Day 22: Favorite book that you own
this…doesn’t even make sense, since i’m pretty sure you already asked about my favorite book, meme. i love my harry potter books, mostly because they’re so beat up.
Day 21: Favorite book from your childhood
…Harry Potter? I don’t know. I always loved the babysitter’s club books when i was a kid. Other than that, I don’t really remember what other books I really really liked.
that is all.
Day 20: Favorite romance book
So…romance is not really my thing. Well, ok, it is in that I enjoy books with a romantic subplot, etc. But not in the “heaving bosoms, throbbing member” sort of way. So I’m defining romance as “chick lit,” which means my favorite romance book is “Big Boned,” the final Heather Wells book by Meg Cabot. Love. Mystery, romance, hilarity, all by one of my...
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Day 19: Favorite book turned into a movie.
Either “About a Boy” or the entire Lord of the Rings series. Nuff said.
Day 18: A book that disappointed you
I wish I had an answer for this one. Usually when I’m bored or disappointed in a book, I return it to the library or give it away and totally forget about it. I tend to read pretty much everything, and it’s rare for me to be completely disappointed in a book. Maybe I’m just better at picking books that I like now, but I used to be disappointed in or put down a lot more books when...
Day 17: Your favorite quotes about books
I used to collect quotes a lot more than I do now. And, unfortunately, all of those notebooks where those quotes are written down are at home in Denver. Sad day. But it’s ok, cause I can Google. I kind of just put in “book quotes” and copied over what I liked… Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is...
Day 16: Favorite Female Character
Oh god, another impossible one. I love Lizzie Bennett, Mia Thermopolis, Hermione Granger, Beka Cooper, Aly from the Trickster books, Professor McGonagall….the list goes on and on. I hate picking favorites.
If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.– John Waters (via holatigresa)
Day 15: Favorite male character
I’m going to go with NOT a Harry Potter answer, and tell you all that it’s actually a tie between the 2 leads in Nick Hornby’s “About a Boy,” Will and Marcus. I first “met” them in the movie adaptation, and they are just as awesome in the book. They are both really complex characters, and they compliment each other so well.
Day 14: Your favorite book by your favorite writer
Size 12 is Not Fat. Funny, mysterious, romantic, engaging characters (which Meg Cabot has in abundance), and just all around awesome. I think I first read this book on the last leg of my People to People trip in 06, so it’s a little sentimental too.
Day 13: Your favorite writer
oh please don’t make me choose. i love so many. ummmmmmmmmmmm…..meg cabot? sure, we’ll go with that.
Day 12: A book you used to like but don't anymore
I know I mentioned this in my last answer, but: Twilight. I liked them when they were first starting to get known. I read through all of them incredibly quickly. I even made the mistake of paying actual money for them. And then I reread the first book after about a year of college. And my critical thinking and writerly skills popped in and were like “oh hai, this series sucks. How did this...
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It makes me so sad that this is actually an issue. It shouldn’t be. I think good writers should be able to get their books published, regardless of who their characters are.
Day 11: A book you hated
I very rarely hate books. There are books that I’ve disliked, but usually I can still learn something from them. I can’t even say “Twilight” for this one, because when I first read it, I quite enjoyed it (because I was 16). I only really started to dislike it when I had raced through the 4 novels and realized that I had spent more time going “WTF seriously?”...
Day 10: Favorite Classic Book
Pride and Prejudice! Really, I love Jane Austen in general, but Pride and Prejudice is my favorite. Surprisingly, the first time I read it, I hated it. Because I was 13 and reading for school and everything went way over my head. When I decided to revisit it my senior year of high school, it was like it was an entirely different book. I then proceeded to read just about every novel Jane Austen...
Day 9: A book you thought you wouldn't like but...
Harry Potter. Yeah, I know, you’re a little shocked, but I was ten and it was about a boy. And everyone knows boys have cooties. If you know anything about me, you know that I did end up picking up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and absolutely fell in love.
Day 8: Most overrated book
most things that i was required to read for school were pretty overrated, but the worst for me was the odyssey. ugh.
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Day 7: Most underrated book
I…don’t know what to say for tonight. I guess I don’t read many books that people think are, you know…meh. I read either really popular stuff or the stuff people have heard of but haven’t read…or something like that. I’m kinda tipsy so bear with me. I’m sitting here staring at my bookcase looking for answers, and they’re not coming. I wish I...
Day 6: A book that makes you sad
the twilight series. they are the only books i wouldn’t feel bad about burning.
Day 5: A book that makes you happy
books in general make me happy. but one that i read when i need/want to be happier is “Movies in 15 Minutes” by Cleolinda Jones. So much hilarity. i kind of hate that it’s only available in the UK, but you can access others online, so that’s cool.
Day 4: Your favorite book of your favorite series....
I’ma go with Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I know a lot of people think that one’s really lame and romantic comedy like, but I enjoy it because I like the interpersonal relationships and learning about Voldemort’s past. Also, Harry and Ginny finally hook up and I love it.
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Day 3: Your favorite series
Harry Potter. I don’t really have much else to say on the subject. I actually feel like I read a lot of series. I’m currently working on A Song of Ice and Fire (AKA Game of Thrones), and I love all of the series that I’ve read of Tamora Pierce’s. I also love the Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot. When I was a kid/younger teen, I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events as well.
Day 2: A book that you've read more than 3 times
Um…I have a lot of these. I am kind of a serial re-reader. I’ve read the entire Harry Potter series more than 3 times. Also, Pride and Prejudice, the Trickster Duet by Tamora Pierce, About a Boy, Everything is Illuminated, The Diary of Anne Frank. I’m sure if I had access to my library history when I was a kid you would see quite a few re-reads on there. It’s just a thing I...
So I’m watching the History Channel series about the American Revolution, and it took me back to when I was 6 and the Ken Burns one was on PBS. Dad and I watched it almost every week, laying on his and mom’s waterbed; on the nights it wasn’t on and dad was home, he read “The Hobbit” to me. I think that might be how I became a nerd.
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30 days of books
I think I’m going to try this out. 30 Day Book Meme Day 01 – The best book you read last year Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times Day 03 – Your favorite series Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series Day 05 – A book that makes you happy Day 06 – A book that makes you sad Day 07 – Most underrated book Day 08 – Most overrated book Day 09 – A book you thought you...
I just realized...
That as of today, I am technically a senior in college. I’m pretty sure, anyway. WTF where has the time gone? Didn’t I JUST graduate from high school? I hate how time seems to go increasingly faster as I get older.