I saw this on Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and I liked the look of her questions so I decided to give it a go.
Original Creator: Jehosheba @ Rambling Reviews
- Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you.
- Include the tag graphic in your post.
- Answer the ten questions the blogger asked.
- Nominate between five and ten bloggers.
- Ask your nominees ten book-related questions!
- Don’t feel bound to these rules.
- (Most importantly) Have fun!
Has a book ever changed your life? If yes, which book is it?
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes made me look at my own mortality without fear. It even made me look up natural burial sites to see if that’s a viable option for me (good news, it is). I now follow ‘Ask A Mortician’ on Youtube and it’s teaching me a lot about death.
What book or series do you hope and pray will be turned into a movie or TV show one day?
The Mistborn trilogy. All the interlocking narratives would make it an awesome TV show and can you imagine how much of an awesome set-piece the Allomancy battles would make?
What attracts you to a book? The cover? Blurb? Recommendation from others?
Usually recommendations from other blogs and Goodreads but I am known to get a book for its cover. Very often. Too often…
Are there any books that are really popular but you dislike?
I’ve only read the first of the Caraval books but that is all I intend to read. I found the characters unlikeable for the wrong reasons, the story to be contrived and the cliches far too numerous.
Are there any books that are considered terrible but are your secret pleasure?
That’s a toughie. All the books I like are books other people rate highly. The only one I can think of is The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. I don’t think it’s hated but I have seen a couple of negative reviews so that’ll have to do.
What’s your favorite book cover?
Not only is the cover of The Familiars beautiful but it’s full of little hints and story elements that you only notice after you read it. I love books like that!
Thoughts on second hand books?
They’re awesome! Recycling books is a lot harder than you’d think so buying books second hand is often the best way to ensure you read sustainably. It’s cheaper too and, if you’re getting them from a charity shop, you’re supporting a good cause.
How many books do you read a month? (On an average)
I’ve been doing pretty well this year. I’ve managed to read an average of 14 books per month so far. I hope I can keep it up.
What deceased author would you have liked to meet?
Terry Pratchett, without question. His death came way too soon. I really regret the fact that I only got into Discworld after his death and I would have loved the chance to meet him.
What book will you read next?
At the time of writing, I’ll probably read The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book, which is my next Pretty Mess Reading book and which I know I’ll love as much as the show and the book.
- What was your last 5 star book?
- What was your last 1 star book?
- What is your favourite time of the day to read?
- What is the most expensive book you own (and have no regrets spending that much on)?
- Which book do you wish you could read for the first time all over again?
- Which fictional mode of transport do you wish was real (e.g. broomsticks)?
- Which book or series do you wish will be turned into a video game some day (that hasn’t already)?
- What has been your biggest reading disappointment of 2021?
- Which fictional food do you wish was real?
- Which book title perfectly describes your life right now?
- Louise @ Foxes and Fairytales
- A Court of Coffee and Books
- Shelves of Starlight
- Elaine Howlin
- Louise @ Lou’s Book Stuff
And anyone else who feels like answering my questions.
I hope to see you again very soon.