Hello bookworms! I’m back with another blog post! Now I know, I know, I have been quite inactive lately, and that is due to the fact that my school work lately has been making me really busy. This is the last term of the first Semester so I’ve been flooded with assignments to get done before exam time! But I’m hoping to get a stead flow of posts back in. I think I will only be able to do 1 or 2 posts a week for this month and next month but I’ll do my best to come up with more!
Did you have a book that meant a lot to you as a child?
The only book I can think of that really meant a lot to me as a child is The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien – mainly because I can hardly remember my life as a child [my memory is very strange]. But the Hobbit holds a special place in my heart and will forever.
Is there any author or book that you collect and will always welcome multiple editions of the same title?
Oooh this is a hard one! Just let me have a think… one second… JOHN GREEN! Yes, YES. I will always accept and welcome multiple additions of the same titles by John Green. I love his writing, I love him as a person and as an author, he’s just an incredibly awesome and talented dude.
Say that you find yourself judging a book by its cover (not that we ever do that!); what sort of covers do you go for? Are there any that are an absolute turn off?
Okay… I am a total cover-buying type of person. I judge EVERY book that I see and most of my book buying is a result of judging the cover. I just can’t help beautiful covers. I think I would even go to the point of buying an e-book of a not very appealing cover. I have an eye for excellent graphic designs, and I particularly am not very hard to please. I love artistic, simple, creative covers, but I guess it’s really hard to say. But covers is an element that can potentially be a big turn-off for me. [SO SORRY BUT COME ON, COVERS ARE A BIG DEAL]
If you could pick any imaginary animal to bring home to Mom with an earnest, “Can we keep him??”, what animal would it be?
An imaginary animal? Hm… Interesting. I can’t really think of one, but an animal that I would totally bring home and beg my mother to keep would be a hairless cat! [They are also called Sphynx] and they are honestly the most adorable little creatures in the world, I just can’t handle their cuteness!
Is there any book to movie adaptation that you simply refuse to watch? No way, no how, you’re not even giving them the opportunity to mess it up?
No, I don’t think there is any adaptation I wouldn’t watch. I’m really open to see the adaptations purely because I’m curious. I like to see how producers interpret a novel and move all the elements of a story into a movie. And if it turns out not so great, well then that’s that. It’s hard to have great success with adaptations, especially of books that have a very high fan-base [because let’s face it, us fan-girls and boys want it to be perfect]
What is the most unusual book you’ve ever read? (Plot, writing style, chapter layout, etc?)
Definitely All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld. That was a strange book. The writing was incredibly mysterious, dark and haunting throughout the entirety of the novel. It’s also told in a way that made me feel very strange. I figured it was told in two different time period – the past and the present – of the main character. It was strange, but at the end, it left me breathless from the thrill of the story. The writing was fantastic though and made me say “wow”.
Is there any book or series that you’ve read that is so totally outside of your normal genre, but you loved it and would recommend it to others as a “take a risk!” type of book?
I think I would say the most ‘out there’ book I’ve read so far is a book called Lost and Found by Brooke Davis. It’s a contemporary fiction novel, and it’s not unusual to many, but I guess it’s a literary fiction also which is something outside of my usual which is basically, fantasy [oh my, I would marry fantasy if it were a person].
Do you have any bookish collections, or anything you covet and hope to someday collect? Candles, artwork, bookcases?
Uh… no I don’t think so. I have a lot of different bookmarks though, so I guess you could call that a bookish collection. However, my books themselves are a collection and I will keep on collecting because I want to have my own personal library to be honest! [It’s gonna happen, trust me!]
What book has been on your TBR pile the longest, but you just can’t convince yourself to pick it up?
Let’s take a little trip down to my TBR list on Goodreads shall we… The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I have wanted to read this for a very, VERY long time. I even have the physical book now and still haven’t picked it up! I don’t know… I just can’t get myself to pick it up. I promise to force myself to pick it up soon, becuase I know it is a great book that I will enjoy.
You get a $500 gift card for all things bookish – do you run to your nearest bookstore and spend like a fiend? Or do you create pro/con lists (a la Rory Gilmore) to make sure you get just the right & perfect & wonderful bookish things? Or are you eyeing a particularly expensive bookcase somewhere?
RUN STRAIGHT TO THE BOOKSTORE AND BUY ALL THE BOOKS I’VE BEEN WANTING IN MY LIFE FOR THE PAST YEAR OR SO. I wouldn’t even think – besides thinking of which of the books on my TBR list are the most important to buy!
So that is all for this post! Thanks Joey, for the nomination, it was incredibly fun to do. To all my nominees, I hope that you do this post and answer THESE QUESTIONS THAT I ANSWERED ABOVE. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. And I will see you very soon with my next post!