Rule 1: Always post the rules Rule 2: Answer all the questions the person who tagged you asked and then write 11 new ones Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them.
1. Where is one place you always bring a book?
I always have one with me when I go out of town. It brings me great comfort to have a book as your companion in a lonely hotel room.
2. What is one of your favorite quotes?
”And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” — Khalil Gibran. I will always love this quote.
3. Can you read in noisy places or do you need silence?
Hmm.. if it’s a pretty fast-paced book, I can work with a little noise, but most of the time I prefer silence or a little music in the background.
4. Name a book you are dying to read!
Vicious by Victoria Schwab
5. What was the last book you read? Did you like it?
Cemetery Girl by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden. No, I did not like it. You can read my review here.
6. What is one author you wish had written more books?
7. Is there a book you wish you had never read? Which?
LAUREN YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO SAY: The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. HATEEED the protagonist. Had a few meaningful quotes, but felt like they were just thrown into the book. Much sloppy.
8. What is your favorite genre of books?
I have a variety…. in no particular order: Historical Fiction, Memoirs, Classics/Modern Classics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction (to an extent), Action/Adventure, Mystery, and some Fantasy
9. How do you find new books to read?
Mostly through Goodreads, Booktube, and book blogs.
10. Do you have a “book buddy” - someone you recommend books to and someone who gives recommendations back?
Hmm… I guess not? At least not on a regular basis. I’d ask people for recommendations and usually follow through and vice versa, but not a particular person(s).
It’d be nice to have one/some, though ;) *hinthint*
11. What book do you want as a movie?
So many books have been/are being translated into movies… I guess I’d go with the Unwind series by Neal Shusterman.
1. How many books do you own?
2. Do you have a least favorite author?
3. Do you like books with animals in them?
4. What was one of your favorite childhood books?
5. Who is your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
6. Favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
7. Least favorite book-to-movie adaptation?
8. Ever read a movie-to-book adaptation?
9. Are there songs you associate with a particular book?
10. Where do you keep your books?
11. Do you look for a partner that likes to read, too?
I’m not going to tag anybody because I’ve done quite a few tags in the past couple of weeks, so you all feel free to do this!
Vacuumed a house for battered women and children, and then walked some adorable dogs at the Humane Society. Some were reluctant to return to their kennels and kept hanging onto me :c oh puppies… I wish I could take you all home.
Oh, and I also played with some cats. I stuck a little leash in between their cages and they went wild x)
This is the book that was slow to start, but really began to pick up as you went along.
I would have to go with The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. Very slow in the beginning which was off-putting to many readers, but I was totally invested in the story when the plot started to thicken.
Next, we add MARGARINE:
This is the book that had a really rich plot.
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. EVEN THOUGH that book made me furious a number of times, it had such a moving and well-written plot.
Then, we crack open some EGGS:
This is the book you thought was going to be bad, but turned out to be quite enjoyable.
I’d have to go with a couple of overly-hyped books, TFiOS and The Book Thief. I didn’t think they were going to be bad, just thought they wouldn’t live up to the hype. However, I found myself enjoying both thoroughly.
The next step is to add SUGAR:
What is the sweetest book you’ve read?
Hmmm… I don’t read many nice and sweet books so I’d have to go with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. OHHH, Hannah’s Dream by Diane Hammond was a really great animal novel.
After we’ve retrieved the cake from the oven, ICING covers the surface:
This is the book that covered every single moment you enjoy in a book i.e happy, funny, sad moments. An all-around book
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
For decoration, we add a dash of SPRINKLES:
A book series for a pick-me-up
Harry Potter series all the way :) so glad I got around to these
Last but not least, we’ve got the CHERRY ON TOP:
What has been your favorite book so far this year?
Oh gosh, I’ve read some really outstanding books this year. It’s going to be hard at the end of 2014 to pick a favorite! For this question’s purpose, I’d have to go with….. Unwholly by Neal Shusterman. That series.. cannot wait to read more of it.
Siiighh.. had to factory reset my phone because it wouldn’t let me access my texts and kept freezing… I did every trick in the book to try to not resort to factory reset, but in the end… goodbye everything.
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.