Monday, August 11, 2008

I've been tagged!

I was tagged a while ago and I've been a bit lazy .... er, distracted to actually follow through on this. Blog Tour Overlord Rebecca Luella Miller came up with a new blog-tagging game. Her rules are below:

I’m going to list five MUST Read novels and five Keep Your Eyes on These
novels, then tag five bloggers who I’m asking to post my lists on their site.
They may then add one book to each list but must also subtract one book. Finally
they should tag five other bloggers, link here at A Christian Worldview of
Fiction, and comment to this post so visitors here know to check out how they
may have changed the list.

If you aren’t tagged but want to play, copy the how-to paragraph above,
make your own list of MUST Reads and Keep Your Eyes on These, and tag away. It
will be fun to see if we can generate some book wars … uh, I mean, discussions …
good, healthy, respectful discussions! ;-)

So here are the lists as I received them. I've highlighted my changes in red.

My five MUST Reads:
Demon: a Memoir by Tosca Lee (NavPress)
Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer (WaterBrook)
To Dance in the Desert by Kathleen Popa (Cook Communications)
Children in the Night by Harold Myra (Zondervan)
The Restorer by Sharon Hinck (NavPress)

My five Keep Your Eyes On These:
Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead (Thomas Nelson)
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson (WaterBrook)
Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet (WaterBrook)
Winter Haven by Athol Dickson (Bethany House)
Hero, Second Class by Mitchell Bonds (Marcher Lord Press)

My rationale:
Children in the Night was one of the first CSFF books I ever read and masterfully utilizes the symbolism of light and darkness. Myra's world, one where light simply does not exist, is well crafted and believable. I would have listed the sequel, The Shining Face, but you really have to read the first book first.

While Hero, Second Class hasn't been published yet, I think that, based on the description on Marcher Lord's website, it's going to be a wild, fun ride. Just the kind of story I enjoy reading.

So there we go. There's the list with my changes. And as for who I'm going to tag:

Sharon Hinck
D.G.D. Davidson
Christopher Hopper
Tim @ Fantasythyme

If they've already been tagged, well, I guess that's just my dumb luck. But there you go.


Sharon Hinck said...

Oh, John,
Sorry, but I already got tagged and played last week. :-)
Check out my blog last week for my switcharoos. :-)

And I love the cartoon you on Facebook. I recognized you right away.

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Hey, John, thanks so much for joining in. I guess I was close to becoming a nag ... sorry about that! I really did want others to discover your terrific blog, no longer the Least Read, I might add. ;-)

I think Christopher might already have played. You should check out his list, too.

I'm so glad you explained the rationale behind your adds. Makes me much more interested in those works.