Friday, September 2, 2011

Karen G.'s Fabulous 2nd Annual BBQ Get to Know Other Bloggers Party

I think that may be the longest blog title I've written to date.

Hi and welcome! If you’re already a regular follower or visitor, nice to see you again and help yourself to the cooler. If you’re hopping over from Karen G’s BBQ for the first time and/or a new blogger, feel free to look around, pull up a lawn chair, and introduce yourself.

I thought I’d take a break from a regular post so that we can get to know one another. A little about myself...I love kid lit and currently I've been working on the first draft of an upper MG ms for a while. Okay, over a year. My goal is to make this the first first draft I complete, revise, and query. (I started 2 previous novels but didn’t finish them). Are you a writer and what do you write?

I thought it would be fun to play a little get to know each other game. Below are some questions to get to know each other. Feel free to copy/paste the list at the bottom of this post and to answer as many or as few as you’d like. No pressure.

I like to call this the What’s Your Favorite (blank) This Week Quiz? Yesiree, I thought that title up all by myself. Quite a writer, eh? Basically, it’s hard to narrow down one favorite in some categories. For instance, I would never be able to name my favorite song unless I only liked one song, there are just too many. So instead, name your most recent favorite or favorite this week in the comments below after you introduce yourself. Simple enough, right? Okay, here we go.

What’s Your Favorite...This Week

bbq’d food – sausages (smothered with peppers and onions)
treat - eclairs
color – midnight blue crayola crayon
pair of shoes – my cushy slippers
game - Yahtzee
book – This year so far, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
celebrity – Audrey Hepburn (always)
song – most recent fave: What the Water Gave Me by Florence and the Machine. For your listening pleasure...



Oh, and don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that I can visit you. Thanks for playing and a special thank you to Karen G over at Coming Down the Mountain: A Writer's Blog for hosting such an easygoing get together. Hope to see you back!

bbq’d food
treat
color
pair of shoes
game
book
celebrity
song

25 comments:

  1. Those sausages sound delicious!

    I took part in Karen's BBQ last year, and met a bunch of awesome people. I couldn't do it this year, because I had something scheduled.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think I met your blog persona last year at this event via Donna Hosie's blog.

    bbq’d food - salmon burgers
    treat - ice cream
    color - green
    pair of shoes - comfy ones
    game - Settlers of Cattan
    book - Can it depend upon genre? YA Fantasy: Everneath by Brodi Ashton (which doesn't come out until January but I got to read the ARC); Historical: Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden" and Horror (which I don't normally read) is the I Am Not Serial Killer series by Dan Wells.

    http://weavingataleortwo.blogspot.com/
    celebrity
    song

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Suzie! Thanks for commenting on my Bang Out the Prose blog via Karen's BBQ post. Nice to know you enjoy reading the same genre of books I do! Sometimes my friends call me Suzie too ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for stopping by, Matt. Karen's bbq jump started my brand new blog last year. I met a lot of great people too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. @Donna - I'm so glad we reconnected through the Karen's BBQ last year. Thanks for your answers. Mmm...icecream.

    @Suz - Another Suzie! My family and some friends call me Suz. It's great connecting with other writers, isn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi, so nice to meet you at Karen's lovely BBQ party.
    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi,

    Great to know about you :) and "meet" you from Karen's BBQ ! I love midnight blue as well, but only for the hero's eyes ;) LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for the shout out, Suzie! And I love eclairs too, they are truly my favorite treat (after caramel popcorn). My favorite bbq food is those hot peppery dogs that Costco sells, not Polish but the hot hot dogs. Oh man I love them so much that I never buy them or I'd eat the whole package.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi, Suzie! I'm dropping in from Karen's BBQ and am your newest follower. Nice to meet you!

    I adore eclairs - like to put them in the freezer for a bit....yum!

    ReplyDelete
  10. @Karen Walker - Hello and thanks for stopping by!

