Tag, You're It!

     I've been tagged, twice! I think we all know what this means... questions, questions, and more questions. So here we go...
     From JEFritz at Still Writing... here are her questions.

1. What’s your favorite book genre?
YA YA YA. It can be historical, paranormal, contemporary, fantasy... it doesn't matter. I love YA.

2. Are there any beloved books that you don’t really enjoy?

Hate to admit it but... Wuthering Heights. Ugh. Just ugh. The only good thing about that book is the "I can't live without my life" line.

3. What was your favorite class in school?

History. Ancient, modern, you name it, I love it.

4. Do you write under a pseudonym or use your real name?

My real name. Cuz it's awesome. Okay kidding. I've never liked Melanie that much and considered going with M.M. Stanford but finally decided to be proud of what I've been given.

5. Do you prefer reading first person or third person?

It doesn't really matter to me. But I prefer writing first person.

6. An old question, but e-books or paper?

You know those people who pull out their gadgets and wave them around like they want everyone to see? Like, ooh look at my new iPhone, I'm so special... I'm not knocking those people, because that is how I am with books. I know nobody cares, but I always have a book with me and I actually like to pull it out and read in public places. Even though it shows my nerdtastic-ness, there I am thinking, ooh, look what I'm reading, I'm so special...  

7. You’re stranded on an island that has plenty of food and water, but no electricity or way to contact the outside world. But you have one object of your choice with you. What is it?

My iPod. I can't live without music.

8. Which do you like more, Facebook or Twitter?

Facebook, only because I'm not on Twitter. I've considered it but haven't made the plunge.

9. Coffee or tea?

Can I go with Chocolate Milk?

10. Pick one word to describe yourself with.

Daydreamer (but then, that should be pretty obvious)

11. If you had one wish, what would it be? (PS: no fair wishing for more wishes)
I have to go with this one... to be published!!!
And from Jess over at Write. Skate. Dream. ...
1. What's your favorite song?
Ahhh, I can't pick! Don't make me! Okay... I'll go with Your Guardian Angel by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Check this song out, it is HAWESOME (that's hot and awesome, btw).

2. How old were you when you started writing?

Grade 2. If you want to know the story, check out my origins post from Monday (in which I overuse superhero analogies).
3. What's your favorite movie/book?
Book- easy peasy- all Harry Potter's. I could read those again and again and again. Oh wait, I have.
Movie- ??? I can't pick. I love period movies. I love chick flicks. I love movies about war. Pearl Harbor has always been a fave because it melds war and romance quite beautifully.

4. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be? Why?
A leopard. I've always wanted to be a wild cat. They're both beautiful and dangerous.
5. If you were the main character of a book, what genre would it be?
YA. Because I'd really like to be sixteen again. Seriously. As long as I get to be cooler this time around. Haha.
6. What is the coolest thing you've ever done?
I've done weird things in my life and I've done stupid things, but cool? I can't think of One. Single. Thing. Sigh.
7. If you could be a character from any book, who would you be? Why?
I'd be Jessica from my own MS Daze and Knights. She's awesome and she gets to time-travel. Since I can't be her, I write her.
If picking my own character is cheating, I'd go with Hermione. I'm still holding out hope that I'm not a Muggle.
8. What genre do you write in?
Daze and Knights and it's mostly finished sequel are YA, time-travel. I've also written Sway, which is adult contemporary. Really, it's chick lit, but that genre is taboo now so...
9. What's your favorite thing to do, other than write?
Dance. Read. Watch movies.
10. If you could meet one historical figure, who would it be?
Jane Austen. I want to settle that whole debate on whether her books have deeper themes or not. (I think not.)
11. Is there anything else we should know about you?
This is my favorite picture (c'mon, I needed some sort of image in this post):
I'm going to tag the one-and-only Emily at Write About Nothing. She's my sister-in-law and the best critique partner a girl could ask for. Because this post took so long, I'm going to be lazy and not make up my own questions, so she can answer any of the above she wants.