There’s a reason why I love following other book worms on the social network. They have a great ton of ideas that make my heart burst with excitement. I’d like to thank ReadersofSorts for this idea! (Follow her on her blog!)
So without further ado, here are my 50 Bookish Answers…
1. What was the last book you read?
The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
2. Was it a good one?
… It was better than the first book (The Bad Beginning). Still, it was enough to make me wallow in misery after I was done reading it.
3. What made it good?
Shouldn’t it be… what made it ba-… never mind.
What made it good was that I felt Count Olaf (the bad guy who keeps trying to come up with a way to steal the Baudelaire children’s fortune) got a fair taste of his own medicine, more than he got the last book, honestly.
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
Yeeeaaaaaaah… but with a small warning- it’s not a ‘happy’ book with a happy ending.
5. How often do you read?
I aim to read every. single. day. The most I’d go without reading would be at least a week.
6. Do you like to read?
*Looks at pile of books, Bookstagram account, book blog, and book theme on Twitter* Nah.
7. What was the last bad book you read?
While A Series of Unfortunate Events was depressing, the series is actually a good kind of bad. So the award for the last bad book goes to The Upside of Unrequited.
8. What made you dislike it?
I didn’t feel like I could relate to the characters. I hated the main character’s sister because she is manipulative, careless, and selfish. And the overall message that I got out of this book is that all it takes for you to gain confidence is for you to get into a relationship with a boy you like to prove to yourself that you are brave.
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
I think about it but I don’t take the thought too seriously…
10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
I have one too many books that have influenced me greatly, but I have no doubt that the one book that has influenced me WAY more than any other is the Bible.
11. Do you read fanfiction?
12. Do you write fanfiction?
13. What’s your favorite book?
CARAVAL! Oh my gosh, I was an emotional wreck for at least three days.
14. What’s your least favorite book?
It might have to be Pride & Prejudice. The Upside of Unrequited was at least easy to read. Pride & Prejudice has an extremely eloquent vocabulary that gets difficult to read and understand. It’s actually the reason why I haven’t finished reading it yet. Tehe.
15. Do you prefer physical books or already on a device (like a Kindle)?
16. When did you learn to read?
I think around the age of 4. All I can remember is that I was extremely eager to read from the start of a very young age.
17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
The Dave Pelzer book collection ( A Child Called It & The Lost Boy )
18. What is your favorite book series?
Harry Potter. O YEAH!
19. Who is your favorite author(s)?
Stephanie Garber and JK Rowling.
20. What is your favorite genre?
I love autobiographies/biographies, but I recently got into the YA Fantasy Fiction genre.
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
I don’t feel I’ve read enough book series to answer that question…
But I think Hermione Granger would be my pick… for now.
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
I wouldn’t call myself a book worm if they didn’t.
23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Catcher in the Rye. I wasn’t particularly happy with the way the book ended.
24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
It depends, honestly.
I read Caraval in a matter of two days. I finished reading The Lord of the Rings; The Fellowship of the Ring in a span of, I think, two months.
The writing style, the plot, the characters, the speed in which the story is unraveling…. all of this plays a part on how long it might take me to finish a book.
26. Do you like when books become movies?
Sometimes. For example.. I love the way The Lord of the Rings came out. When I read the first book, and then saw the way the movie was made, in many ways I preferred the movie over the book.
It all comes down to how the movie is made and what parts of the book are left out or included in the movie.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
I’d say Twilight, but I hated the books so I guess it doesn’t make a difference.
28. Which movie has done a book justice?
29. Do you read newspapers?
On special occasions.
30. Do you read magazines?
Every now and then.
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
32. Do you read while in bed?
That can’t possibly be a serious question…
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
…*looks out the window to see if anyone’s watching*
34. Do you read while in the car?
35. Do you read while in the bath?
I read whenever & wherever I can, but I also LOVE my books. Ain’t no way they’re getting close to a tub of water.
36. Are you a fast reader?
Yes, but I also slow myself down to digest what I’m reading.
37. Are you a slow reader?
When I need to be..
38. Where is your favorite place to read?
The Coffee shop, but I also enjoy reading in bed, in the comfort of my own place.
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
Sometimes, especially if the book hasn’t revealed anything that has fully captured my attention.
40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
All. The. Time.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
My father. He was the first person who read to me when I was a little girl. If he hadn’t read to me, I wouldn’t have discovered my love for books.
42. What book is next on your list?
FanGirl by Rainbow Rowell (actually my current read)
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
When I was maybe 7 years of age. (The Baby-Sitters Club)
44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?
Anne M. Martin
45. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?
That’s a REALLY tough question for me to answer… mostly because I am socially awkward and have difficulty making friends.
46. Which author would you most want to interview?
47. What book have you reread the most?
Night by Elie Wiesel
48. Which books do you consider “classics”?
Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
The Book Thief
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Go Set a Watchman
The Scarlet Letter
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
I’d say a balanced study of the history and books of the Bible
and The Hate U Give, which happens to be one of my fav. books of this year.
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don’t think any book should be banned, so long as there is a teacher around who helps, challenges, and encourages his or her students to ask questions and study their material well. Most importantly, for teachers to give room for their students to decide what it is they choose to believe in.
Thanks for reading!