Hello, Everyone! As a new blogger, I thought it would be fun for you to get to know me better! I found this fun tag on a lovely blog named My Little Book Blog.
I hope you find this post fun and entertaining! So without further ado, let's get onto the tag!
1. What was the last book you read?
The Lost Island by Douglas Preston
2. Was it a good one?
It was a very exciting adventure story, but in the end, it didn't 'wow' me. The main character reminded me of James Bond a lot.
3. What made it good?
The main character and the adventure-filled scenes made it entertaining.
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
5. How often do you read?
I try to read every night before bed. However, life does sometimes get in the way and I don't always get to read every night. But I do try to read sometime every day!
6. Do you like to read?
7. What was the last bad book you read?
Hmm.. I never really consider a book bad. Just not written well or lacked potential. I would say My Best Friend's Exorcism by Hendrix Grady.
8. What made you dislike it?
The story itself never really grabbed me, partially because I think the characters were not that well developed. Thus, making me feel not that attached to the story. The 80s references were also a little too obvious at times but it was fun to read. Also, from the reviews prior to reading, it seemed like it was going to be 'scary' and I never really got a sense of being scared - just grossed out at times.
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
I would love to be an author someday but I am not sure I would be able to translate my ideas into a well-written book.
10. Has any book every influenced you greatly?
Oh definitely! There are too many to list, but yes, there are books that have influenced me greatly!
11. Do you read fan fiction?
12. Do you write fan fiction?
13. What’s your favorite book?
Oh my goodness, I have so many favorites! But if I had to choose just one-- well I am sure all of you can guess- that would be Outlander.
14. What’s your least favorite book?
Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I never could really get into it!
15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?
Surprise- I have never owned a Kindle or reading tablet! Crazy I know. So I only know physical books at the moment. Though I would love to have a Kindle someday.
16. When did you learn to read?
I honestly don't really know. I am sure I was 4 or so when I started to read full sentences.
17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
1984 by George Orwell
18. What is your favorite book series?
The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
19. Who is your favorite author?
Tie between Diana Gabaldon and James Rollins
20. What is your favorite genre?
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
In Outlander it has to be James Fraiser... I mean... why not??! The perfect husband material right there... (sorry husband ^_^).
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Oh of course! They do all the time!
23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
The Book of Ivy. This was a duology series but I think they could have added another book or prequel. I always find post-apocalyptic books interesting, and it always intrigues me how the circumstances happen. Sometimes it's good to not have that mystery of how the world came to an end told but sometimes you just want to know! Am I right?!
24. Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?
I can't really think of one! I don't read too many series.
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
Depends on the length of the book and what my schedule is like during any given week. If I am not too busy and the book is around 400 pages it takes me about a week. If it's more like 1000 pages- that will take me at least 2 weeks.
26. Do you like when books become movies?
It depends. Some books became really great movies and some were just...eh. I think it really depends on the director and if they can bring the novel to life in the right and effective way.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
Romeo and Juliet. The book is lovely and very romantic but I have yet to see an adaptation that is worth how lovely the story is.
28. Which movie has done a book justice?
A Walk to Remember. Need I say more?
29. Do you read newspapers?
Not too much anymore.
30: Do you read magazines?
Yes. I read them from time to time.
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
32. Do you read while in bed?
That's how I read most of the time!
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
34. Do you read while in the car?
Not really. I like to relax and listen to the music.
35. Do you read while in the bath?
Not much of a bath person.
36. Are you a fast reader?
I can be but I like to take my time. I tend to forget things if I read too fast.
37. Are you a slow reader?
Depends on what you mean by slow. I don't think I read really slow but I don't rush through a book either.
38. Where is your favorite place to read?
At the park on a bench, preferably near water.
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
Sometimes. If my husbands want to play video games while I want to read it can be a little distracting, even if it's in another room.
40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
Not really. Sometimes though, I do need it to be silent.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
I have always loved reading but I think I got it from my mom who reads just as much as I do!
42. What book is next on your list to read?
Sticks and Stones by Michael Hiebert
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
I think I was around 6 or 7.
44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?
45. Which author would you most want to interview?
46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?
Barbara Kingsolver. She has written some really controversial books. Also, her life story and childhood would make some interesting and inspiring conversations.
47. What book have you reread the most?
Love Comes Softly Series by Janette Oak.
48. Which books do you consider “classics”?
I consider a book classic if it was written in the 1980s and prior.
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
The two books I loved in HS and still do today is 1984 and To Kill a Mockingbird. I think those are two good books for young adults to read because it teaches a lot of important lessons we need to learn as we are young. I do think Shakespeare is important to read as well. It can be a little confusing to read and understand, but it challenges a mind to understand and read a once written and spoken language.
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don't think books should be banned. Obviously if the book has a story line that is inappropriate for young readers, those should not be included.
So there you have it! I hope you learned a little more about me! It was a lot of fun answering them. :)
Thanks for stopping by and see you next week!