Tagged — Eleven Questions Answered-Looking for IT

This week I was tagged in the Eleven Questions game by Elaine Smother’s fabulous friend frog, Forrest.

Being tagged means I need to follow some rules:

1. Post the rules.

2. Answer the questions.

3. Pass the questions on to eleven other bloggers by tagging and linking to them in our post.

4. Let them know they’ve been tagged.

And now…I will answer the questions.

1. If you could live in a fictional world, where would that be?

If I can’t choose to remain in Tucson or to enter Heaven, I would probably chose Tolkien’s Hobbiton or Rivendell.

2. Do you prefer to read Fiction or non-fiction?

Definitely fiction. The only non-fiction books I read are technical books on computers or writing.

3. Do you read in noisy or quiet places?

I prefer reading in quiet places. But I usually sit and read while my wife watches TV and continually says, “Look! You missed it.” I think missed what? And who cares.

4. Do reviews influence your choice of reads?

Not unless the reviews are from people I know.

5. Audio books or paperbacks?

Paperbacks, If I were in my car a lot I might listen to audio-books.  For any other activity they would require too much concentration. I bet they’d probably be great on the treadmill. Wonder if you can get them in mp3 format?

6. What was the first book you remember reading?

The first books I remember reading were the Wizard of Oz and the Doctor Doolittle series.

7. Favorite author?

Can’t pick just one: JRR Tolkien, David Gemmel, Maxwell Alexander Drake

8. Classic or Modern Novels?

Mostly modern. I prefer Fantasy novels

9. Have you ever met your favorite author?

I met Maxwell Alexander Drake at the Society of Southwestern Authors Wrangling With Writing conference in Tucson. My other favorites are deceased.

10. Book groups or solitary reading?

I belong to a writing critique group but I prefer solitary reading.

11. If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I was stumped by this question and then it became so obvious, there’s only one book worth reading our whole life. The User’s Guide to Living—The Holy Bible.

And now I am supposed to tag 11 people. This might be tricky. I think almost everyone I know has already been tagged!

I’m going to violate the Rules of Eleven and just post this with an invitation to Come and Read and let us learn more about you.

Have a good weekend.

Donald Bueltmann


8 thoughts on “Tagged — Eleven Questions Answered-Looking for IT

  1. I enjoyed reading your answers and learning more about you! It’s hard finding 11 people who haven’t been tagged when a meme’s been around this long. That’s why I gave that job to Forrest. Don’t tell him I said that, though. 😛

  2. Love your answers, Don. Not only do I enjoy having a look into the inner workings of my fellow peeps, but it’s great fun seeing how much we have in common despite various ages, genders, and genres 😀

    • People are people there doesn’t seem to be as much difference in genders as there is different ages. Environment, discipline, expectations. Despite the disadvantages, I’m glad I’m where I am.


  3. Hey Donald. Interesting answers. I’ll help you out and answer the questions on my blog next week. Unless I lost that tag somewhere like I lost the Liebester award blog I don’t think I was tagged.

  4. It was good to get to know you a little more, Donald! And to answer your question about audio books in mp3 format – yes, that exists! Audible.com (a part of amazon) has audio books for downloading if you sign up for their service. I’ve only recently joined and so far, it’s worked well.

  5. Interesting. I loved the Wizard of Oz books, too. I regularly read them when I was supposed to be doing other things. Then I reread them. We must be from the same era!
    Reading your eleven reminds me that I have eleven questions sitting in my blogpost mailbox. I’ll answer on Q day of the A to Z Blog Challenge. These things are fun, but they do take a bit of time. I do like getting to know fellow bloggers better though. Have a great day in Arizona. My daughter is moving there is May (Scottsdale), so I will probably be out there more.

  6. Today’s young people wouldn’t even consider reading the books I used to read, Uncle Wiggily, The Wind in the Willows, The Black Stallion, etc.

    However if I had books about sexy vampires and coming of age books, I don’t know if I would read anything else. 🙂

    I know I enjoyed reading Mickey Spillane when I was in my teens.


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