Apparently Nya Reads started this here on Booklikes. I thought I'd do it too.
1. What is your favorite childhood book?
Oddly enough, I think it was The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater, because only a little later I would never read that book, because it was too sad. By then it was probably one of my picture books - one of Elsa Beskow's classics or one of the international ones. I also liked Astrid Lindgren's books and Maria Gripe's.
2. E-books or printed books?
If I have to choose, printed books, but I do enjoy reading e-books too. The problem is, I won't pay for them, so it's either going to have to be a library book or one of the 'internet freebies'. And the problem with the latter is that there are so few that are really good (though over the years I have found several that I really like).
3. What is your favorite place to read?
At home, mainly in bed.
4. Is there any genre you would never read?
Horror, vampire, werewolf and zombie stories (but I do like a good ghost story). I also don't read anything that's just romance, but I will read historic romances etc.
5. What’s your review rating system?
I'm not sure I have an actual system - or at least not one I've really thought much about. I do tend to give more 5 and 4 stars than 3 and practically never 2 and 1, simply because I don't like giving a bad review and I also don't specifically note when I don't finish a book. I prefer to focus on the books I at least like and forget about the bad ones.
6. What is your favorite fictional character?
That's a difficult question - picking just one. I have many different characters I like in different genres. I also find it hard to really say if one is a favorite or not, which may sound weird. There are definitely characters I like more than others, but rarely one that I really, really love. I suppose if I have to I can mention Faramir (from the LOTR books, not the movie) and Ged from Ursula K Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea. And many others, but it's too hard to choose so I'll stop here.
7. What was the best film adaption of a book?
I think I'll have to say LOTR, because what else have I seen? I don't think the Narnia movies were as good, they differed too much from the books. Also, I have yet to see film adaptations of many of very favorite books. Outlander maybe? Though the first season of the series is a bit more gruesome than I remember from the first book. Also, the sex scenes tended to get a bit too much and I didn't think that when I read the book. Cirkeln too, based on the Swedish book by the same name.
8. How do you chose the next book to read?
I read about them online usually. Both the 'blurbs' and reviews.
9. Top 3 authors?
Hm. Also a tough question. Just three?
J R R Tolkien
Diana Wynne Jones
Ursula K LeGuin
Charles De Lint
and many more that I found among my 'internet freebies'
10. Is there any book release you are particularly looking forward to?
I don't really follow new book releases like that. I have so many books on my TBR read list/online wish list, that I just try to pick my favorites first, never really managing to get round to all of them, unfortunately.