A million thanks to the lovely ladies at Book Baristas for nominating me! You should all totally check out their blog, it’s beautiful!
So they have asked me 11 questions, which I will do my best to answer, before asking the nominees 11 of my own. 🙂
1. How many books do you own?
I haven’t counted in a while, but it’s somewhere between 325 and 350 🙂
2. What is your 2015 reading challenge?
My original goal was to read 100 books, but since I’m only at 48 (*sobs*) I’m not sure I’ll accomplish that. I blame homework.
3. What is one song you can’t get enough of at this moment?
Oh, I’m so glad you asked!! Right now my absolute FAVORITE song is called Tessa, composed by Steve Jablonsky and with vocals by Dan Reynolds (of Imagine Dragons). THIS SONG IS MAGNIFICENTLY GORGEOUS!!!
4. If you could read one book again for the first time, what would it be?
This is a tough one… I think I would say Legend, by Marie Lu. If I could begin again, without the memory of that horrible ending, I would be so happy. I wish I could go back and just skip the last chapter, and the epilogue, of Champion.
5. What five books would you recommend to someone who is new to reading and wants a healthy selection of genres, styles, etc, to choose from?
- I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, because I think that it’s a book that everyone should read, and it’s not hard to read, or very long, so I think a new reader would enjoy it. (Contemporary)
- I would say The Selection by Kiera Cass. Now, I don’t particularly like this series, but because it is so fun and easy to read, I feel like it would be a good choice for a newbie. (Dystopian??)
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This is one for those people who are hesitant to get into the Science Fiction realm; The Lunar Chronicles are a really great, entertaining, and all around wonderful intro to that world. (Sci-fi/Fantasy)
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas. Yes, it’s a little lengthy, but it is full of action and drama and plot twists, and is a great first fantasy book. (Epic Fantasy)
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This is for the people who want something a little deeper, a little more depressing, and maybe even more relatable. (Historical Fiction)
6. Where do you get most of your reading recommendations from?
I get my recs from all over the place: friends, Goodreads, and bookstagram (check out my account here) are the most influential.
7. Who are your top three auto-buy authors?
Sarah J. Maas; Cassandra Clare; Rick Riordan.
8. Which finished TV show do you wish would come back?
Either Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, or The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody. Those shows were my childhood.
9. What’s the first book you remember loving?
Pretty much from the time I was in first grade to, like, fourth grade, I was obsessed with the Warriors series, by Erin Hunter.
10. What was the last book you ended up hating?
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Truman. I don’t even like to think about it.
11. What got you into blogging?
I discovered bookstagram a little over a year ago, and shortly after that I created my own, but I couldn’t post the long-winded reviews I love so much in thier limited captions, so I started this blog! And here we are today 🙂
Now for my questions!
- If you could be one fictional character, who would it be and why?
- Who is your favorite (music) artist?
- What is your number 1 bookish pet peeve?
- Do you collect multiple copies of books? What are your favorite duplicates?
- Do you have any pets? If yes, what?
- How many books do you own?
- Have you ever met any authors? If so, who?
- Why do you love reading?
- (How) do you decorate your bookshelf?
- Where is your favorite place to buy books?
- What is one example of a time where you liked the movie better than the book?
I tag these lovely people:
Alexandra from twirlingpages
Carrie from Carrie K’s Book Reviews
Cassidy from Quarts Feather
Kimberly from From Narnia to Neverland
Also YOU!!! Sorry if you’ve already been tagged, then you can just ignore this.