Question #15: Do you judge a book by it’s cover?
Sort of. I know really nice covers will attract me to a certain book, many books I ended up purchasing in a store are because I’ve noticed a very cool/pretty/interesting cover or a intriguing title. But I always read the synopsis and if the book doesn’t sound good to me or I’m not interested by the synopsis I more than likely won’t buy it.
Even so if I randomly pick a book off the shelf that doesn’t have the most original cover but the story sounds amazing, I definitely buy it.
One thing about covers that does bother me is when a series changes it’s covers with one book left and now the last book won’t match the rest of my collection…I’m looking at you Beth Revis and Penguin Books with the ATU series.
Question #13: Do you have a tablet or an e-reader? + Question #14: What kind?
Nope. I just pointed that out in the last question, but I’m thinking of getting one. So if anyone wants to share what they have or an opinion on what is a good one please please please let me know. :)
I’m thinking Kobo Glo.
Question #12: Do you prefer books or an e-reader?
I actually have been snubbing the e-reader for quite some time now because nothing can replace the feeling of pages and the smell of books. The sense of accomplishment of holding a thick book and knowing you read it. Not to mention filling bookshelves and such makes me happy.
But…I’m seriously debating getting myself an e-reader. I’ve read 4 books on my iPhone lately for the convenience and I have to say there is something to be said for bringing your collection of books with you without having to haul a heavy bag full of the top reads you just can’t live without. In my university and mobile lifestyle I definitely need to consider getting one.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good e-reader?
Question #11: How do you organize your books?
I usually try to organize my books alphabetically by author and then by when they were released/order in a series. Occasionally I will put a book somewhere else if it doesn’t fit on the shelf but usually I group them together. I just recently re-organized my main books on my 3 little bookshelves because I had run out of room. I have a box downstairs full of my old books that I don’t read or didn’t enjoy as much because I have no space.
One day I will have a library/study room in my home where I will have tons of book space and I will have books galore. From scientific literature to books for children, from YA novels to motivational books. It will be beautiful.
Question #10: A book or series that will always hold a special place in your heart
I would have to say The Baby-sitters Club Series by Ann M. Martin.
This series was my favourite when I was younger. I loved reading about the babysitting adventures and the lives of these friends who were all so different but loved each other all the same. I’m pretty sure I had almost EVERY SINGLE book in the series. Until my mom gave most of them away to good will. My book shelf was too full and she told me I had outgrown the series. Which was only half true. But I did hold on to two of my favourites in the series.
Yes I realize this probably makes me a huge lame dork, but I don’t care. I have an unabashed love for this series. The characters and the series will always have a special place in my heart. In fact I may end up re-reading one of these, just for fun later this summer. It’s been over 10 years, it might be interesting to see how I perceive it now.
Question #9: Reading Guilty Pleasure?
Oh there are so many I have that I enjoy. So many people judge others by what they read *cough*twilight*cough* and I myself have been guilty of this in the past, but I’ve made the decision in the past few months to stop and live and let read so to speak. Like I said, I have many ‘guilty pleasures’ but I guess I will go with my most recent and current reading guilty pleasure the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy by E.L James.
It’s not exceptionally written, some moments are laughable, and yes it’s a erotic novel. But it was addicting and kept me reading; quite frankly that’s all I care about when it comes to a fun read. :)
Question #8: Least Favourite Series?
I think I have to say The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J. Smith. I tried so hard to get into the books but I quit a little bit into the third. I just didn’t enjoy it. I do plan on trying again down the road because I hate leaving a book unread but I don’t know when because there are so many other series and books I want to devote my time to. I didn’t hate the series but it has to be my least favourite that I own.
Question #7: Most disappointing book?
I would have to say Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.
I had been reading the series in high school and was anticipating the final book a lot. The writing of the series left a lot to be desired but the story line gripped me and I enjoyed the series for what it was. When I finally got the book in my hands I read through it and as excited as I was to find out what happened to the characters, the book left me feeling a bit ripped off.
I usually re-read books constantly but I have only read breaking dawn twice because I just can’t stand the way it doesn’t flow with the rest of the series and how nothing really even happens. The book for me was just a giant let down and felt rushed. I wouldn’t say I expected anything fantastic from Stephenie Meyer, but this definitely fell short of my expectations. I think the only thing I enjoyed was that in the end everything worked out for the characters and no one died. So there’s that.
Question #6: What is your favourite genre?
I would have to go with fantasy/dystopian at the moment. I do enjoy a good romance and love adventure, but currently at the moment I cannot get enough of fantasy/dystopian YA novels.
Question #5: Who is your favourite author?
That is honestly so hard and a very unfair question. I have a deep seeded love for so many authors. The one author who has had my heart the longest and I will love forever is the lovely, magical J.K. Rowling.
Question #4: What is your favourite series?
My Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. (and yes this is a picture of my collection, I felt it was warranted.)
If you haven’t read this series yet, please crawl out from whatever rock you have been hiding under for the past 14ish years and hop to it.
Question #3: Favourite Childrens Book?
I would have to say The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster.
I really enjoyed reading this book as a child. It has a bit more advanced language in it but it’s designed to be that way. It is a very intellectual book and introduces children into a world of numbers, geometry, grammar, etc. It’s a fun story and I actually plan to read it again someday as an adult and see how my perspective on it changes.
Question #2: What is your favourite book?
I thought long and hard about this one. It’s so hard because there are a number of books in my heart for a variety of reasons. So I settled on two.
One is part of a series and one is a stand alone novel.
The first book that is my absolute favourite, and is part of a series, is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
This book started it all for me and was the first Harry Potter book I had ever received. I actually have read it so much I wore through my first copy and had to go buy myself a new one. But I still have the old one for sentimental reasons.
My favourite stand alone book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
This book helped me get through a lot and I fell in love with Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Their story is timeless and I adore it.
Question #1: What book are you currently reading?
Right now I’m just at the very end of The Maze Runner.
I will probably finish it within the next 10 minutes or so and I’m really excited to see what is about to happen. Then I will start hashing out my very first book review! :D