I was tagged by Ashley over at Inklings Press (once again I kinda stole it instead of actually being nominated…).
You must be honest.
You must answer all the questions.
You must tag at least 4 people.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Technically, I have had Fox in Socks for longer, but I’m not counting it on account of not being a novel. Johnny Tremain was a birthday present to me when I was nine or ten, and has been one of my favorites ever since. There’s even a crease in the cover from where I accidentally sat on it. Let’s just say that there were a lot of emotion when that happened…
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Current Read: Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. It’s a reread, and I am realising just how much I miss The Tales of Goldstone Wood series. Eleven year old Leo is the best:)
Last Read: I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter. My friend basically forced me to read it, and I liked it as much as I was expecting too. It wasn’t an instant favorite, but I didn’t regret any of my time.
Next Read: Les Mis. Maybe. But seeing as how I don’t plan any further than 10 hours in my future without having a nervous breakdown, this is not a definite. And seeing as how it has taken me nine months to get to 31%, we might be here for a while before I finish it.
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
My cousins loved it and I read it out of curiosity. It was my first Sci-fi novel, and I hated it. Ender is a terrible person, and so is basically everyone else in the book. If I were to reread it, I might like it more and would no longer hate it because of the Sci-fi element, but I don’t think anything can force me to like any of the characters.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’dell.
I tried, folks. I tried. I’ve attempted at least five times, even got halfway once, but I don’t think it will ever happen.
5. What book are you saving for retirement?
Retirement? Seeing as how I don’t believe in this thing called planning, this is an irrelevant question. However, as soon as I’m eighteen, I will probably start reading the books in the Adult section at the library. I’m currently cautious around that section because I’m scared some adult is going to card me or something. Be proud of me, Adult family members who are concerned for my well-being: You will find me in the library, not in the tobacco store, exercising my right as an adult this November.
6. Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
I used to have a bad habit of reading the last page, but I have recently broken it. I will only know what happens later in the book now if I accidentally flip to the wrong page or I accidentally stumble across someone’s review that isn’t labeled for spoilers but should be.
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I like them! I very rarely ever read everything in the acknowledgement seeing as how they are full of names I don’t know and tons of inside jokes, but I definitely appreciate the author putting them in there. I want to be in an acknowledgement someday. I want to write an acknowledgement someday. #writergoals
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
This is a very hard question. I like a lot of fictional characters, but wouldn’t necessarily want to become them… Maybe I’d switch with a Hufflepuff in Harry Potter (not Cedric Diggory though) or some character in Tales of Goldstone Wood.
I got it.
I”ll be Owen from The Secret Series. He’s my favorite character, and I would love to have his skills 🙂
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
I envy people that can basically hide memories inside of books, but I just can’t. I tend to remember what I was writing during a specific time of my life. I can reread one of my old manuscripts and give a patchy description of what was going on in my life at the time. I can’t do the same with books.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I’m too young to remember this, but once I tore a library book to shreds so after paying our fine, our family got to keep it, so now there’s a scotch-taped picture book version of The Little Red Hen on our bookshelf.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Last year I gave away my Lord of the Rings piano book (it counts as a book, right?) to my previous crush’s little brother. I’m pretty certain I just let him borrow it, but I can’t remember how I worded it (so he might just keep it forever). The reason I let him have it was because he loves playing piano and Lord of the Rings, and he’s a special person because he has a cool name.
12. Which book has been with you most places?
First place goes to my Bible. Second place goes to Johnny Tremain. I’m certain I brought that book everywhere. Though in more recent times, Les Mis wins, even though it’s on my kindle and where it goes, fifteen other books come as well, but I have definitely read it in the most places: at my driver’s test, at my grandparent’s house, at my aunts house, at co-op, at home…
13. Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
Well, seeing as how I’m still in highschool…I only really hated reading The Knight of the White Cross, and I’m fairly certain I will still hate it in two years time. It was terrible.
14. Used or brand new?
Brand New, though more often than not, I will get used books because they’re cheaper.
And physical books are way better than ebooks.
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Nope. Have you?
16. Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
The Maze Runner, even though I actually haven’t finished reading the book, but I’ve gotten far enough to form an opinion.
17. Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Every book in the Redwall series.
Who reads cookbooks?
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
My friends, I guess, though one recommended Divergent and I regret ever reading that…
19. Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
Doctor Who Psychology. It’s a bunch of Essays. It’s non-fiction. I loved it.
Thanks for making it this far guys!
I tag these people(sorry if you’ve done this before. I didn’t bother to check):
- Anyone who wants to do this! Even if you don’t have a blog, you can write your answers to the questions in the comments. I look forward to hearing your responses!