I’ve Been Tagged
- You must post the rules.
- Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
- Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
- Let them know you’ve tagged them!
Here are my answers to the questions Mag asked:
Oh, jeez, this one’s a bit embarrassing. It would be Francine Pascal, the author of the Sweet Valley High series. I read Sweet Valley Twins as a kid and loved them, and then last year when I heard Sweet Valley Confidential was coming out, my friend Courtney and I wanted to try to reread some of the Sweet Valley High books before reading the new book. So I went on eBay and bought 35 of the books for about $38! I’ve read about half of them, and still haven’t read Sweet Valley Confidential. But I’d like to finish reading them and then read Confidential, and I’ll probably end up selling the SVH books to a used book store or donating them to my library. They’re really not that great of books but it’s nostalgic…
2. If you meet ANY author, who would you pick?
That would have to be J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter is my absolute favorite favorite series and it would be so amazing to meet her. But I would probably clam up and sweat a lot and it probably would be more embarrassing than amazing…
3. What book have you reread the most times?
Hmm, I think that would be the first few Harry Potter books. I’ve read all of them several times but the first few I think I’ve read more than the others, simply because I would reread the entire series when a new book would come out. My copy of The Sorcerer’s Stone is falling apart!
4. What is your favorite book genre?
Young Adult books have become my favorite to read. And Science Fiction YA is my absolute favorite genre! I also love Dystopian YA (which often has some SF in there, too) a lot!
5. Do you ever listen to music while you’re reading?
Usually, no. I used to listen to music all the time while reading for school and doing homework, but when I’m reading a novel I like to have it pretty quiet. I don’t mind some noise but I find that music can kind of be distracting at times.
6. Who is your favorite character from any book?
Ay yi yi, giving us hard questions, aren’t you Mag? ;) Well, my first thought is Sirius Black from Harry Potter. He’s my favorite in that series and probably my favorite overall. And now I’m drawing a blank and can’t think of any other characters I love from other books…
7. If you could meet (and be friends with!) any character from any book in real life, who would you choose?
This is another hard one! I think I’d choose Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. He’s my second favorite character from the series and I just think I’d really get along with him. And Fred and George would be fun to hang out with as well!
8. Five books that made you laugh?
The Harry Potter books made me laugh a lot (I realize all my answers are Harry Potter related – sorry about that!). Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is hilarious. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books are also really funny. And all of John Green’s books have wonderful humor. And then I guess I’d say that the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich are pretty funny, too.
9. Five books with the hottest guys?
I don’t normally get enthralled with guys from books. It’s hard for me to picture them in my head, so I’m more attracted to their actions than their physical descriptions. And even then I don’t know of many guys that I would swoon over. I mean, I like plenty of guy characters, and I want the girl to end up with her love interest, but I can only think of a couple guys that would fit in this category of “hottest guys.” First I’d have to say Cricket from Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I just loved him! Also Four from Divergent. I really can’t think of any others…
10. How many books do you read in the average week?
That depends on several things: 1. The number of pages in the book; 2. How readable the book is; 3. How many other things I have going on in that week. Sometimes it takes me all week to finish a book. Other times I can read 3 books in a week. But I don’t think I’ve ever done more than 3 in one week, except for when I was a kid and all the books were really short! I’d say an average for me would be 1-2 books a week.
11. And now for the most impossible question ever: If you had to pick ONE BOOK, what would you say your favorite is (at least, as of right now)?
Oy vey, Mag. This IS the most impossible question ever. I have 2 all-time favorite books. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson (a book I read in the 6th grade and still love). I also just read Cinder by Marissa Meyer and I think that might make it into the all-time favorites. But if I had to pick just one, I guess it would be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Most people love The Deathly Hallows or The Order of the Phoenix, but I love The Prisoner of Azkaban because it’s where we meet Sirius, we learn a lot more about Harry’s background and his parents, and it has time travelling. Such an awesome book.
5. What fictional world would you love to live in?