I was nominated for this award by the lovely Aldii, so thank you very much to her! Let’s begin, shall we?
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A book you started but never finished…but want to finish. What stopped you from continuing to read it?
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I don’t even know why I stopped reading this one, but I think I got too busy so I put it down and just never ending up picking it up again. From what I remember the book was a good one, so I have to get round to continuing to read it in 2017.
What elements attract you to a book, which makes you need to read it?
I actually wrote a whole post on this once, you can find it here but I’ll mention one of my buzzwords now. One thing I really love in books is feminism, feminist characters or any reference to feminism. For example books like Holly Bourne’s The Spinster Club and other books on My Favourite Feminist Reads list.
Which books do you prefer, e-copy or hard copy?
This is a difficult question for me, because I love the way physical books look and feel, but I actually read more ebooks and read ebooks faster than physical copies. It’s a real toss up for me, because I’m starting to run out of shelf space, but I love being able to lend books to my friends and obviously that’s not possible with ebooks. So in conclusion, I’m indecisive.
What book are you currently reading or going to read next?
I’m currently reading an ARC of The Memory Book by Lara Avery and it’s really good so far! I’m intrigued to see where it’s going to go next (I’m about half way through) and I’ve heard it has made a lot of people cry and that has yet to happen, so we’ll see.
Is it fair to judge a book by its film?
Definitely not! There are books out there that I loved but films I really disliked. You can’t really assume a book is anything like its film. I would say 9.9/10 the book is better than the film. I generally try and make sure I’ve read the book before I watch the film so the film doesn’t change my thoughts on the book.
What book did you badly judge by its cover and ended up loving?
For me, this would be The Mortal Instruments. Since I read them, they’ve been redesigned with beautiful covers however previously they had half naked men on them, making look slightly dodgy and somewhat awkward to read in public. Luckily the covers didn’t stop me from picking up the books and it ended up being a series I really enjoyed.
Which book character have you felt the most kin with and able to relate with?
The answer to this question has to be and always will be Hermione Granger, from the Harry Potter series. When I first read the books, aged around 9 or 10, I clicked with her immediately and she still remains one of my favourite book characters of all time. As a geeky girl, who loved books I related to her so much and loved the fact she so often saves the day.
If you had to choose a genre to read for all your life (you won’t be able to read any other genre) which one would you choose?
This one is a really tricky one because I love to read pretty much all genres of YA, but I guess if I had to pick one, I’d go with contemporary because that’s the genre I already own the most books from and one where I feel there is quite a lot of variety so I wouldn’t be stuck reading similar things.
My question: If you could trade lives with one book character, who would it be and why?