RULES: Answer the 11 questions asked and create 11 more questions.
1) have you ever quit a book, why?
Yes. The only reason is beacause it’s a bad book. There are some books where I just skip the middle.
2) how do you feel about little diversions from the story? (letters from/to characters, flashbacks etc)
Love them!! One of my profs was asking us about it in Things Fall Apart and I just started gushing. I think all my favorite books have them. (Bonus points to Beauty Queens for the footnotes and actual advertisements. Beyond brilliant)
3) be honest, in a book store, do you judge the book by it’s cover?
Yup, like 85% of my judgment. Which is sucky, because some amazing books are originally printed with terrible covers (*cough* The Name of the Wind *cough)
4) any book youve read that you hated but some of your friends/other people liked? (dont do like, twilight lol)
John Green. I don’t hate him, but I find his stuff just meh. Although, this one girl who I was kind of friends with me lent me Taking Chances after I told her I hated it and told me to reread it. I have never wanted to tear a book in half as much as this one.
5) favorite genre and best introductory book for it?
YA fantasy and Alanna: the First Adventure or Ella Enchanted is a good start. (I’m actually making a “intro to Feminist Fantasy” post soon
6) if you could meet any author and ask them any one question, who would it be and what question? (enjoy that broad af question lol)
I think … Robin McKinley and I want to ask her if she is okay (also I might ask her how she planned to end the Pegasus trilogy)
7) have you ever read any book in the past that looking back on it, you were probably too young to read?
Yes!!! I read Invisible by Pete Hautman and it’s about a kid who is dealing with mental health. I hated it. Looking back now, I have no idea if it was a good portrayal of mental illness or not but that book has stuck with me for years. But I was way too young to understand it. I was reading it near the end and my mom was reading over my shoulder (she was braiding my hair at the time) and was like, “Sweetie, you know Andy’s dead right?” She took the book away from me to skim through, gave it back to me, and we had a long talk after that.
8) best classic book?
To Kill a Mockingbird or Pride and Prejudice
9) if you had to marry a character who would it be?
This answer will probably never stop changing, but Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables.
10) have you ever really not liked a book recommended to you by someone who’s your friend?
Yes!! I trust librarians’ recs because that is how I found The Name of The Wind and Beauty Queens, which are two of my all time favorite books. So another librarian I knew told me I should read Outlander and it was her favorite book. I picked it up and couldn’t get past the first chapter. (I hate adultery and time travel) Terrible series
11) have you ever cried at a characters death?
Yes. And sometimes, even if I know it’s coming, I still cry. (rereading hunger games now, purposefully putting off Rue’s death) (also, freaking Jane the Virgin) (like, I’m still upset, okay? Not going to complain, just sob in the corner)
- What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself?
- What are you currently reading?
- What was the last book you read for school?
- What’s your favorite book from your childhood?
- Favorite fairy tale retelling?
- What’s the longest book you have ever read and how long was it?
- Worst romantic canon pairing?
- Have you ever used Sparknotes for school?
- How do you feel about Shakespeare?
- Last scene that made you cry in a book?
- Favorite picture book?