Hi guys! I haven’t done a book tag in a while, so today I decided to do one that’s a bit long. I’m going to try to answer the questions as quickly as possibly–here we go!
1. What was the last book you read?
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
2. Was it a good one?
Yup! I gave it four stars.
3. What made it good?
The characters, mostly. The plot wasn’t that surprising or amazing, but since I love the characters, I enjoyed it.
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
I guess yea–though it’s so popular, most people have already read it. (There ARE other amazing books though!)
5. How often do you read?
I used to read super often, but during school times, I can barely read every few days and that’s if I am lucky–usually I end up only reading over the weekends. Now, since it’s summer, I can finally read everyday!
6. Do you like to read?
Hmm…I wonder why I run a book blog….
7. What was the last bad book you read?
Most of the books I’ve been reading recently have been good (also I only read 6 books so far this year anyway) but I think the one I disliked was Wink Poppy Midnight which I actually read like a year ago haha.
8. What made you dislike it?
It felt really disconnected, random, and I couldn’t understand any of the characters. It could have been cool but it ended up being just a weird book that felt like it wasn’t planned out at all.
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
Yes yes yes! I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember…but I can never just sit down and write. All my ideas are short-story like and I can’t think of a full-blown novel plot, which is what I wish to do.
10. Has any book influenced you greatly?
Of course. The one that’s a classic answer for me is Percy Jackson as it got me into reading, but another one is Divergent because it got me into YA and blogging.
11. Do you read fan fiction?
No. I get why other people might, but it would ruin my image of characters that the actual author created and I just generally don’t approve of it.
12. Do you write fan fiction?
13. What’s your favorite book?
You really expect me to be able to choose one? (Though I have a list of favorites on this blog, it’s really outdated so I don’t wanna link that.)
14. What’s your least favorite book?
Some of my least favorite books are Switched by Amanda Hocking, Half Bad by Sally Green, and The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury.
15. Do you prefer physical books or e-books?
Physical books, definitely. Though I do like reading from e-books when I’m traveling.
16. When did you learn to read?
When I was in kindergarten I think? I’m not sure. (So around 5)
17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
The Giver by Lois Lowry (which I read in 5th grade) and also Walk Two Moons by Samantha Shannon. I loved both of them, surprisingly.
18. What is your favorite book series?
Again…I really can’t choose. But any Cassandra Clare book or the Percy Jackson series.
19. Who is your favorite author?
20. What is your favorite genre?
Fantasy. I have always loved fantasy, and any sub-genre of it. ❤
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
Just from a random series? From Throne of Glass, it’s definitely Dorian. I’ve loved him from the start.
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Yes–and it’s my favorite thing when I forget that I’m reading and I am completely engrossed in a story.
23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Usually I think stand-alones should stay stand-alones because often times the sequels end up disappointing and stretched out. However, I’d love to read another book in the world of The Night Circus since I love it so so much.
24. Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel?
I know this is going to be a…different answer, but the Divergent series. I loved Divergent, but the other two just ended up being disappointing. I feel like if it was one book, it would’ve remained one of my favorites.
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
During school time? A month at least. Outside of school, a week or maybe a few days.
26. Do you like when books become movies?
No no no no no no. I actually despise it.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
Percy Jackson movies, anyone?
28. Which movie has done a book justice?
I really liked Paper Towns–actually more than the book–and I want to reread the book so I can get a better feel of it again.
29. Do you read newspapers?
No, not really.
30. Do you read magazines?
Again, not really.
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Magazines if I had to choose I guess.
32. Do you read while in bed?
Yup! One of the most comfortable spots to read.
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
Omg I’ve never even tried it haha.
34. Do you read while in the car?
Yes! It’s actually where I get most of my reading done. (Well on the bus, anyway, but same thing.)
35. Do you read while in the bath?
Again, never tried it.
36. Are you a fast reader?
I think so–it’s more of just that I don’t have time to sit down and read a lot of times, which is why it takes me so long to finish some books.
37. Are you a slow reader?
Nah, not really. ^
38. Where is your favorite place to read?
Anywhere comfortable, not anywhere in particular.
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
A lot of times, yes, especially if I am tired and if there are too many distractions or if the book is particularly boring.
40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
I’d prefer it, yea. But I can read even if there is sound, as long as it isn’t obnoxious.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
My mom really got me into reading as a kid, so I guess her.
42. What book is next on your list to read?
After I finish Lord of Shadows, I’d love to read This Savage Song but honestly I’m not sure.
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
I think by first grade I was reading small chapter books meant for little kids, but in third grade I started reading full length novels. (Like Percy Jackson.)
44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?
Honestly, can’t choose right now.
45. Which author would you most want to interview?
Cassandra Clare or Rick Riordan.
46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?
I don’t really know haha.
47. What book have you reread the most?
I don’t reread books much anymore, but when I was little I read The Lightning Thief at least five times.
48. Which books do you consider “classics”?
Any book that can be brought up at any time all across the world that will still be recognized–something that doesn’t grow old or become forgotten.
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
Animal Farm–I thought it was really interesting when I read it for school, though there are other books but I can’t think of them right now.
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don’t think any books in particular should be banned, but since it is supposed to be a school environment, I don’t think anything too explicit or inappropriate should be allowed, especially for kids.
Alright guys, that’s it for this long tag! Hope you all enjoyed reading through it–if you’re interested please do it too! (I’m too lazy to tag people right now haha.)
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