Thanks to my lovely Jillie from Jillian’s Books for nominating me! I love awards/tags/whatever.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank your nominator(s) and link back to them
2. Put the award picture in a post and/or your blog
3. Answer ten questions your nominator asked
4. Nominate ten other bloggers and ask them 10 questions
Here we go!
1. Top 3 favorite bookish quotes of all time?
Oh man. I can’t choose just 3! Here are a few:
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
-Edgar Allan Poe
It’s by Poe, but it applies so beautifully to Alice in Wonderland.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
What is it with me and dreams?
Well, might as well continue the theme.
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
2. Have you ever cried or have felt depressed when finishing a good book?
Well, yes, but usually because the book itself is depressing and beautiful. My go-to example is usually The Book Thief.
3. What author would you like to meet most of all?
Kristin Cashore. I would worship the ground she walked on. Of course, if I could meet Lewis Carroll, I would do the same for him.
4. Favorite childhood book?
So many…I was a huge fan of Roald Dahl, and I loved the Magic Tree House series. I read (and owned!) every single one of the main series (something like…what, 52 books?) and a few of the extended series.
5. Have you been a life-long reader or have just started reading recently?
Life-long. Since age 3.
6. Any book that you absolutely despise?
Of course! Salt and Storm. Nothing But the Truth. Gone.
7. Turn to page 91 of a book nearest to you and type a quote from the first paragraph.
“But be assured that the specimen before us appertains to the very simplest species of crytpograph.”
-The Gold-Bug by Edgar Allan Poe
8. Do you prefer reading in the quiet or with music/people?
either/or. I can read through almost anything.
9. Thickest and thinnest book you own?
Thickest- either Atlas Shrugged or my collection of The Lord of the Rings (+ appendices); both number around 1200 pages.
Thinnest- I have a lot of kids books and the ones I have in Portuguese are probably my thinnest.
10. What is the most stressful book you’ve ever read?
Can’t narrow it down to just one. Oh gosh I honestly can’t even think of one. Harry Potter 7? The Book Thief? Any of Kristin Cashore’s books? Inkdeath? Any book in the Warriors series? I Am Livia? Yeah, probably going to go with that last one. I feel like stressful is a great word to describe some books, because they really do affect your life.
I nominate Jane from The Anything Blog! Sorry, I really don’t have the kind of time to find 10 blogs.
Here are your questions:
1. Favorite book ending? Make sure to say if there are spoilers.
2. Favorite fictional world?
3. Reading outside/in public or at home?
4. Fantasy or realistic/contemporary fiction?
5. Favorite TV show?
6. What’s one thing not many people know about you?
7. Would you rather buy books yourself or have people buy books for you?
8. Buying books or borrowing from the library?
9. Do you use bookmarks?
10. How much time do you spend on the Internet per day?
Thanks again; that was fun!