I want to thank BTBPD Reader for nominating me for the Liebster Award – it feels awesome to be nominated especially after such a horrible August! I’m so honoured to be nominated by a blog that I love to read!
I was tagged to answer 11 questions and at the end I will come up with another 11 questions to ask whomever I will nominate, so let’s do this!
1. What is your favourite book that you’ve read for school?
Considering I studied English Literature in university and most of my high school classes were in the English field I have read a LOT of great books over my looooong educational career. Is it okay if I separate between different levels of schooling? Well I’m going to do it regardless so…
In elementary school I think my favourite book has to be a three way tie between Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and The Giver by Lois Lowry. My favourite book from high school is hands down The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and my favourite book from university was The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
I think I cheated a bit with this one, but rules are just a guideline…
2. Which book would you recommend that I read?
Some of my favourite books to recommend are:
White Oleander by Janet Finch and She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb.
I’m not sure if you have read them, but even if you have you can totally reread them because they are beautiful.
3. If you could go on a date with any one literary character, who would it be and why?
How can you make me choose between one fictional boyfriend? That’s just mean :P. I think at this point in time, since I read it not too long ago, I would have to choose Levi from Fangirl because he is actually perfect – plus he works at Starbucks, so free coffee.
4. What is your favorite opening line?
“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of Number 4, Privet Drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” –Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.” – The Bell Jar
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticising any one, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” – The Great Gatsby
5. Where do you like best to read?
I’m not super picky about where I read, but I do get the most reading done in my bed, on a couch, or on a bus/train/subway etc.
6. What is your favourite book that you’ve read this year?
My favouite book that I have read this year so far would have to be American Gods by Neil Gaiman
7. What is your favourite genre to read and why?
I used to to think it was any genre in the YA bracket (dystopian, contemporary, fantasy, etc), but I think it is definitely more adult contemporary novels and historical fiction. I’m not entirely sure why, I just find that they are the books that am drawn to – it could be because a lot of the novels I read are recommendations from family who read those genres.
8. Favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
I think, at this moment in time, I would have to say either The Fault in Our Stars, Perks of Being a Wallflower or Catching Fire because they just kept so true to the book. Can I pick a book-to-TV adaptation because then it is 100% Game of Thrones.
9. If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you choose and why?
Either the magical world in Harry Potter or Narnia because you could escape for as long as you want and when you come back to reality no time has actually passed so it doesn’t allow you to lose out on real life. Also Aslan.
10. Which Harry Potter house would you want to be in, and which house do you think you’d be in (if they’re not the same)?
I’d want to be Gryffindor because I think everyone secretly wants to be part of the ‘cool’ house, but I’m a Hufflepuff through and through.
11. What is your favourite book with a red cover?
Probably Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone because it started it all and Catching Fire because it is my favourite in the series.
Thanks again for the nomination. My 11 questions are as follows:
- What is a book that you were surprised you enjoyed?
- What book would you love to see turned into a film?
- Which adaptation format do you prefer (movie, tv, theatre, etc)?
- What is your favourite book cover?
- If you could go back in time and relive the experience of a first reading again, what book would it be for?
- What is your guilty pleasure book, author, or genre?
- Is there a book that you pretend you’ve read even though you haven’t? If yes, which book?
- What is your favourite quote about books or reading?
- If you had to pick one, which dystopian world would you live in?
- E-book or physical book?
- Be honest…do you judge books by their cover?
Can’t wait to see your answers!