    @Ju - Gazing into midnight blue eyes would make me melt into a puddle, lol. Thanks for stopping by and following me.

    @KarenG - Eclairs are the perfect indulgence. The more chocolate on top the better. I prefer the sweet Italian sausages; the hot ones kill my stomach. Great BBQ, Karen!

    @Kittie - Slightly frozen eclairs? I'll have to try that! Nice to meet you, Kittie, and thanks for following.

    ReplyDelete
  11. my favorite............steak w soy sauce!
    ur my fourth stop on karen's long weekend bbq! great blog--following!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Steak on the grill is delicious. Thanks for visiting and following, Jeremy.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Suzie. Hopping over from the BBQ. I always have a hard time with favorite lists...but for today I would say that I'd love a pile of baby back ribs, slathered with a spicy red sauce. Favorite shoe...my flip flops. Favorite song...so many, but a long time favorite "Southern Cross" by Crosby, Stills, etc. Favorite book this year...I've read so many I forget but I am enjoying author Jo-Ann Mapson right now. Nice meeting you and I look forward to reading more.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Friday, September 2, 2011Karen G.'s Fabulous 2nd Annual BBQ Get to Know Other Bloggers Party
    I think that may be the longest blog title I've written to date.

    Hi and welcome! If you’re already a regular follower or visitor, nice to see you again and help yourself to the cooler. If you’re hopping over from Karen G’s BBQ for the first time and/or a new blogger, feel free to look around, pull up a lawn chair, and introduce yourself.

    I thought I’d take a break from a regular post so that we can get to know one another. A little about myself...I love kid lit and currently I've been working on the first draft of an upper MG ms for a while. Okay, over a year. My goal is to make this the first first draft I complete, revise, and query. (I started 2 previous novels but didn’t finish them). Are you a writer and what do you write?

    I thought it would be fun to play a little get to know each other game. Below are some questions to get to know each other. Feel free to copy/paste the list at the bottom of this post and to answer as many or as few as you’d like. No pressure.

    I like to call this the What’s Your Favorite (blank) This Week Quiz? Yesiree, I thought that title up all by myself. Quite a writer, eh? Basically, it’s hard to narrow down one favorite in some categories. For instance, I would never be able to name my favorite song unless I only liked one song, there are just too many. So instead, name your most recent favorite or favorite this week in the comments below after you introduce yourself. Simple enough, right? Okay, here we go.

    What’s Your Favorite...This Week

    bbq’d food – sausages (smothered with peppers and onions)
    treat - eclairs
    color – midnight blue crayola crayon
    pair of shoes – my cushy slippers
    game - Yahtzee
    book – This year so far, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    celebrity – Audrey Hepburn (always)
    song – most recent fave: What the Water Gave Me by Florence and the Machine. For your listening pleasure...



    Oh, and don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that I can visit you. Thanks for playing and a special thank you to Karen G over at Coming Down the Mountain: A Writer's Blog for hosting such an easygoing get together. Hope to see you back!

    Hi Suzie! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Coming over from the BBQ :)

    bbq’d food- nothing beats a really good burger for me.
    treat- Homerun Inn frozen pizza
    color- green
    pair of shoes- a pair of sandals that should really be thrown out.
    game- soccer
    book- Anything by Roald Dahl
    celebrity- Right now? Johnny Depp
    song- Dawn from the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack

    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi! Great idea posting a little "get to know you" list.

    bbq’d food - ribs, dripping in sauce.
    treat - chocolate fondue.
    color - Deep red.
    pair of shoes - black boots. So cliche.
    game - I'm a scrabble girl all the way.
    book - I love the classics. I really do. Pride and Prejudice, Grapes of Wrath...
    celebrity - Oh, I'll go along with Johnny Depp. :)
    song - Like the rest of the world, I'm hung up on Adele right now. Though I do love Florence and the Machine too.

