I don’t know about you guys but I never participated in games that would dare me in high school. I was a scaredy-pants. Probably still am. So this tags name makes me littly jittery. Just saying…
The lovely Raven & Beez tagged me for this daring tag. So let us jump right into the questions.
1. What Book has been on your shelves the longest?
This will probably be my copy of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind on my shelves downstairs. My mom found it at her work and brought it along. I read it and adopted it when I was 16-17 I think. It has been with me since. You can tell. It smells, haha.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you will read next?
The Amazon and the Beast (Mythos 1) by Hati Bell
Where the Stars Rise:Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy
I haven’t decided yet to be honest…
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Well I mean not everyone. But I am unpopular with my opinion when it comes to The Hunger Games, The Martian, Divergent, The 100, The False Prince and a few others, haha.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Probably Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to buy it but never have. I have read Armada and I thought it was just okay.
5. Which book are you saving for retirement?
People do this? My retirement is way too far in the future to be thinking of that. But if I would be a guessing person, I’d say a classic.
6. Last page: Do you read it first or wait to te end?
I wait to the end. I only read the author’s note maybe at the end with some books first but not of the actual story.
7. Ackknowledgements: Are they a waste of paper and ink or interesting?
I don’t think they are a waste of paper and ink, because they are important to the author. But personally I rarely read them.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
A student at Hogwarts. Who wouldn’t?
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I found The Golem’s Eye hardcover signed at the Deventer book market this Summer when I had a hard time finding it here in that edition and I was over the moon. I made a wild grab for it as the UK book seller was still unpacking his boxes. At least he was amused.
11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
Uhm, no? I just give away books if I think they’ll like them. I mean I gave a friend a Gollancz edition of a Discworld book because I knew she’d been eyeing them for a while and they aren’t that available in the USA. And she’s been there for me since we met through blogging. You know who you are, haha. So I guess that is special?
12. Which book has been with you the most places?
Who knows? I don’t usually take books around a lot. Especially these days. But I think maybe my four english paperbacks of the first four Harry Potter books. I took them to college, to my husband who was then my boyfriend’s house, in the train.
Oh wait. The Night Angel trilogy went along to Egypt!
13. Any ‘required reading’ you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
No we had barely any required reading.
14. Used or brand new?
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?
Yes. The Hunger Games, The Martian.
17. A book that’s made you hungry?
The Envy of Angels?
18. Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
La La in the Library, Cait from Paper Fury
19. Most read authors?
Rick Riordan, Cassandra Clare, Terry Pratchett.
20. Ship from two different books?
Honestly, I don’t do that. I don’t even think about those kind of things. Everyone can stay in their own book please.