Book tags are my food. Book tags are my life. I can never have enough book tags.
Today, I’m doing the Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag, which I have shamelessly stolen from Arctic Books! Thanks a lot to both of them for giving me this amazing chance to talk about books!
So what is the latest book I have read? What is the book I like the least? What are my feelings on movie adaptations? Well, there’s only one way to find out—by reading the rest of this post!
1. What was the last book you read?
2. Was it a good one?
One of the best I’ve read this year!
3. What made it good?
The fact that you really feel like you are in the Isle of Joya, and the characters (first and foremost Isabella) feel really alive. I love books that transport me to the worlds they create!
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
Yes! Look forward to the review!
5. How often do you read?
A few hours every day.
6. Do you like to read?
More than anything!
7. What was the last bad book you read?
The Slow Regard of Silent Things, which I already covered on an earlier post.
8. What made you dislike it?
The fact that it lacks any plot or story—along with the fact that it squandered the potential of The Kingkiller Chronicle.
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
I am a writer! I have written a lot of novels and short stories throughout my life, and one of them, “Gazers”, will soon enough be published in the anthology of The Oxford Writing Circle. You may also remember Everlasting Light, which I published on Wattpad. Click on the image if you want to read it!
10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
I would say that my life is constantly influenced by books.
11. Do you read fan fiction?
12. Do you write fan fiction?
Not at all.
13. What’s your favorite book?
Tough question! I would probably have to go with Hopscotch, by Julio Cortázar. Ir’s such a complex and complicated story that keeps teasing, rather than showing, its story.
14. What’s your least favorite book?
The Slow Regard of Silent Things. If you follow my blog, you’ll probably get to hear a lot about it.
15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?
Physical books, no question. I have a little library of my own in my room.
16. When did you learn to read?
Around three, though I probably didn’t understand most of what I was reading!
17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
If we’re talking about school, it’s probably Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes. It’s surprising how timely a book written in the Renaissance can be!
18. What is your favorite book series?
Harry Potter, of course!
And to prove it, here I am in my Ravenclaw hoodie!
19. Who is your favorite author?
There are just too many to choose one! Probably J.K. Rowling, though
20. What is your favorite genre?
Fantasy and Young Adult fiction.
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
It’s a tie between Dolored Umbridge from Harry Potter and Kvothe from The Kingkiller Chronicle.
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Almost every single one does!
23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?
1984, by George Orwell. I want to get acquainted with the state of the world in 1985…
24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
The Kingkiller Chronicle, because of—you guessed it right—The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
Three to five days, depending on the book and how busy I am. Lately I haven’t gotten any spare time to read anything!
26. Do you like when books become movies?
Usually I do, though that depends on the particular movie. You think my hatred of The Slow Regard of Silent Things is bad? Wait until you hear my thoughts on The Hobbit trilogy.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
The Hobbit. I promise I will develop this topic at length.
28. Which movie has done a book justice?
Not so much a book as a graphic novel, but I think Scott Pilgrim vs The World was a really fun and witty adaptation—albeit with a few modifications—of the comics.
29. Do you read newspapers?
Every so often, mostly online.
30: Do you read magazines?
Yes, and I also write for them!
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Magazines and journals.
32. Do you read while in bed?
Most of my reading gets done in bed!
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
I’m ashamed to admit that I do.
34. Do you read while in the car?
I don’t even have a car…
35. Do you read while in the bath?
Yes, on my cell phone.
36. Are you a fast reader?
Quite the opposite! My OCD forces me to re-read whole sentences and passages, so I can take my time sometimes.
37. Are you a slow reader?
38. Where is your favorite place to read?
Ideally, some beautiful monument or landmark on a beautiful sunny day.
Here, for instance
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
Depends on whether my OCD is kicking in or not. It can get a bit challenging sometimes.
40.Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
Preferably, but I can make do with a bit of background noise.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
My family, because of the huge library we had when I was a child.
42. What book is next on your list to read?
Probably The Reaper Man, since I want to move on into the Discworld series.
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
Probably when I was seven or nine.
44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?
That I actually read while being a child? Probably R.L. Stine.
45. Which author would you most want to interview?
J.K. Rowling, if only to be able to bask in her light.
46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?
Samuel Coleridge. We are both better talkers than we are writers!
47.What book have you reread the most?
Harry Potter, without a doubt.
48. Which books do you consider “classics”?
The ones that have passed the test of time, i.e., they speak universally rather than indulging in mindless self-indulgence.
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
Books that can appeal to both people’s minds and hearts, like 1984 or To Kill a Mockingbird.
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
I am against censoring, but probably any work that spreads hatred (i.e. Mein Kampf).
That was an interesting test! What did you think of my responses? Please do let me know if you take it, too!