. It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice: (1) You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or (2) you can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.
    • I’m going with option 2 and I’m letting Jen Williams put me through hell in one of her fantasy world’s! I don’t actually believe in anything after this life so what the hell!
  8. If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it?  If so, explain the who and why.
    • Nah, none of my friends have pets, we all live in rabbit hutches ourselves so none of us have got pets, and what would our favourite characters do without their pets?!
  9. If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?
    • My friend Jen, she’s this stunningly beautiful, very gothic looking chick. She’s also a geophysicist and archaeologist. She would fit into a fantasy or steampunk novel without even trying. She’s got a kick arse attitude, and she’s also the only person who when I suggested going to sword-fighting school wanted to go with me! I actually read a book recently and she was the picture I had of the main character the whole way through. It was The Lost Sentinel by Suzanne Rogerson and the character was Tei, ironically I reviewed it yesterday.
  10. Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).
    • Currently Reading

 Godblind - Anna Stephens

    • 2000 Read

Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb

Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?

  • I’d take in Nona from Red Sister, that girl is a brutal kick ass always someone that’s good to have around. I’m guessing she’s staying because she’s run away from the convent having killed everyone there!
  1. Which of the 365 Daily Challenge posts most describes you? To see them all, you can go here. (Note: This is the question each person can change when they tag their own nominees)
    • Dark, I nearly always wear black, even in the summer (which drives my husband nuts), I also like the dark, I’m a night owl, I have bad insomnia so I’m at one with the night. I’m not afraid of the dark, of being out in the dark, of things that go bump in the night. I have psychosis that goes hand in hand with having bipolar and I see some strange things especially when it’s dark and I’m at ease with that. I love the dark side of things, I love fantasy which tends to be darker reading material. I like heavy metal which tends to be darker music (unless you know where to look), I love dragons, and skeletons, and vampires.

