Monday, September 26, 2011

25 Bookish Q & A

Last week I saw a great vlog by Christina answering some book related questions. It sounded fun, so I got her permission to take the questions and try to answer them myself.

I must admit I found some questions quite challenging to answer. And some of my answers will be repetitive for those of you who read my blog.

Nevertheless, here they are, 25 bookish Q & A:

1.               What percent of books do you get from the library and what percent do you get else where?

I get 80 – 90 % of books from the library or from friends and I buy the rest. I’ve also got some review copies since I started blogging.

2.               What character would you want to be and why?

Galadriel. Because she’s gentle, wise, and has seen many wonderful things and she remains good in spite of being through a lot of bad things.

3.               What is your favourite book from your childhood?

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren.

4.               What is your favourite book?

The Lord of the Rings. Also see question 15.

5.               Which book series do you have the most books of?

Sadler’s Wells series by Lorna Hill – I have ten books.

6.               Do you buy used books or use swap.com?

Neither. If I pay for a book, I rather pay for a new one. Swap.com is not available where I live.
7.               Who is your favourite/hottest guy or girl?

Currently: Damon Salvatore. I only read The Vampire Diaries books this year (all 7), and I was already sold by The Fury. To those who are fed up with me and this topic: don’t worry, this too shall (probably) pass someday.

8.               What is your favourite book cover?

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer.
New Moon (Twilight, #2)

9.               What is your favourite type of book cover?

I like it simple, but symbolic, telling something about the book even though you find out what only after you read the book.

10.            What was the first book you read?

I can’t remember. It was probably a fairy-tale book, but I have no idea which.

11.            What is your favourite book to movie adaption?

There are several book to movie adaptations I like, I can't really say which is my favourite: The Lord of the Rings (Didn't see that one coming, did you?), P. S. I Love You, The Time Traveler's Wife, Charlotte Gray,...

12.            When did you start making videos on youtube?

I will rephrase this question to “When did you start blogging?” The answer is last summer, so a little over one year ago.

13.            Where is the best place to read?
My bed.

14.            Have you written your own fan fiction for a book?

Written: no. Made up whole freaking novels in my mind: oh, yes! It happens either when I’m not happy with the ending, or when I like the characters so much I want more of them, so I just make up a continuation and mix it up with other stories and characters, and make up new stories, and so on … But I haven’t written down any actual fan fiction yet. I might do that in the future.

15.            If you could only read 3 books for the rest of your life what would they be?

This question is a tough one. It would be easier to list just one book (the third place was especially problematic to fill). After a long thinking, I've come up with the following:
1)               The Lord of the Rings. Counts as one book, right?
2)               A historical novel by a Slovene author F. S. Finzgar, I think it might be translated into English as Under the Free Sun or something like that. It was first published in 1906-1907 so the information about potential translation into English is vague. The novel is about Slavic tribes in the time of the Byzantine Empire and it is my favourite book side by side with The Lord of the Rings
3)               Is it cheating if I say The Twilight Saga? It’s a saga, even though there are four books.

16.            What is the longest book you have read?

Again: The Lord of the Rings.

17.            If you were to write a book what would the title be and why?

The Worlds Inside Me. Because it would be about all the stories and characters that live in my head. Of course, that would be an extremely chunky book, so I would have to break it down into several books/parts (I’m working on it), titling those would be much trickier. 

18.            How many books did you read last month?

I read five books in August.

19.            What is the last book you read?

London’s Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch.

20.            Do you fantasize yourself in books you like?

Yes, sometimes.

21.            What is your favourite bookstore?

It’s a book store down town (name wouldn’t tell you anything as it is not an international chain), basically the largest we have, I’ve been going there since I was a child, they have a really large selection of books and a nice atmosphere.

22.            Hardback or paperback?

Can’t decide, both have pros and cons.

23.            Do you have more than one copy of the same book?

Depends on a definition. I have several books both in English original and in Slovene translation: The Lord of the Rings (who’d think of that, uh?), The Silmarillion, and The Twilight Saga. I used to have some double copies of exactly the same book, but I gave the extra copies away and kept just one copy of each book.

24.            Would you rather read about vampires or werewolves?

Vampires.

25.            Do you own more than 150 books? If not would you?

I’m getting there. Again it depends on what I count. I have around 110 books of fiction (and the pile is growing, as much as my tight finances allow), but then if I add non-fiction, the number comes very close to 150. So, yes, I would own more than 150 books.

4 comments:

  1. Yay for Galadriel! I'd want to be Arwen, for a lot of reasons. Haha.
    Oh and you should totally make a post and show us all your LOTR copies. I think that'd be awesome to see!

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  2. I love your answers! The questions are interesting and this seems like a lot of fun, I might take this quizz myself. Galadriel, yay! She is wonderful.

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  3. @ Jillian: Arwen would be a great character to be, too:) Thanks for the idea for the post, I actualy have only two copies of LOTR (Slovene and English), but if I show off all of my books by Tolkien besides those, that would be something to see:) I might just do that someday.

    @ Irena: Sure, it would be fun to see your answers!

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  4. How fun! LOL I love your passion for LOTR, it makes me feel normal for blabbing about Outlander all the time.

    I can't even remember the last time when I owned 150 books! I would never be able to go back to that time again, I own like 800 now... of course the honeyman would love it if I cut back to 150, lol.

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