1) What was the last book you read?
Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
2) Was it a good one?
It is, though I have conflicting feelings about it. I love Sam and Penny, but some parts of the story just don’t seem to fit for me. Honestly, the texting between Sam and Penny, as well as their in-person dialogue, is all the story needs.
3) What made it good?
The characters… mainly Sam and Penny, but I did find that Jude and Mallory grew on me near the end.
4) Would you recommend it to other people?
5) How often do you read?
Usually a little bit every day, but sometimes I go into slumps where I don’t touch a book for a week or so. I hate slumps.
6) Do you like to read?
I love it!
7) What was the last bad book you read?
I don’t even remember right now, ha.
8) What made you dislike it?
It’s usually that I can’t get into the book or the characters are just too “blah” for me to like and/or care about.
9) Do you wish to be a writer?
Yes. I don’t know if I’d want to be famous for it though. Just well enough known to have people read my work.
10) Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
I’m sure quite a few have, I just can’t remember any right now.
11) Do you read fan-fiction?
Yes! I love fanfiction; some of them could be authors (if they aren’t already). I love reading alternate endings to books/shows/movies, or their take on a character and whey they are the way they are. Fanfiction really doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.
12) Do you write fan-fiction?
Sometimes. I’m picky about what shows I write for, but trust me when I say that I’ve thought of some kind of story for just about all my favorite shows (and some books).
13) What is your favorite book?
I hate this question because I can’t pick just one. Plus my favorites are always changing/being added to. So I’ll give just a few of my favorites…
14) What is your least favorite book?
The Circle by Dave Eggers. I regret pushing myself through the book because it was a waste of time. The premise was a great one, but I didn’t like how it was executed at all – especially the nonsense sexual-relationship that was thrown in… there was absolutely no point to it.
15) Do you prefer physical books or reading on a device (like Kindle)?
I prefer paperbacks always, but lately I’ve been reading on my Nook because I’ve been bad with buying ebooks during the pandemic.
16) When did you learn to read?
When I was very young. I know I was reading at a second-grade level before Kindergarten, so… yeah. Real young.
17) What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
Probably The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in fourth grade.
18) What is your favorite book series?
Okay, aside from Harry Potter (because that’s the obvious one) I’d have to say… The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. Because all-girls spy school.
Who is your favorite author?
ACK! Well, a few of them are Jenna Evans Welch, Richard Paul Evans, Ally Carter, Karen M. McManus, JK Rowling, Jennifer E. Smith
20) What is your favorite genre?
Contemporary. As much as I like to escape real life, I do prefer realistic fiction as opposed to science-fiction or fantasy.
21) Who is your favorite character from a series?
Noelle Lange from the Private series by Kate Brian. I hated her at first but then her development as a character grew on me.
22) Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Of course! Thanks to books I’ve been to many places that I’ll never be able to visit, real and fictional.
23) Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
24) Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel?
I honestly don’t even know… 😅
25) How long does it take you to read a book?
Lately it depends. Usually 2-4 days on average, but lately I’ve had Book ADD and keep going between 3-4 books at a time.
26) Do you like when books become movies?
Usually, yes. In some cases I don’t, but I usually like seeing my favorite characters come to life on the big screen.
27) Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
Twilight. Now I can’t even stand to look at the books because of the movies.
28) Which movie has done a book justice?
All the Bright Places, and Harry Potter given the time contraints (though it would’ve been better as a TV series in my opinion)
29) Do you read newspapers?
30) Do you read magazines?
I did as a teen, but not so much anymore
31) Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
32) Do you read while in bed?
Sometimes. I read on my bed a lot though
33) Do you read while on the toilet?
34) Do you read while in the car?
On long trips when I’m not driving, yes.
35) Do you read while in the bath?
36) Are you a fast reader?
Yes. It astounds some people and I have no idea why
37) Are you a slow reader?
If I dislike the book or can’t get into it
38) Where is your favorite place to read?
Wherever I’m comfy and there’s good lighting
39) Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
Only when I keep getting interrupted.
40) Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
41) Who gave you your love for reading?
Definitely my mom
42) What book is next on your list to read?
No idea because I’m such a mood reader. But ones that I’d like to get to soon are…
43) When did you start to read chapter books?
I honestly don’t remember, only that it was a young age
44) Who is your favorite children’s book author?
Judy Blume, probably
45) Which author would you most want to interview?
Richard Paul Evans or Jenna Evans Welch (or both since they’re father/daughter)
46) Which author do you think you would be friends with?
Possibly Jenna Evans Welch or any YA author, really.
47) What book have you reread the most?
Harry Potter, hands down.
48) Which books do you consider ‘classics’?
The classics… 😅
49) Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
Any book that hits the tough/controversial topics, really.
50) Which books should be banned from all schools?
Anything with content that students shouldn’t be exposed to. Fifty Shades of Grey would be one in my opinion. What bothers me about banned books is that people don’t take into consideration the time period some of them were written in, like some of the classics. You have to understand that that was how it was back then. Yes, it’s different now and that’s great, but you can’t rag on something that was written 100 or more years ago when times were completely different.
Okay, that was fun answering those questions. If you want to take a crack at them, I say go for it and I’d love to see everyone else’s answers as well!