Jay’s Answers

  1. You’re on your way to a birthday dinner that your friends have thrown for you. When you arrive, your favorite author is having dinner by himself or herself and asks you to sit with them, before you even see your friends or they see you. You have two choices: (1) You can sit with the author but can’t tell your friends that you’ve abandoned them for three hours, or (2) Meet your friends and lose the only chance you’ll ever have to talk with the author. Pick one or the other — no exceptions or communication to your friends to tell them about the author — and explain why.
    • Meet my friends. I would love to meet the author, but I’d feel guilty over abandoning my friends when they showed up for a birthday dinner.
  2. You’ve got an opportunity to spend a few hours alone “in your bedroom” with a character from any book you’ve previously read. The character tells you that (s)he would like to lock the door and spend some alone time with you. What book and character is it, and do you decide to enter the room and lock the door, or tell them you aren’t interested?
    • Yes, I choose to lock the door. And these days… it would probably be Jamie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander simply due to the accent.
  3. If you could turn any male character from one of your favorite books into a female character (or change a female into a male) in the book or book series, which one and why?
    • I’d like to see a male version of Lisbeth Salander from Steig Larsson’s Millenium series – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. And it’s because of the tattoos, the danger and the wild side that I could only imagine! No clue who the guy is below, but that’s who I’d picture for a male Lisebth.
  4. What blogger currently on your follower’s list (meaning they follow you too) do you admire the most and why?
    • Right now, I’ve got some super respect for Rae Longest because she reads every one of my posts and engages in really strong dialogue, revealing a lot about herself and how she and I are similar and different at the same time. I have this connection with a few online bloggers, but Rae and I already jokingly refer to each other as great aunt and nephew, even tho we’re not related.
  5. If you could change any one decision your favorite book character made, what would it be and why?
    • I would stop June Reid from Bill Clegg’s “Did You Ever Have a Family” from running away when her family is killed in the accident. It sets her off on a path that leads to a horrible period in her life and hurts one of my favorite characters, Lydia Morey.
  6. If you could pick 1 character from a book and 1 character from a TV show you watch (that is NOT based on a book) to be in a relationship together, who would you choose, and why?
    • Stephanie Plum from Janet Evanovich’s “One for the Money” book series with Ross Geller from Friends. To see their conversation over “we were on a break” would just be hilarious! And their facial expressions… yikes.
  7. It’s your last day on Earth. As you are about to cross that final finish line, a mysterious shadow appears, giving you a choice: (1) You can go move forward to whatever comes next for you [based on your own spiritual or religious beliefs], or (2) you can become a character in a book series and exist permanently doing whatever that author chooses to do with you in the book. Which do you choose, and if it’s option 2, reveal the book and author.
    • I think I’d have to go with Option 1 only because I wouldn’t want to mess with whatever fate had in store for me. But if for some reason I ever chose Option 2, I’d let Ken Follett put me in any of his books in any way he felt appropriate.
  8. If you could steal a pet from someone in any book you’ve read, but had to replace it with a friend’s pet (meaning they wouldn’t ever see their pet again), would you do it?  If so, explain the who and why.
    • I’d love to meet Koko from the “Cat Who” books so we could solve crimes together. But I’d never take someone else’s pet away. Are you crazy? LOL
  9. If you could turn someone from your real life into a character from a book, who from your life, who in the book and why?
    • I’d like to see my friend Michael (he’s just hilarious and has no filter when it comes to things he says) into a character in a Dr. Seuss book for adults. I think people would buy it ten times over. He can make you laugh no matter where you are or what’s happening in your life — and he has no boundaries. I’ve lost my shorts in public because of him, he will say things in cab that make you embarrassed, then jump out at a light and run away. Several bartenders have given us free shots just to get him to stop from being so lively. Total ridiculous fun.
  10. Post a picture of the cover of a book you read in 2000 and the book you are currently reading now. (Note: if you weren’t alive in 2000, pick the first book you ever read and tell everyone what year it was from).
    • Currently Reading
      •  You (You, #1)
    • 2000 Read
      • Catering to Nobody (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1)
  11. Your favorite character (under 18) needs a place to stay for 3 months and asks you if (s)he could stay in your spare room (yes, you have one for the sake of this question). Who is it and what is the reason (s)he needs to stay with you?
    • I would adopt Liesl from Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief,” as she needs a place to stay to escape from the Nazis. And since I am German, they would have trusted me, and the treasured book would still be part of our lives.
  12. Which of the 365 Daily Challenge posts most describes you? To see them all, you can go here. (Note: This is the question each person can change when they tag their own nominees)
    • They are all me, so I really can’t participate in my own questions, now can I?

My Nominations

  1. Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe
  2. Angie Dokos
  3. Shelley Wilson
  4. Danielle @ Books Vertigo and Tea
  5. Stuart @ Always Trust In Books
  6. Tracy Shephard
  7. Ronnie Turner
  8. Abby @ Anne Bonny Book Reviews
  9. Cleo @ Cleopatra loves Books
  10. Noelle @ Crime Book Junkie
  11. Kelly @ Love Books Group
  12. Amy @ Novel Gossip

Truth or Dare

Here is the final part of the ThisIsMyTruthNow tag…If you choose not to accept the tag, you have to follow through on whatever dare the person who tags you chooses — for my nominees, if you choose not to do this tag, your dare is to read a one or two star book from my Goodreads list in the next 30 days.

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16 thoughts on “Tag: This-Is-My-Truth-Now

    1. You’re welcome and exactly! My sarcasm is very often lost on the people around me! They should be used to it by now!

      And yes Nona was the only kid character I could think of who would be either a blast or really fucking dangerous to have around​! 😂

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  1. I’m so glad you participated — and it paid off taking some time. Great answers. You can tell how much thought you’ve put into them. I appreciate it, as well as the mention of my blog. 🙂

    I loved the way you explained living in rabbit hutches. New expression for me, but I totally understood it. And your husband’s not around, so I think your answer is safe! 🙂

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    1. Haha! No like I said I’m a terrible friend and awfully flakey! I left my Husband , my brother and a friend in a bar for four hours waiting for me while I hung out on a tour bus with a band once! It was supposed to be a 20min interview for a magazine I was freelancing with then we just got chatting! 😂 Like I said, super flakey!

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