50 Bookish Questions Tag

I love doing tags, they make me think about my book reading style. So how about we do a little tag now!

What was the last book you read?
Lock Every Door (Riley Sager!)

Was it a good one? 
Wait for my review! 😉

What made it good?
I always enjoy Riley Sager books.

Would you recommend it to other people? 
Heck yeah, but I’d say pick up Final Girls if you really want Sager’s best work!

How often do you read? 
Almost every single day unless I’m experiencing a migraine so bad I need to go to the hospital so they can stop the vomiting and pain (TMI? haha) But yes, I read almost every day, whether it’s just a couple of chapters or hours and hours.

Do you wish to be a writer? 
I’d like to think I am 🙂

Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
The entire Harry Potter series changed my life – to put it extremely simply. And the Court of Thorns and Roses series is the closest I’ve ever come to experiencing what I did with Harry Potter.

Do you read fan fiction? 
Not anymore. I used to read and write a ton of fan fiction but I don’t really enjoy it anymore.

Do you write fan fiction? 
Jumped the gun on this answer. But as I mentioned a second ago, I used to.

What’s your favourite book? 
Don’t make me choose between Harry Potter. They’re all my favourite. I’m bending the rules. I have seven favourite books (but then also three more from Maas … so …)

What’s your least favourite book? 
There are so many books I’ve read and haven’t enjoyed. So I’m not really sure how to answer this. I don’t think there’s any one book I loathe more than any other in the world … Some books just aren’t for every reader, which is fine – it’s actually fantastic!

Do you prefer physical books or read on a device?
I like this question. For the most part I opt for physical books because they make me happier. But I do buy my favourite books on the iBook app so if I feel like rereading it over a longer period of time (a chapter here and there while I read another book full time) I can always have it with me, instead of having to lug two books around at the same time on the off chance I want to reread an old but good one.

When did you learn to read? 
I have absolutely no a clue. I don’t even think I could guess. I’m assuming at whatever age is normal for kids to start reading at?

What is your favourite book you had to read in school? 
The Bridges of Madison County (Robert James Waller). I read it for a project and really fell in love with it. Just a gorgeous book.

What is your favourite book series?
These are a lot of the same questions. But maybe that’s just because of my answers. But Harry Potter and the Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Who is your favourite author?
Naturally JK Rowling and Sarah J. Maas. But I’m also very much into Riley Sager’s novels as well.

What is your favourite genre? 
Surprisingly (considering my two favourite books are both fantasy) my favourite genre is psychological thrillers!

Who is your favourite character in a book series?
Severus Snape if we’re talking HP and Feyre Archeron if we’re talking A Court. I love that she’s the one who saves herself instead of waiting for a big strong man to help a poor weak girl out. Bleck. Female protagonist empowerment!

Has a book ever transported you somewhere else? 
Every good book does.

Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Hmm. Behind Her Eyes (Sarah Pinborough)

Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel? 
Bridget Jones’s Diary (Helen Fielding)

How long does it take you to read a book? 
Anywhere from a day to two weeks! It’s completely at the mercy of my work schedule and my pain tolerance.

Do you like when books become movies? 
Not really. But some have been done very well and that’s always enjoyable.

Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation? 
Let’s not open that can of worms, shall we?

Which movie has done a book justice? 
In all honesty, the movie for Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver) was one of the few books-to-movies that I can honestly say: the movie was better. So I think it did the book more than justice.

Do you read newspapers? 
Nope, nope, nope. If I wanted to be depressed and anxious I’d certainly pick one up. But I generally don’t enjoy feeling that way. Occasionally a grown up (I feel like even though I’m in my thirties – only grown ups read newspapers) will read an article they think I’d enjoy and will pass it on to me. But that’s as much of the paper you can get me to read!

Do you read magazines? 
I used to like picking up trashy magazines when I was in University but I honestly don’t see the point in it anymore. Most of what’s printed is made up rumours about celebrities and the other half can be found online. I’d rather spend the money on a book.

Do you prefer newspapers or magazines? 
Neither.

Do you read while in bed? 
It’s my favourite place to read, even though it gives me neck and back pain. I try to force myself to read sitting on a couch. But I’m in the market for one of those bit, fat cozy reading chairs (Update: Since I moved I did get one of those big cozy nesting chairs and my life is amazing now!) So maybe that’ll get me out of bed and sitting upright!

Do you read while on the toilet?
Hahaha. No, I don’t.

Do you read while in the car?
No, because 1. I’m usually the driver and 2. if I’m the passenger I get motion sick. (I’m so whiny about my ailments, but they really do play a part in my reading abilities so … sorry for being a complainer!)

Do you read while in the bath? 
I’ve always imagined lighting candles, tossing a bath bomb into the tub with a glass of fancy wine on the ledge and reading a book. But then I remember: I hate baths, bath bombs smell so potent, and I don’t drink wine. So no. But the image sounds lovely and I envy those who do it!

Are you a fast reader? 
Not even a little bit!

Where is your favourite place to read?
Bed. My cozy new nesting chair!

Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
Yes. I need 100% silence, otherwise my nosey butt will be listening to whatever is going on around me and not a single word I read will be remembered.

Who gave you your love for reading? 
My mom. She read to me and my sister from the time we were born until we learned to read ourselves.

What book is next on your list to read? 
I’m trying desperately to trudge through After We Fell (Anna Todd) but because I haven’t gotten to the juicy part of the book (and because I’m also rereading A Court of Mist and Fury at the same time) I’m not getting much of it read at the moment!

When did you start to read chapter books? 
I was reading Nancy Drew and other comparable novels by the age of maybe 9? But my mother was reading us books like Anne of Green Gables when we were even younger than that.

Who is your favourite children’s book author? 
Robert Munsch ❤

Which author would you most want to interview?
JK Rowling, hands down (mind you I think I’d drop dead it it ever happened. I get too nervous in front of amazing, published authors and I forget how to make words with my mouth.)

Which author do you think you’d be friends with? 
I feel like Sarah J. Maas comes across as pretty cool, friendly, and down to earth in the interviews I’ve seen her in. So maybe in another lifetime where I live a glamorous life where I actually meet famous authors, we’d be friends?

What book have you reread the most?
Harry. Potter.

Which books do you think should be taught in every school? 
I think schools need to stop pushing specific books onto children. I feel like every school across the country reads the same books (give or take a few) and I think that’s unfortunate because that can seriously kill a young person’s desire to read. That’s a time when kids are turning into young adults and their personalities are so malleable and if schools push books that aren’t interesting to students, that can turn reading from an enjoyable hobby to something they hate to do. So I think schools should be allowing students to pick books that they enjoy and that inspire them. Within reason, of course.

Which books should be banned from all schools? 
I was about to answer absolutely none, but I think I need to stipulate. All books should be accessible to students, but again – within reason. Books that teach and breed hate and intolerance shouldn’t be available (and I’m talking the extreme types like race superiority and things along those lines.)

We did it! That was long. And some were a bit repetitive. But it was fun and it killed some time, which is always nice!

If you want to check out where I picked this tag up from, you can head over to Adventures of a Bookish Girl. Answer some for yourself in the comments. Or, if you do the whole tag, leave me a link! I love hearing everyone else’s thoughts and opinions!

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