The “This Is Your Story” Book Tag

I shamelessly stole this tag from Bookstooge and The Orangutan Librarian … oh wait, it looks like TOL actually did tag me. Technically. Thanks to  Sheri Dye for creating this fab tag!

The Rules

  • Link back to the creator @ReadBetwixtWords
  • Answer each question by using your favorite (or TBR) book covers, characters, and stories
  • Tag a friend or two
  • And have fun with it!

QUESTIONS

Here they come:

AUTHOR – WHO’S WRITING YOUR STORY?

Andrew Klavan. He writes older female characters pretty well, plus he totally adores women, so he will make me seem like a much better person than I actually am finally give me the credit I’m due!

On the down side, his stories tend to be rather dark and violent, so buckle up.

WORLD – WHAT LITERARY WORLD IS YOUR STORY PART OF?

It’s a paranormal portal fantasy where I go to an archaeological site to research a book, unwisely step along a ley line, and end up in Atlantis.

Mixed with a Miss Marple mystery.

ROMANCE – WHO WILL BE YOUR LOVE-INTEREST?

I’m a married woman, and besides I’m too old for romance. The romances will take place among secondary characters, the way they always do in Brother Cadfael mysteries. My grown sons will each get married in the course of the book, plus there will be at least one secondary romance in Atlantis, but it will end tragically.

APPEARANCE – WHAT WILL YOUR CHARACTER LOOK LIKE?

Myself, but about 20 years older. I’ll be a spry little old lady with wild, flyaway hair. Sort of a Good Witch look. Also, my nose will be bigger than current.

SIDEKICK – WHAT CHARACTER/CREATURE WOULD YOU HAVE BY YOUR SIDE?

My niece, a very cool person who just happened to meet up with me at Newgrange because she was on a study program in England.

I have a lot of nieces. I won’t say which one I have in mind, but she knows who she is.

GOOD, EVIL, OR GRAY – WHERE DOES YOUR CHARACTER STAND?

Twenty years from now, I will be so sanctified and refined by the sufferings of life that I am the goodest of the good, hidden underneath a thick layer of Old Lady bitterness and cynicism.

DESIGNATION – WHAT WILL YOU BE? (HUMAN, FAIRY, PIRATE, PRINCESS, ETC..)

Wait a minute … we have options other than human? Why wasn’t this mentioned earlier???

OPPOSITION – WHO WILL BE YOUR NEMESIS?

Since this is an Andrew Klavan novel, there will be two nemesises (nemesi?). In this world, it will be Klaus Schwab. In Atlantis, it will be a being of light that is going to help bring humanity to a higher plane. Later, it turns out that Schwab is working for the being of light.

THE ENDING – HOW DOES YOUR STORY END? SPOILER ALERT!

Like they all end: I die.

But not before I make it back to the 21st century in time to help expose Klaus Schwab (working together with my niece and an unlikely band of misfits that includes James Lindsey, Andrew Klavan, and my pastor. Klavan will be about 100 years old at this point, unless he has also engaged in time travel).

And, we all know what happens to Atlantis.

(What’s that you say?

Plotholes, schmotholes!)

5 thoughts on “The “This Is Your Story” Book Tag

  1. Hurray! This was fun to read!

    From your answer to who your nemesi will be, I see the Bearpope is alive and well and causing all sorts of trouble.

    And that ending, love it. I really like the Taliesin trilogy (before he ruined it with further books, blah, blah, blah), so that was good to see that particular cover 😀

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    1. Agreed! This was the funnest tag I’ve seen come around in a long time. And your treatment of it was the source of much inspiration.

      As you probably know, at the end of That Hideous Strength there is a Bear of Justice, just as there is in my book The Strange Land.

      I only ever read Taliesin. I’ve seen that Merlin and Arthur are around, but I never got to them.

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