Thanks to @elysiumwords for tagging me on this – your post inspired me to do one of my own. Tagging everyone I think might be interested or whose bookish asks gave me ideas:
Book or e-book?
Doesn’t matter, I like both.
Tea or coffee?
Tea! I’m one of those rare writers (and readers) who doesn’t drink coffee at all. Don’t like the taste of it.
Laying down or sitting up?
I prefer to sit while reading.
Bookmarks or dog-eared pages?
Bookmarks. But I mostly borrow books from the library so I’m guilty of using the plastic flap from the cover as bookmark.
What are you reading right now? Any good?
Odin’s Wolves by Giles Kristian. It’s the last book in his Raven trilogy and I’m loving it. It’s funny, it’s full of action and has enough gore for a whole series, ha ha.
Fantasy, paranormal romance, historical fiction, adventure, horror, anything that features mythology.
Where do you typically buy your books?
On Kindle as e-books, but if it’s a book with lots of photos I’ll get it at a bookstore. I recently got The Hobbit Chronicles: Creatures and Characters as a hardcover and that simply is the kind of book you need to own in physical format. It’s gorgeous.
What’s a book that didn’t live up to the hype for you?
Pride and Prejudice. Don’t know why, but I just couldn’t find anything special about it.
Popular series or books you didn’t like/didn’t finish?
The Hunger Games. Didn’t fascinate me.
Do you finish books no matter what and if not, what makes you quit?
If I find a book boring (be it the story or I don’t like the author’s style of writing) I’ll just scan through it until the end. I can’t bring myself to completely quit reading, though.
Have you read any non-fiction books?
I read lots of non-fiction. Mainly books about travel, history and music theory.
If you picked up a book and discovered it was about your life, would you peek at the ending?
I know I would. I’m much too curious for my own good.
A character you’ve connected to the most?
Glory from Glory O’ Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King. Though I differ from her in some ways, there are so many opinions and personality quirks we share.
Should an author provide extra content? Like a playlist for their books/characters?
Yes, if they have. I love it when authors include playlists or maps or stuff.
Would you rather read poems or 400+ page books for the rest of your life?
I love poems, but if I had to choose…400+ page books.
Any childhood books you particularly loved?
There was this really old book series my mum also used to read as a child, called the Treasure Chest series. That’s not its real name as it isn’t English, but anyway. There were 2 categories, the Junior Phase and Senior Phase and I remember so well that Book 3 in the Junior Phase had all of the Greek myths and legends in it, while Book 2 had lots of Norse myths. I just loved those stories – I read and acted them out over and over. The tale of Siegfried and Brunhilde was a firm favourite, ha ha.
RANDOM BONUS QUESTION: what’s one thing that you taught yourself? Guitar? Hockey? Mechanical engineering?
Electric guitar, yes. Also making my own leather cuffs and accessories – am currently busy painting a belt.
:) That’s it, hope you guys enjoyed my bookish Q & A!