    Nice to meet you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Suzie! Coming over for the BBQ.
    bbq’d food – veggies on skewers
    treat - Dunkin Donuts
    color – black
    pair of shoes – my Toms - love my Toms!
    game - Scrabble!
    book – recently read John Locke's How I Sold 5 Million EBooks in 5 Months - need to read it again
    celebrity – Hugh Jackman
    song – Glass Hammer's South Side of the Sky

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi-ya, Suzie. Nice to meet you at Karen's shindig. Good crowd, isn't it?

    OK, your questions:
    best BBQ food- steak, very rare
    treat- chocolate or really good licorice
    color- yellow
    shoes- No thanks. Sloppy slipper will do.
    game- Scrabble
    book- Utterly impossible to chose just one. Most recently read Jodi Picoult's book "Sing You Home."
    celebrity- Nah. Not very impressed by celebrity status. Much more impressed by intelligence, wit, and kindness.
    Song- Again, impossible to select one. I never tire of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," though.

    Count me in as your newest follower.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Okay, here's my list:

    bbq’d food - ribs. mmmmm
    treat - dessert (anything with sugar)
    color - green
    pair of shoes - flipflops
    game - apple to apples (with my kiddos)
    book - Too many!!!
    celebrity - ??? (That's a good question)
    song - The Dog Days are Over. =D

    Great bbq post Suzie!

    ReplyDelete
  19. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Love me a good bbq!
    Hi Suz!

    :)

    bbq’d food - pork
    treat - fudge
    color - grape-juice purple
    pair of shoes - eclipse sandals
    game - Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?
    book - hmmmmm. Pilgrim of Hate - Ellis Peters
    celebrity - Stephen Colbert
    song - Beethoven's 9th

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Suzie~ I've come from KarenG's BBQ! Wanted to visit your blog and come and say hello! Blueberry pie and pasta salad...yum...I wouldn't need anything but that! :) So great to meet you!

    ReplyDelete
  21. @Liza - I live in flip flops during the summer. Southern Cross is a great song. Thanks for stopping by!

    @Jess - I've been following your blog "Falling Leaflets" for a while. You always have interesting bits of info from the publishing world. I love Roald Dahl, too! Thanks for playing and following.

    @L.G. - I love the classics too, though I don't read them enough. This summer I read Jane Eyre and I'm currently reading The War of the Worlds. Sounds like we have the same taste in music - Adele is great!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hello! This is a fun thing you've put together! My answers...

    bbq’d food: ribs
    treat: chocolate cupcake (with choc mini-eggs on top)
    color: Green (although I like midnight blue as well!)
    pair of shoes: trainers - live in them, do tons of walking
    game: The Cardigans - song - My Favourite Game. ;)
    book: Oh. That's tricky. Yikes. Um... pass!
    celebrity: I'll say Audrey as well.
    song: Oo-er. Tough questions! So many...

    ReplyDelete
  23. @Susan - Nice to meet you, too and thanks for following me :)

    @Carolyn - Apples to Apples is one my (and my kids) favorites, too. Such fun! Love "The Dogs Days are Over" - not much of a surprise there :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hey Mair! I always love when you and Syd stop by :) I'll have to check out your book choice. I'm going to be thinking of fudge all day now, lol.

    Hi Betsy! Thanks for hopping over from the BBQ. So nice to meet new bloggers.

    Hello Jayne! Those cupcakes sound heavenly. And from your "favorite shoe" answer of trainers, I'll guess that you're from the UK. Welcome!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Nice to meet you :D
    bbq’d food-chicken or a great burger
    treat-ice cream
    color-green
    pair of shoes-crosstrainers
    game-Scrabble
    book-Can't pick just one ;D
    celebrity-Gerard Butler/Cate Blanchard
    song-Five Finger Death Punch performing Bad Company also love Adele and Avenged Sevenfold and
    Breaking Benjamin - Who Wants To Live Forever and I like Jazz n' Classical! ;D

    ReplyDelete