I was recently tagged for the 10 Literary Questions by The Book Mermaid. So, thank you Marta, expect to be tagged back on something else in the future. I enjoy the questions being asked here, and I have tried not to think about them too much going in. Here we go…
What’s The Most Beautiful Cover on Your Shelf?
I love old books, yet I do not have enough of them. My pride and most beautiful book would be my vintage copy of Alice in Wonderland. I love the original illustrations, purchasing this book was so worth it.
If You Could Bring Any Fictional Character To Life, Who Would it Be?
How about James Halliday from Ready Player One, so he can create the OASIS. Because who wouldn’t love that.
If You Could Interview an Author, Who Would You Choose?
I wanted to think of somebody else but its not worth it. Brandon Sanderson, without a doubt, I respect everything he does and would learn an immense amount from him. I also have hundreds of questions about the Cosmere, so…
What’s A Book You Would Not Read Again?
The Gunslinger book one of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. It is a really dull book, that was boring and hard to get through. I have heard amazing things about the rest of the books but book one threw me right off.
Can You Name A Confusing Story?
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss. The novella that features Auri from the Kingkiller chronicles is actually a great read. The story follows no structure or story telling method, featuring only one character in a week of her isolated life. The confusing part is how the book was so entertaining.
Favorite Fictional Couple?
Absolutely, Rogue and Gambit from the X-Men. The ladies man that is Gambit is fixated on the one girl that he cannot be with and is hard and honest with him. She plays the tough girl but she wants so badly to be his girl and have a typical relationship. It is a brilliant dynamic between two great characters.
Two Favorite Villains?
I have much love for the Joker and Harley Quinn duo. The obscenely insane Joker turned his own psychiatrist into a crazy b!tch and his biggest fan. You have to love seeing or reading their unorthodox relationship.
A Character You Would Kill, or Remove From a Book Entirely?
Since I read A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab a couple months back, I have gone on a rampage about my distaste for Kell. That book would have been so much better without him, his pompous and compliant attitude do not belong as a main character. I would have been so happy to see him killed off.
If You Could Live in a Fictional World, Where Would You Choose?
I would have to say Old Mans War from Jon Scalzi. The idea that as long as I could survive to 75 years old, I would be given a new, youthful, healthy body to explore the galaxy in, sounds like an opportunity not to be passed up. Despite the dangerous, and viscous aliens I would have to fight, the body and gear would be worth a second life.
What are the Biggest and Smallest Books on Your Shelf?
The largest book in my collection has to be Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. At 1328 pages, with a word count of over 411 000 the book takes an average reader of 250 words per minute over 27 hours to read. The smallest book on my shelf is probably Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman at around 40 000 words the youth book can be put down in a couple hours.
Who to tag? Who to tag?
Zezee With Books, you are my most recent follower, and that means… Tagged!
Emily at RoseRead nearly answered questions from my last tag the same as myself. So there is a tag.
Cassie-la at Bibliomantics (sweet name), just posted and that gets you a tag.
Thanks booknerds, keep reading.