I haven’t done a tag in forever but I do love answering questions and I saw this Tag on Sam’s blog Fictionally Sam and thought “why not do it?” I won’t tag anybody but if you feel like doing this, then please consider yourselves tagged.
1.) What was the last book you read?
Fierce like a Firestorm by Lana Popovic, the second book in the Hibiscus Daughter duology.
2.) Was it a good one?
Yes! The writing was beautiful and very detailed, though it was a bit short and rushed for my taste.
3.) What made it good?
The writing! The two main characters, sisters who have to go through a lot and are both strong in their own ways. Also, beautiful descriptions of Montenegro.
4.) Would you recommend it to other people?
5.) How often do you read?
Usually every day. Or I try, at least. Sometimes I just can’t find the time.
6.) Do you like to read?
No, not at all.
7.) What was the last bad book you read?
Save Me by Mona Kasten.
8.) What made you dislike it?
There were too many clichées and tropes I don’t like and I didn’t really like any of the characters.
9.) Do you wish to be a writer?
I do consider myself a writer. I love writing but I hate sharing it with others (except for my best friend who is my writing buddy). I wrote my first story when I was six and it was about my favourite game and very brutal and everyone died.
10.) Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
Of course. Many books, actually, in many different ways. Though Harry Potter probably had the biggest influence on my life.
11.) Do you read fan-fiction?
Oh my god, I love fanfiction, especially Harry Potter. I don’t read as much as I used to but I still enjoy it!
12.) Do you write fan-fiction?
13.) What is your favourite book?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Probably not the best book I’ve ever read but it’s my favourite because of how much and what it means to me.
14.) What is your least favourite book?
I don’t know. Probably Homo faber, please don’t make poor children read this in school.
15.) Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like Kindle)?
Physical books! Though I don’t mind my Kindle.
16.) When did you learn to read?
When I started school. I knew some words before that but yeah, when I was six.
17.) What is your favourite book you had to read in school?
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
18.) What is your favourite book series?
I don’t want to say Harry Potter again, so I’m going with number 2, the Grisha trilogy.
19.) Who is your favourite author?
Leigh Bardugo! Laini Taylor! Alice Oseman! Rick Riordan! Can’t choose one, sorry.
20.) What is your favourite genre?
21.) Who is your favourite character in a book series?
should I… should I say it? The Darkling ofc, who else
22.) Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Yes! many books have!
23.) Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
24.) Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
The Selection by Kiera Cass. The trilogy could have been in one book and I would have been content.
25.) How long does it take you to read a book?
It depends. Can be a few hours or a few months.
26.) Do you like when books become movies?
Depends again. When they’re well made, yes! I don’t want everything to be exactly like in the book, that is impossible and it’s another medium completely. But if it has the same feel of the book, I enjoy this so much! Or when it’s just a lot of fun or make a dull book better.
27.) Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
28.) Which movie has done a book justice?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (2005)
29.) Do you read newspapers?
Yes! But the online feeds.
30.) Do you read magazines?
Not really. When I find one that has an article I’m interest in, I may pick it up. But usually not.
31.) Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
newspapers, I guess.
32.) Do you read while in bed?
33.) Do you read while on the toilet?
yeah, whatsapp messages. otherwise, nah.
34.) Do you read while in the car?
Yesssss!!! Though people start talking to me and I can’t concentrate well.
35.) Do you read while in the bath?
I love this!
36.) Are you a fast reader?
When the book is good, yes.
37.) Are you a slow reader?
When the book is bad or boring or has complicated writing, yes.
38.) Where is your favourite place to read?
The sofa, my armchair, outside.
39.) Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
If the book is good, no, not at all.
40.) Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
No, I usually listen to music when I’m reading.
41.) Who gave you your love for reading?
My parents. Especially my mum who started reading to me when I was a baby. My dad never read to me but he imagined stories and gave me ideas and probably that’s where my love for fiction comes from.
42.) What book is next on your list to read?
The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green.
43.) When did you start to read chapter books?
When I was six.
44.) Who is your favourite children’s book author?
Enid Blyton & Astrid Lindgren, heroines of my childhood.
45.) Which author would you most want to interview?
Ahhhh I don’t know. I’d love to interview Tolkien but… yeah
46.) Which author do you think you would be friends with?
Alice Oseman probably?
47.) What book have you reread the most?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
48.) Which books do you consider “classics?”
Those many people have read and that have or had an impact on a part of society.
49.) Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas & In the Silences by Rachel Gold
50.) Which books should be banned from all schools?
No books should be banned but I always had problems with books we had to read for school because they were often problematic, boring and didn’t really have any meaning for our lives. And I hated discussing every stupid scene in all details, that should be banned.
And that’s it! As I said, feel free to do this if you want to!
Until next time,