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14, 16, 26, 27, 37 I'd like to hear the answers to these questions please ^-^

14: Favorite item of book merch

Ebba: I mostly own tv show merch (due to my unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who), but I love my two A song of ice and fire/Game of thrones Pop vinyl figures. They are adorable! I have one Daenerys and one Cersei

Becca: I’m gonna have to go with one of my many nerdy t-shirts. I have one that’s black in the perfect size with the amazing quote from Mr Dumbledore himself: ”Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” And the quote is written amazing and there’s a light bulb and everything, I really love it.

16: Rant about anything book related

Ebba: Okay, let’s talk about my favourite thing to rant about (well apart from society), the horrible adaptation that is the Game of thrones tv show. Okay, it’s well made, yes it has amazing actors, yes the first couple of seasons were pretty good but why WHY would you delete all the poc, female, queer and diverse interesting characters for the sake of rape and violence?!?!?!SERIOUSLY WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE A DIVERSE FANTASY STORY INTO YOUR AVERAGE MISOGYNISTIC PIECE OF SHIT?!?! yeah, so that’s my rant, read the books

Becca: I am sooooo excited to read Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs, the third and last book of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, and I still don’t own the physical copy it is so annoying!!!!! I wanted it for my birthday and now for christmas and I never get around to ordering it myself. I need to do this before I go crazy and wait too long, I always do that and it is bad. Get yourself together Becca!!

26: Do you read from recommendations or whatever book catches your eye?

Ebba: I watch a lot of booktube videos and get a lot of recs from there, and also Tumblr of course. And I read the pages about literature in my morning paper so I know what’s up haha. But sometimes, I like to just randomly pick a pick up that I have never heard about before and try it out.

Becca: That really depends, mostly I read what I have at home and I’ve bought those mostly based on recommendations or hype. Nowadays I have to be kind of picky with what I read so the catching of the eye isn’t as easy as it used to be, because of Quotemybooks. Sometimes we need an easy-read or a short one because we need quotes fast, but it depends. Almost always I have to avoid whatever Ebba has read since we need new quotes and not old ones haha. (such problems)

27: How/where do you purchase your books?

Ebba: From all sorts of places! Sometimes it’s from any of my local bookstores, sometimes online, sometimes when I’m on trips, sometimes second hand. It really depends! To be honest, I borrow quite a lot of books as well from the library so I don’t always buy everything I read.

Becca: In my local book store most of the times or online! Lately I haven’t bought that many though, most of them have been gifts, which is very nice.

37: A book you are scared is not going to be all you hoped it would be

Ebba: I’m nervous about reading Calamity by Brandon Sanderson when it comes out next year. I think it will be amazing, but I have so many different things that I want to happen so I’m a bit afraid that it will leave me disappointed.

Becca: Pretty much any ending of a series I’m about to finish, for example Winter by Marissa Meyer or Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. When I read a series I tend to build up the tension for the last book and that can be disappointing at times. (I still think these are gonna rock though)

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