I was tagged by the lovely Rachel @ pace, amore, libri, she reads great books so go check her out!
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1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I think that’s gotta be Anne Franke’s Diary and Egyptens Underverk (The Wonders Of Egypt) both which I got when I was about 11 years old, I think?
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Current: The Romanovs (nonfiction) and The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke!
Last: The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Next: God no idea, hoping for my books that I ordered might arrive soon
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
I feel like the only person who really disliked Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. It’s one of those books that has not exactly improved my trust for best-selling YA fantasy novels. And don’t even get me started on the cringe series that is Red Queen (I actually quite liked the first, but the second was horrible and the third so much cringe that I DNF’d it.) Like I’m not even gonna touch Sarah J. Maas’ or Cassandra Clare’s books, sorry.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
Harry Potter- series. Yes, I am of the rare species that still hasn’t read the books. Because of the extreme hype I feel so intimidated that I probably won’t read them until I read them for my kids or grand-kids. Or cats, Idk.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
WHAT NO ARE YOU CRAZY, NEVER TRUST PEOPLE WHO READ THE LAST PAGE FIRST
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I like never read the acknowledgment, but I think they should still be there!
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
I’m happy you asked,
ANYONE in the Rick Riordan universe, or at least a minor character so I could still get to know all the main characters. Myfawny Thomas from The Rook, Irene from The Invisible Library, Shallan Davar from Stormlight Archives…
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
I have a lot of strong memorise of when listening to Rick Riordan’s audio books going to and from school. I can remember exactly when and where I sat on the buses and where they were when two times I had to fake-cough because I could hardly hold in my laughter (one was the ‘summoning’ scene in The Titan’s Curse and another was Sif’s little house modification that went “AAAAAH” from The Hammer of Thor.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I’ve never acquired a book in an interesting or personal way….
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Dude, a dragon couldn’t get a hold of my book collection. You’d think I give anything away freely?
12. Which book has been with you most places?
This actually has to go to The Name of The Wind, as I brought it with me this summer. It has been borrowed by co-workers and visited different jobs (I even forgot it in one shop once…)
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
14. Used or brand new?
I’m gonna be a bit posh here and go for brand new.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
Coraline ~ though I really liked the book, the movie got far more many feelings extracted from me.
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Any late night reads, knowing I can’t sneak down to the kitchen without waking my parents who sleep right next to it, our puppy, and probably someone in New Zealand.
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
I actually have some trust issues when it comes to book recommendations, even though there are people I look to for advice. But I won’t blindly throw myself into a book just because a certain person recommended me it (but if we share a lot of fave books, then I’ll definitely consider your book advice).
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
A Monster Calls, as I rarely read contemporary and magical realism, but I ended up loving it (and crying)
Welp, these were my answers (hope you liked them :))
I tag @readingsanctuary, Ally @ ally writes things, Anna @ mybookishdreams and RemiVFoliage