bibliochor tagged me in a thing! thanks lovely <3
What’s the first book you can remember reading as a child?
haha the very first thing I remember reading on my own was this little Winnie-the-Pooh alphabet book. in terms of chapter books, I remember starting the Little House series pretty early. I don’t remember a lot of what I read as a real little kid, though.
Do you have any playlists you listen to while reading?
No, if there’s music on while I’m reading, I get distracted.
Where’s your favorite place to read?
I like to curl up on the couch with my kitty and a fuzzy blanket. If I read in bed, I fall asleep!
Have you ever recommended a book that ruined someone else’s life?
"Not unless you mean ruined them emotionally for several days." was Victoria’s answer but it’s completely accurate so I’m stealing it. because yeah, I’ve definitely recommended books that were life-ruiners like that haha
Which book had the greatest impact on your life?
This is such a hard question to answer because there have been so many books that have impacted me in so many different ways. I’m going to have to go with the Harry Potter series, I think, because they defined my childhood in so many ways and inspired me to imagine in new ways.
Which author would you be thrilled to go out for coffee with?
J.K. Rowling. Or Shakespeare. Or, you know, a TON of others (Sarah Maas and Veronica Roth spring to mind as well.) First answer is JKR though.
What questions would you ask your favorite author given the chance?
Which favorite author? It depends so heavily on what the book is and the author and the context and everything. I’d ask JKR what it’s like to be such a cultural icon. I’d ask John Green how he manages his social anxiety while being so heavily in the public eye (in an advice-seeking type way). I’d sit down with Sarah Maas and just talk worldbuilding.
Which character can you relate to most?
As a child, I always felt deeply connected to Hermione Granger. Cliche, I know, but true. I felt a certain kinship with Lena Duchannes from Beautiful Creatures, too.
Do you have a goodreads account?
Oh heck yes.
Do you read fanfiction?
Not really. Very very occasionally I’ve found a good Marauders-Era fic that I can get into, but on the whole I’m just not really into fanfic. I know, I know. Just kick me off the internet now, right?
Do you watch any booktubers?
Does vlogbrothers count? But even then, no not really, I just don’t do a lot of youtube or video stuff period. I do watch books-and-cookies's videos whenever she makes them though!
What’s the prettiest book cover you’ve seen?
i can’t answer this question I’m sorry there are just too many
Have you ever met any authors in person?
Several! I’ve had the good fortune to attend NCTE/ALAN annually since 10th grade with only 2 exceptions, so I’ve gotten to meet a lot of really fabulous authors.
If you had to switch lives with one book character, who would it be?
Either Hermione Granger or Lena Duchannes. Ooh or no Anna Oliphant. Romance, less death.
If you were to live in any universe from books you’ve read, which would it be?
This is getting seriously redundant but Hogwarts 100%
What is the absolute worst book you’ve ever read?
I really really despised Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway.
Preferred reading format— ebooks, physical books, or both?
I prefer physical books, but I’ll read either.
When is the best time to read a book (in your opinion)?
It is always the best time to read a book. Always. Except while driving, because that’s dangerous, kids. Or while on a car or train because I get motion sick :( but any other time.
Which books are at the top of your tbr list for 2015?
I’m going to finish the Mara Dyer series at last, I’m super pumped for Shadow Scale, and I think Queen of Shadows comes out this year and if yes GIMME
Which movie adaptations of a book were actually amazing and which made you cringe?
Pride and Prejudice (2005) was a fantastic adaptation, and the Lord of the Rings ones were really good, and I loved the Perks of Being a Wallflower movie. The worst were Percy Jackson and Eragon.
What are your top 3 books of 2014?
Oh man I can’t choose. There are too many that were good!