I found the book tag here on My Little Book Blog.

 

1. What was the last book you read?

 

A Swedish mystery.

 

2. Was it a good one?

 

No, unfortunately not.

 

3. What made it good?

 

What I did like about it, was the setting - it's a very beautiful region where I went to college and it's fun to 'revisit' the area. Also, I like the fact that the characters are relatively nice. In so many books today, the characters are really unpleasant and that makes it impossible for me to care about them and what happens to them in the story.

 

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

 

Not this particular book, but others by the same author.

 

5. How often do you read?

 

Every day.

 

6. Do you like to read?

 

I love it.

 

7. What was the last bad book you read?

 

See above.

 

8. What made you dislike it?

 

The author didn't seem to be able to manage the 'show' don't 'tell' technique. There were info dumps towards the end, that took out any kind of excitement from the story. Also, I don't really like the 'main' main character - she's so boring. In fact, I didn't love any of the characters, but fortunately, I didn't hate any of them either.

 

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

 

Yes, and I already am.

 

10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

 

Probably, but I couldn't say which one. I'd say many different books have.

 

11. Do you read fan fiction?

 

Yes, sometimes.

 

12. Do you write fan fiction?

 

Yes.

 

13. What’s your favorite book?

 

I can't pick just one.

 

14. What’s your least favorite book?

 

Again, it would be hard to pick just one.

 

15. Do you prefer physical books or read on a device (like a kindle)? While I love all kinds of books, I do love printed books a little more.

 

16. When did you learn to read? When I was about 3 years old.

 

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

 

I think I'll have to say The Great Gatsby. If I could have chosen freely, at the time I wouldn't have picked that one, but now I really like it.

 

18. What is your favorite book series?

 

I can't pick just one.

 

19. Who is your favorite author?

 

See above.

 

20. What is your favorite genre?

 

I'm sorry to have to repeat myself, but I can't pick just one so I'll say fantasy, science fiction, mystery, historic and non fiction.

 

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

 

Again, I can't pick just one.

 

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

 

Frequently. That's what I love about reading.

 

23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?

 

I can't say.

 

24. Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?

 

See above.

 

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

 

Usually not very long.

 

26. Do you like when books become movies?

 

If it's done well, yes.

 

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

 

It's hard to tell.

 

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

 

I'm not sure.

 

29. Do you read newspapers?

 

I read news online, not actual printed newspapers.

 

30: Do you read magazines?

 

No.

 

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

 

Neither.

 

32. Do you read while in bed?

 

Yes.

 

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

 

No.

 

34. Do you read while in the car?

 

No, I can't and not on the bus either. I'd get sick.

 

35. Do you read while in the bath?

 

No and maybe this is too much info - I don't take baths, I prefer showers.

 

36. Are you a fast reader?

 

Yes.

 

37. Are you a slow reader?

 

No, not at all.

 

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

 

In bed or a really comfortable armchair.

 

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

 

Not if it's a good book.

 

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

 

I prefer it, but I can read even if there's a bit of noise.

 

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

 

I suppose my mother and grandmother and indirectly, my book loving father who didn't exactly love to read to his children, but had a huge collection of books.

 

42. What book is next on your list to read?

 

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.

 

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

 

I think I was about 4 years old, judging by when I got the first such books.

 

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

 

Hm. I'm afraid I can't say, too many favorites there too.

 

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

 

I don't know.

 

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

 

I don't know. It might be difficult, even if you love someone's books, but then again, maybe it would work out. If so, it would be great.

 

47. What book have you reread the most?

 

I think I'll say LOTR, but I have reread other books and series as well, for instance the Earthsea series, Diana Wynne Jones' books and Gregory Frost's books Shadowbridge and Lord Tophet, to name a few.

 

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

 

The ones other people consider classics? Also any good book that's still popular after twenty or more years.

 

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

 

Any good book, I suppose.

 

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

 

Books of really low quality. It would be a shame to waste time on them.

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