55 Questions for Readers (part 2)

I found this list of questions at The Literary Lollipop. On the off-chance that any of you want to know more about me, I thought I’d answer some of them.

I did #1-25 yesterday, and now I’m answering #26-55.

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26. Favorite cookbook? How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. But I don’t use it much.

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year? Umm…The Mistborn series wasn’t really inspirational but I loved it. Code Name Verity is also inspirational, in a really sad way.

28. Favorite reading snack? Microwave popcorn, super buttery.

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience: I read a lot of review for We Were Liars before I read it, and I got really disappointed when it wasn’t as good as other people thought.

30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? Not often, actually. If I read a review for a book that I’ve already read, other people are usually more critical. Then again, I read most of these books before I started reviewing books, so I didn’t read them very critically.

31. How do you feel about giving negative reviews? I don’t care. If I don’t like a book, I’ll speak out about it. There are enough good books that bad books don’t need to be sugar-coated.

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? Probably French, but only because that would mean I’ve learned enough French to read a book. (I’m taking French right now, so being fluent-ish enough would be amazing.)

33. Most intimidating book I’ve ever read: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. It wasn’t really deserving of the fear, but it was intimidating.

34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin: No idea.

35. Favorite poet? Edgar Allan Poe.

36. How many books do you usually have checked out from the library at any given time? Zero. I don’t check books out of the library.

37. How often do you return books to the library unread? Again, I don’t go to the library.

38. Favorite fictional character? Eugenides of the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner.

39. Favorite fictional villain? The Mayor of the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness.

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation: Anything at all.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading? Two days? Maybe a week at the most.

42. Name a book you could/would not finish. The Wrap-Up List.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? A really good song coming up on my Pandora station.

44. Favorite film adaption of a book: I guess The Hunger Games, but that is one of the only film adaptions I’ve actually watched.

45. Most disappointing film adaptation? I don’t watch movies very often, so I can’t answer this question.

46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time? $200, I think, but I always split it with my sister halfway.

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Literally never. Why would you do this? Why?!

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? The only books I’ve stopped reading have really bad writing and the author’s voice annoys me.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized? Obsessively, in order of how much my sister and I enjoyed a book. You can get a glimpse of that on my Top Shelf page.

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they’ve been read? I keep them always.

51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? Anything by John Green and the third Divergent book. Too much hype for all of them.

52.  Name a book that made you angry. The Wrap-Up List made me angry because it was so bad. The ending of We Were Liars angered me because it ruined it. Lots of other books have made me angry on the behalf of the protagonist.

53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: 10 Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) I knew it would be good but I didn’t think it would touch me so emotionally.

54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

55. Favourite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: Anything by Ally Carter.

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