My friend, Camilla, tagged me to do this Ultimate book-tag. Here is a link to hers, if you want to read that as well. I don’t usually do posts about books, but I’m actually a big reader and I thought this would be fun to do!
- Do you get sick while reading in the car?
If I’m on the highway or on a train I have no problems reading, but if we’re driving in the city or I’m on the bus I get a little sick so I usually stop reading at that point.
- Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I’m a huge fan of Dan Brown and his way of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat throughout an entire book.
- Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Three points for Harry Potter:
- I was following the series from the beginning and I waited for each new book to come out.
- J.K. Rowling made her readers fall in love with every single character and their storyline.
- They are fun to re-read many times because every little thing is important somehow so when you go back and read the previous books, you discover why an otherwise unimportant thing was mentioned.
- Do you carry a book bag?
Not exactly. I have a bag that carries my computer and my books for school, but no particular book bag.
- Do you smell your books?
No. But I do like cracking the back on paperbacks.
- Books with or without little illustrations?
Without. Sometimes they distract me more than they do good and if they ‘spoil’ something farther down the page, I start scanning the page for the spoiler rather than just read the book.
- What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
The Pretty Little Liars series. I still love reading the books and I just recently re-read (some of) them, but let’s be honest – it’s just good entertainment, not the greatest addition to the art of writing.
- Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood?
iMy brother had checked out the third Harry Potter book from the school library and when he finished school, he forgot to take it back so he passed it on to me. When I was about to finish school 5 years later, I felt so guilty of having it on my shelf that I actually took it back myself. But of course the system had forgotten all about that one book from five years ago, so now I feel a little silly that I didn’t just keep the book..
- What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Le Petit Prince (in Danish)
- What is the thickest book on your shelf?
My Beatles – Anthology book. The pages are bigger than A4 and it is very long and weighs a ton. I actually brought it back from England once and I had to put all of my clothes in my carry-on bag so my luggage wouldn’t cost me extra. The Harry Potter series (especially number 5) take up a good amount of space as well.
- Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I have a lot of documents on my computer with abstracts of stories I’d like to write once, but each time I sit down and try, it never comes out like I want it to. If only my writing skills could keep up with my imagination. Most of the stories are actually things I’ve dreamt!
- When did you get into reading?
I don’t remember the starting point, I just remember always reading. Maybe it started with Harry Potter.
- What is your favorite classic book?
I’m actually not that into classics..
- In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Definitely! It was always the subject I enjoyed the most because I was able to excel here.
- If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
Thank them, and take it back. No fuss – they don’t need to know why/that I took it back.
- What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
Lesser known might be a long shot, but the Divergent Series is pretty close. The Maze Runner also has the same premis (Average guy/girl has ability to save the day in a post-apocalyptic society).
- What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while filming?
- What is your favorite word?
‘Needn’t’. I saw it in the tube in London once and I thought ‘Oh my God, that’s actually a word’ and because it surprised me so much, it has just stuck with me.
- Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
- Vampires or Fairies? Why?
If it is fairies as in Tinkerbell, then fairies. The whole vampire-myth has been too popularized and taken too far away from the original myth for my taste.
- Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters because that would be an amazing ability to have!
- Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits. Just because. Although, I do like Remus Lupin!
- Zombies or Vampires?
Vampires. The zombie myth/theory has too many holes in it.
- Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Both! Love, love, love!
- AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Dan Brown does the action-packed stories really well, J.K. Rowling has lovely every-day-like stories before the big action-packed ending, which I also like. But I also really like chick-lit novels where the storyline is straight-forward and just about love where you can ‘live’ the book because it is more relateable.
Thank you for reading – I hope you liked reading this and getting to know me a little better.