Hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been tagged by the lovely Jessica at Mud and Stars for this award. Thank you so so much. She’s really friendly and has a great blog. Go check her out!
- Put the award logo on your blog.
- Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you & create 7 new ones
- Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blog.
- Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
- Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc.)
Jessica’s Questions – My Answers
1. What would be the one book you’d recommend to someone who says they don’t like reading?
I would definitely pick something short and lighthearted. My natural reaction is of course Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. However, I also think classics like Of Mice and Men and The Great Gatsby are also a good way into reading. I love David Walliams books as well. I laugh my head off all the way through. He’s so talented.
2. Are there any books which have been made into a film where you think the film is better than the book? (And also, because I’m curious, which film adaptation do you think completely butchered a book you love?)
Sadly, never. I’m really funny about this. I will always read the books first and I rarely see the films, unless I’m fairly confident they will be just as good. I just really hate the thought of something I love ring ruined. So this was a fairly useless answer!
3. How many books have you read this year, and how many are you aiming to read by the end of 2015?
At New Year, I decided that the bog standard resolutions are no good to me, because I don’t care about them enough. So, I set myself a challenge of reading 100 books in 2015. So far, I’ve read 72. I’m really proud of that actually! Hopefully I will reach, and exceed my target.
4. What’s a book that everyone else seems to love, but you were disappointed by?
This will be controversial, and I hope I don’t offend anyone, but Jane Austen is this massive legend in the literary world, and I really struggle to read her novels. I did enjoy Emma, but I wasn’t able to get into Pride and Prejudice. Therefore, I didn’t enjoy it much. I will try and read it again though.
5. What do you think will be the next big trend in YA books (or books in general?)
I genuinely have no idea, but there’s always phases. I don’t think anything will be as big as Harry Potter though. There are so,e big writers out there at the minute. It just takes a spark to create something amazing. We’ll find out soon I guess!
6. Which book on your shelf has the most beautiful cover?
I buy a lot of Folio society books and they are just so beautiful. They are all hardback and come in a slip case. The covers have designs that are individual to the plot of the novel, so there has been a lot of thought gone into the design of it. The Darling Buds of May is one of my favourites.
7. Which main character from a book do you think is most similar to you?
I’ve absolutely no idea. I could sound really arrogant or really hard on myself here. Tricky question! I’ll accept any suggestions because I don’t know. They’d have to be: funny, organised, like lists, dislike rude drivers, cake and book obsessed.
My questions: (I’ve picked things outside of reading too!)
- What is the best book you’ve ever read?
- Which season during the year do you prefer?
- Do you prefer to read books then see the TV/film adaptation, or see the TV/film adaptations then read the book?
- How would you describe yourself in three words?
- Early mornings or late nights?
- What advice would you give to your former teenage self?
- If you could pick any character, from any book, who would you pick to be your best friend and sidekick?
Claire @ Art and Soul
Erika @ Bookventureland
Phoebe @ Feeling Bibliophilic
Laura @ Lala’s Book Reviews
Illeana @ Notyourmommasbookreviews
Lara @ Katnisspotterbooklover
Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard
Nicola @ Literary Ramblings
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Amy @ Curiouser and Curiouser
Any anyone else who wishes to take part! If you’ve been nominated before, feel free to ignore!
Big love x