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The 50 Bookish Questions Tag

 

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Hi guys! Today I’m doing the 50 Bookish Questions Tag. I found this tag over on BluChickenNinja’s Blog. I’ve never done a Tag post before, and have always wanted to do one, so yay! Like BluChickenNinja, I’m going to let anyone who wants to do this tag consider themselves tagged, because hey, we’re all allowed do whatever the hell we want and shouldn’t have to wait to be asked to do something if we really wanna do it! So consider yourself tagged!

1. What was the last book you read?

The last book I read was The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.

2. Was it a good one?

I didn’t enjoy it. In fact I found it extremely boring. I was waiting for something exciting/a plot twist to come, and it never did.

3. What made it good?

N/A. See above.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

It’s a “classic”. It was recommended to my friend, who recommended it to me. So maybe it just wasn’t my cup of tea… so yeah, sure why not? Give it a go.

5. How often do you read?

I read everyday. It might not necesarrily be a book that I read everyday, but I will read something everyday, even if it’s just a blog post or two.

6. Do you like to read?

I love to read. I wouldn’t be writing this, or this blog in general if I didn’t like to read.

7.What was the last bad book you read?

AND

8. What made you dislike it?

See Answers 1-3.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

I did at one stage want to be a writer/novelist. But then I decided against it. I love writing blog posts, so I think I would like to do magazine writing, maybe.

10. Has any book every influenced you greatly?

James Patterson’s writing style was a huge influence when I was a teenager. When I was reading the Maximum Ride series, I was always thinking in the back of my head, these are the kind of books I want to write!

11. Do you read fan fiction?

Again when I was a teenager, I used to read a little bit.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

I wrote a fanfic where Deadpool and Doctor Who went on several adventures together when I was in school. I was always writing them when I should have been studying or doing homework.

13. What’s your favourite book?

Geez, that’s a tough one… I guess if I had to pick one it would be I Am Legend by Richard Matheson. I was given it as a present when I was leaving school and devoured it while on holidays in the space of two sittings.

14. What’s your least favourite book?

My least favourite book has to be Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor. Only because I had to read it twice throughout all my years in school. Once in National school, and then again in Secondary school. It was torture having to read it the second time. I’m sure it’s an excellent book, but the fact that it’s associated with school for me and that I had to read it twice has just ruined it for me.

15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

I do prefer to read physical books. I tried an e-reader for a while and realised I prefered turning the pages and the smell of the book, and trying to fit peculiar shaped or sized books into particular bags is all part of the enjoyment of reading them.

16. When did you learn to read?

When I was in school, I presume. I don’t remember.

17. What is your favourite book you had to read in school?

I’d probably pick The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. We had to read it as it was going to be part of our comprehension questions on our final exams. I surprisingly enjoyed it, and have since read it again, and always recommend it to people who are looking for a good book to read.

18. What is your favourite book series?

My favourite books series has to be the Harry Potter books. I read them all when they first came out and I regretably gave away all my copies. In the past year I have been on the hunt to seek and find 1st edition hardback copies of each of the seven books. So if you have one that you’re willing to part with, or know of where I can get them, let me know.

19. Who is your favourite author?

My favourite author… another tricky one… I read a variety of books, and I’m trying to think if there’s any one particular author I lean towards. Probably Stephen King. I like his style of writing, and how he can vary from normal stories, to super paranormal/wacky/horror books. Love it. Neil Gaiman is a close second.

20. What is your favourite genre?

My favourite genre is a combination of Science Fiction and YA. And I just love when it’s a Sci Fi/YA book!

21. Who is your favourite character in a book series?

Off the top of my head, I don’t think I have a favourite. I like characters, and I dislike characters, but I don’t think I’ve ever chosen one that I like above all the rest… sorry!

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

Everytime.

23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. This needs to be a series, dammit!

24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?

As great as the series is, I think the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy would have been a great stand alone.

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

Depends on how big/small the book is. It it’s less than 300 pages probably 2 days maximum. Anywhere after than can take me up to a week, depending in what kind of reading mood I’m in.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

If it’s a well made movie, yes. If it’s not, then no.

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

I am Legend was terrible.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

The Harry Potter movies. Except I didn’t like they split the last book into two movies.

29. Do you read newspapers?

On occasion. If there’s an article that I like.

30: Do you read magazines?

See previous answer.

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

Magazines, definitely.

32. Do you read while in bed?

That’s when I do most of my reading.

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

If I’m really enjoying a book, and can’t put it down, yes I will bring the book with me.

34. Do you read while in the car?

I don’t be in cars enough to read whilst in them.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

No. I don’t take baths, and the shower just destroys the pages.

36. Are you a fast reader?

See Answer to Q.25

37. Are you a slow reader?

See Answer to Q.25

38. Where is your favourite place to read?

Generally in bed. Or on public transport. I find reading while on a bus or tram helps the journey go so much quicker.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Nope. Generally when I start reading I forget about everything else going on around me.

40.Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

Yes and no. I hate really loud noises when I’m reading, yet I don’t mind the noise so much when reading on public transport.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

I would say it was my Dad and grandparents. They were always reading and I growing up.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

The Book of Learning by ER Murray.

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

I always read chapter books as far as I can remember. Unless you mean proper books that aren’t children’s picture books, then it was probably around the age of seven or so.

44. Who is your favourite children’s book author?

Lemony Snickett.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

Stephen King.

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Neil Gaiman

47.What book have you reread the most?

Um… I’m not one for re-reading books. But I do know for a fact that I’ve re-read the first Harry Potter book, so I guess that one.

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

The Harry Potter books.

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

The Harry Potter books.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

Books are books. People should be allowed read whatever books they want to read, regardless of anyone elses personal opinions. But if it’s for schools, once their age appropriate, I don’t mind. I hate to see kids reading books that are way below their reading level.


And there you have it! That’s my 50 Bookish Questions Tag! If you do this tag, make sure you pingback to this post, or leave me a link to it in the comments, because I’d love to read your answers! Until next time 😉

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