Questions for a Reader

Samstag, 23. August 2014

   Hey guys!
   So I saw this little survey/question thing over at Bookables blog and thought it looks like fun so I want to do it too. Hope you'll find it interesting!
   Let's go!

1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?

   I would say this has to be my German copy of Happy Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling which I've had for the past 10 years, I think.

2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you'll read next?

   A few days ago I finished My Soul to Lose by Rachel Vincent. Currently I'm reading My Soul to Take by the same author and depending on if I'll enjoy it, I might continue the series and read My Soul to Save. If I end up not enjoying it I might read finally read Cinder by Marissa Mayer which has been waiting to be read on my shelve for way too long.

3. What book did everyone like and you hated?

   I think there are two potential answers to this question. For one there would be Uglies by Scott Westerfeld which I totally couldn't get into. I read a trilogy written by him before and enjoyed it a lot but somehow Uglies just really didn't do it for me. Somehow it was too predictable, at least the first 30% which made me put the book down. And another book that everyone seems to like yet I totally can't get into or enjoy is The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patric Ness. I've heard a ton of good things about that one and I tried to read it but I just couldn't. Maybe I'll try again one day.

4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?

   The Space Between by Kristie Cook. When I first bought it I was really pumped to read it but by now I'm not really sure if I'm still interested in it. 

5. Which book are you saving for "retirement"?

 The Game of Thrones books by George R. R. Martin. I absolutely love the TV series and I promised myself that one day I'll read all of the books but they are just so huge and intimidating.

6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end? 

   I always wait until the end to read the last page. Not without a reason it's the last page. I just don't like knowing how the book will end.

7. Acknowledgements: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside? 

   Depending on the author I actually sometimes read the acknowledgements, maybe just because I would like people to read mine. Not that they are interesting or anything, but if an author bothered to write them, why not read them. Mostly it's just a page or two so it won't even take long.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?

   Hermione Granger, because she's awesome and smart. Or Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead because Dimitri Belicov, that's enough explaining.

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?

How about Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky which introduced me to the world of dystopian novels and made me fall in love with it like nothing before.

10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.

    I acquire most of my book via Amazon, which ain't really interesting but a few years ago I was visiting a antiques store in Poland which also sold used books. There I happened to find a really nice copy of Happy Potter and the Deathly Hollows. Despite it being a used copy it still looks really nice and I just love it.

11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?


12. Which book has been with you to the most places?

    Midnighters: Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld. I took that book with me to Budapest two years ago and before that also to Poland. Now it looks extremely beaten, has a completely broken spine and it's just really sad to look at but I still love it.

13. Any "required reading" you hated in high school that wasn't so bad ten years later?

    I just finished school so I have to wait another 10 years to answer that question. But if I'd have to give a better answer I'd say A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami. I read this book for English about 3 years ago. While reading it at school I really didn't like it, but now I actually think it's a decent book.

14. What is the strangest item you've ever found in a book?

    Not sure. 

15. Used or brand new?

    I prefer brand new but I don't mind used books. I own about 12 used books. 

16. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?

   A genius through and through. Love his books. 

17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?

    Warm Bodies. The movie was better than the book, though maybe I only think that way because I've seen the movie before reading the book. I don't know. 

18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been introduced to celluloid?

    No clue. 

19. Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?

    About any book that features cupcakes, Mexican food or cake. 

20. Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take?

   That's a hard one. Most of my friends don't read or if they do, they have a completely different taste in books then I do. 

   And that was it. Hope you liked it and feel free to take those questions onto your blog and answer them. Leave me a link to it in the comments if you do because I'm curious.


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