20 Bookish Questions!

Originally I saw this on Twitter – for every Like I’ll answer one of these questions.

Yeah, I’m not doing that. Instead I thought it would just be fun to answer these questions here on my blog as a way to spill and briefly talk about my likes and dislikes when it comes to reading!

I have a feeling that some of these innocent questions are going to be rather hard to answer, but I guess I’ll find out.

1. Favorite genre to read?

This is probably a tie between FANTASY and SCIENCE FICTION. There are definitely more fantasy novels on my shelves, but I love a good SF (especially if it takes place on some sort of ship)

2. Current book you’re reading?

Well, right now I’m between books, but my next read is Allied by Amy Tintera – it’s time to finish up the Ruined Trilogy.

3. First book you remember loving?

The first book that comes to mind would have to be The Ancient One by T.A. Barron. I just remember checking the book out countless of times from the library as a kid.

4. A book/series you wish would be adapted to film?

This is hard. There are so many. Okay, even though a movie exists for the first book in this series, I’m going to say the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. I think Eragon was adapted to film too early and would probably do so much better now. (Even better than a movie series, would be a tv series – just get the people who did the LOTR/Hobbit movies or GOT show to do it.

5. Favorite protagonist?

Agh. This is hard. Umm, every book I’ve ever read just flew from my brain. Let me think. I’m still at a loss – thank god this isn’t an “of all time question”. I’m going to say Vhalla Yarl from Elise Kova’s Air Awakens Series – if you haven’t read it yet, you definitely should. Vhalla goes through a lot and her character arc is fantastic.

6. Favorite antagonist?

I actually loathe to say this because I HATED his character so much (but I also loved how much I hated him) but Ryzek Noavek. He made me so furious for all of Carve the Mark (review here, with The Fates Divide to come). He had me seething pretty much any time he was on the page.

7. Do you write any stories?

I do! I’m currently working on a SF (it takes place on a ship). But I’m also working on a secret fantasy project that I’m really enjoying. But I also participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) every November, so I have 7 other stories that are all 50k into.

8. A movie you think was better than the book?

If I Stay. I didn’t particularly like the book, and felt it fell really flat. I did enjoy the movie.

9. Best book you’ve read this year?

Agh, again, hard. There have been so many of them. I’m going to say it’s a toss-up between Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Masicalco (review here) and Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider (review here).

10. One of your favorite authors?

These questions are getting harder, so I’m going to genre split this one.

Contemporary – Brigid Kemmerer

Fantasy – Christopher Paolini

Sci-Fi – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

11. Least favorite genre to read?

Probably Contemporary. Now, there are some authors who write contemp. as well as other genres and I’m guaranteed to read whatever they write – but overall as a whole I don’t gravitate towards it. I more often than not find that I cannot relate to what’s happening in the novels (not that I can relate to SF and Fantasy) but I also like my books to be an escape and often I find a contemp world not enough of one to hold my interest. If I do pick up a contemp novel, it’s probably a light fun read.

12. A book you’d recommend to a friend?

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I’ve been trying to get my friends to read this for months. (review here)

13. Favorite film adaptation of a book?

Hmmm, probably The Hunger Games movies – as far as adaptations go, I think that they did the books justice, whereas some other adaptations fell really, really, really, short.

14. Book you’ve read the most times?

Besides Harry Potter? Probably The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I reread that book so many times – multiple times a year. I really like the story – still really do, and I have a feeling I’ll be forever waiting for the rest of the series. Sigh. Eragon is also a book I’ve read countless times.

15. A book you didn’t expect to like?

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. (review here) This one surprised me. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t expect to like it at all. But it was the writing and the way the story was told that ultimately made me enjoy the book.

16. Favorite classic book?

I don’t really have one. I wouldn’t consider The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien a classic, but it’s a book I really enjoy. OH WAIT. I do have one, though I do prefer the previously mentioned book more, but Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

17. Book that’s impacted you the most?

Harry Potter and The Inheritance Cycle – J.K. Rowling taught me to love reading, and Christopher Paolini taught me to love writing.

18. If you could meet one author – (living or dead) who would it be?

This one is actually pretty easy. Christopher Paolini – I’ve actually met him before, but everything I wanted to say flew from my mind, leaving me start struck when I met him. So, I would have to tell him, that his books and the world he created is what inspired me to create my own worlds instead of solely reading others. He is the biggest reason as to why I write my own stories now, with the hope of being published. One of my most prized possessions is a paperback copy of Eragon that is falling apart, and is signed by him.

19. An author you think more people should know about?

Miranda Honfleur – Blade & Rose. (review here) Facebook recommended me the first book, and I read it and fell in love with it. High Fantasy with great characters and a great story.

20. Favorite book/series of all time?

Agh. Hardest question for any book lover. I’m not going to say HP because that’s obvious. Ummm, I’m going to say The Redwall Series by Brian Jaques for sentiment sake. I grew up reading this series. I’m not sure if it’s an all-time fave – because let’s face it, how many of us can actually choose? But I have collected nearly the whole series and they have their own shelf, so I’m going to stick with it.

DONE! That was surprisingly easier and more difficult than I thought it would be. Trying to choose the best answer was the hardest part. I found that either my brain emptied of all knowledge, or I had too many options floating around to choose from. But here are MY answers to 20 Bookish Questions!

Feel free to share your answers!

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