My lovely friend Julianne over at Outlandish Lit nominated me for an award! Not just any award, but the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Excuse me while I blush.... Okay, I'm back.
Now, here's how this works. I get to answer the 10 questions Julianne set, and then I get to ask my nominees 10 questions of my very own (*evil laugh*). Got it? Good. Let's get started.
1. What is the weirdest book you've ever read?
I'd have to go with Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith on this one. Giant grasshoppers begin hatching from humans and run amok, multiplying at an alarming rate and taking over. And that's just the beginning.
2. What's your favourite book cover?
Okay, so I have to include two... because I just can't pick:
3. Condense the summary of your least favourite book into a haiku.
I don't haiku. Even for you, Julianne. (Unless I'm very, very drunk. And then it's not so much a haiku as random sentence fragments that sound kind of haiku-y...)
4. If you've met an author, who was it? If not, who would you like to meet?
I've actually met a couple, two of whom are family friends - Ronald Wright and Deborah Campbell. Some of the nicest (and intimidatingly smartest) people you will ever meet. They're also avid readers, so chatting with them about books is some of the most fun I've ever had (and always increases my TBR list exponentially!).
5. Tell me your personal eBook feelings.
I dunno, Julianne. This isn't the sort of thing you talk about with just anyone, you dig? This is 3rd shot conversation. Okay, fine. I say give 'er. I do think they're overpriced considering the limitations (on lending them, on saving them, on transferring them between devices) but as someone who's thrown out my back lugging too many books around, I love my e-reader, particularly when I'm traveling.
6. What book do you recommend to people most?
Well that really depends on what I'm excited about at the moment. The Fault In Our Stars was a big recommendation in 2013. Station Eleven was a big one last year. So far this year If I Fall, If I Die is the biggest hit.
7. How do you feel about open endings?
I rarely like them.
8. You're Jack in The Shining. What line from a book will you type over and over again to frighten your family?
I refuse to read or watch The Shining because I like my sleep sans nightmares, thank you very much. I also can't remember any scary lines off the top of my head! Something about redrum or bloody Mary?? (Why do you hate us, Julianne? Geez.)
9. What's the worst book recommendation you've ever received?
Hmmm. I don't recall any specifically bad recommendations because I tend to just read whatever I was going to read anyway, unless it really sounds great in which case it usually is. I can tell you that of books everyone seemed to love, I did not like Divergent or The Maze Runner or These Broken Stars as much as everyone else.
10. What book would you have sent into space to best represent humans?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The real one. The one that says "Don't Panic" on the cover. Cos, you know, if you're floating around in space you're probably a little bit stressed out.
Okay, so that's it for Julianne's questions - now it's my turn!
My 10 Questions
- What 2015 book are you most excited about?
- Which blog did you discover recently that you can't believe you didn't know about?
- What's the best book outside of your regular genres/topics/authors you've read in the past year? (You can extend this time-frame if you haven't been reading adventurously lately!)
- Judging books by their covers: yay or nay?
- What's your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?
- Which fictional world do you wish you could move into?
- Hardcover or paperback?
- How many books do you read in a week, on average, and are you happy with your number?
- Which books are on the top of your TBR list?
- Because this is Backlist Books, which books published at least a year ago are highest on your TBR?
- Karen at One More Page
- Katrin at Land of Candy Canes
- Martha at I'd Rather Be Reading
- Trisha at eclectic/eccentric
- Katie at Bookish Tendencies
- Stacie and Amanda at Beautiful Bookish Butterflies
- Andi at Estella's Revenge
- Lindsey at Reeder Reads
- Shannon at River City Reading
- Rachel at Confessions of a Book Geek
- And, of course, Julianne at Outlandish Lit in case she wants to answer the questions.