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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:

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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.

Favourite genres?

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!

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“As a child I paid very little attention to authors’ names; they were irrelevant; I did not believe in authors. To be perfectly candid, this is still true. I do not believe in authors. A book exists, it’s there. The author isn’t there — some grown-up you never met — may even be dead. The book is what is real. You read it, you and it form a relationship, perhaps a trivial one, perhaps a deep and lasting one. As you read it word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And, as you read and reread, the book of course participates in the creation of you, your thoughts and feelings, the size and temper of your soul. Where, in all this, does the author come in? Like the God of the eighteenth-century deists, only at the beginning. Long ago, before you and the book met each other. The author’s work is done, complete; the ongoing work, the present act of creation, is a collaboration by the words that stand on the page and the eyes that read them.”

- Ursula K. Le Guin, from “Books Remembered,” Children’s Book Council Calendar xxxvi:2 (November 1977)

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I usually don’t post this type of stuff, but something like this needs to be shared among fellow book lovers.

In one of my Facebook book groups, this girl posted that she received an arc for a book, unsolicited, for an honest review. She ended up dnfing it and put a review on Goodreads saying why she DNF’d it and ended saying that it just wasn’t for her. That shouldn’t be a problem right?

Well, the author responded a little nasty to her review and questioning why even write one when she DNF’d the book. This in turn led to other people commenting on how unprofessional he was being. Now from what I read, these people were not being rude to the author (at least not at first), but were just trying to back up why the girl wrote a review for a DNF’d book. He responded to that, then rated his own book 5 stars. Now I’ve seen other author rate their own book before, but his reasoning is flawed. I would hope he didn’t give an arc to only one reviewer.

The book is The Beasts of Success by Jasun Ether. It is a shame because the book does sound interesting, but his attitude has put me off from his book. Now for the pictures of the review and the comments. So y’all can read it yourselves and make your own opinion.

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Started reading Cormac Mccarthy’s The Road. Kept giving it the benefit of the doubt. Don’t like it. I love this kind of stories but weird descriptions, robotic repetitive dialogue, boring. So i stopped reading it.

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 What’s left for them, then? There doesn’t seem to be a halfway position anymore. Too much has passed between them for that. So it’s over, and they’re just nothing? What would it even mean, to be nothing to her? He could avoid her, but as soon as he saw her again, even if they only glanced at one another outside a lecture hall, the glance could not contain nothing. He could never really want it to. He has sincerely wanted to die, but he has never sincerely wanted Marianne to forget about him. That’s the only part of himself he wants to protect, the part that exists inside her.

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I’ve been thinking about The Wire (as one does), and specifically about how sometimes it feels like a Sam Vimes fancast factory made for me xDD. Freamon, Daniels, Bunny… I could see them all in the part. Kima as a rule 63 version would work SO SO WELL too *-*

though my favourite one (though the character itself doesn’t fit the temperament nearly as well as the others xD. It’s more about the actor’s looks tbh), physically speaking –the others are all too tall and ~imposing and healthy/not-ragged looking lol–, and frankly, yes, for his addiction & recovery storyline, is Andre Royo as my dearest Bubbles:

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