- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in your post.
- Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.
- Nominate ten other bloggers (or up to 10).
- Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nominations.
Thank you Cath from To All The Books I’ve Read Before for tagging me!
1. What got you into reading?
Definitely my mother. She would always take me to the library as a fun day out on a weekend. I definitely grew up reading because of her.
2. Where is your favourite place to read?
It used to be the GO Train (a commuter train that I would take to work when I worked in the heart of Toronto). I don’t have to take the train in to work any more so my favourite place to read has now become my bed.
3. Do you have a group where you exchange different books with each other?
I used to be a part of a book club at my old job, but as of right now I am not a part of any group in which we exchange books with one another.
4. If you could pick a world from all the books you have read, which world would you live in?
Oh wow this is a tough one. I think the obvious answer would be the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but I’m going to be creative and come up with another answer as well. I think I might have to go with the world within Ready Player One. It’s obviously not the best of times, and I’m definitely not a gamer by any means, but I think it would be such an awesome experience to be a part of such a huge online scavenger hunt.
5. If you could bring back one author, who would it be?
Definitely Jack Kerouac. Actually, any member of the Beat Generation really. I find each and every one of them extremely fascinating and they were all great writers.
6. What are your views on today’s trend of books (mental illness, suicide, etc.) Is it educating readers or confusing them?
I honestly don’t have a problem with them at all as long as they are written in an uplifting and educational manner. The last thing you want is for someone to become even more depressed or unstable because of a story, but I think if they are written correctly and with the right tone of voice, they can be extremely beneficial. I have personally related to many books that deal with these issues and I find it comforting to be able to relate to the characters on the page.
7. What book have you been pressured to read?
Surprisingly, not a lot of my friends are heavy readers. I wouldn’t say I’ve actually really been pressured to read anything. A few friends have suggested books for me to read, such as Ready Player One and the Game of Thrones series, but they were already books that I had on my TBR. My friends were never forceful about me reading them because they know that eventually I’ll get to them.
8. What book you want to pressure people to read?
I always recommend Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, Mosquitoland by David Arnold, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess among many many others. I never force people to read anything, but I am pretty persistent when it comes to the above mentioned reads.
9. A book that made you cry buckets.
My friends joke around and say I have no soul because I honestly never cry during movies or television shows. I’ve literally cried during maybe 3 different movies and honestly, it was probably just a single tear. However, All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven was the first and only book to have ever made me cry. I guess I’m just not really much of an emotional person.
10. Worst movie adaptation ever?
Oh god. I think what upsets me the most isn’t how bad the adaptation is, but the amount that they changed it from the original content. For example, The D.U.F.F. was completely different from the book and although it was still a decent film, they may as well have just given it a brand new title as it was nothing like the book at all. Also, Unbroken was my favourite book that I read in 2014 and the film adaptation upset me due to the lack of detail in comparison to the amount in the novel.
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