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1. What was the last book you read?
Fae Conqueror by Sarah KL Wilson
2. Was it a good one?
Yes, I liked the series.
3. What made it good?
Mmm.. the character growth and interweaving intrigued me. It was very fae, and twisty.
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
Yes, definitely. It was fun, and kind of mind bendy.
5. How often do you read?
Constantly. It’s almost a necessity to distract me from chronic pain issues, but I also just love it.
6. Do you like to read?
Yes, absolutely! I always have, I think.
7. What was the last bad book you read?
I’d say… I really didn’t like Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin. You can come at me for it.
8. What made you dislike it?
The book is supposedly “romantic.” I really disliked the romantic story arc… And it just kept ALMOST going somewhere and not *quite* getting there! I found it really frustrating and it just made me lose patience with it.
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
I’ve co-written before, but I’m not motivated enough to write a whole book on my own. I love writing with others, though! And editing is fun. I’ve written with my dad, and I edit for my family. We have a lot of good writers!
10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
I think there are too many to mention, to be completely honest. It would be easier to choose a time in my life and then ask about which books were influencing me at the time.
11. Do you read fan fiction?
Sometimes ... not much though. It’s weird.
12. Do you write fan fiction?
Nope. It’d be interesting, maybe?
13. What's your favorite book?
Uh…. nope. Can I have a shelf? Do you know how many books I’ve read?!
14. What's your least favorite book?
Hmm… I’ve never really considered a negative rating of them. Maybe “Of Mice and Men?” Oooh- “Wuthering Heights,” or “Great Expectations.” That’s a hard one… I’ll think about it.
I hate unhappy endings.
15. Do you prefer physical books or read on a device?
I really relish having a physical book. But my joints can’t handle holding books for as many hours as I read anymore. So I mostly read digitally now. I still LOVE having books to go on my shelves and to lend and smell and hold, though. It’s a hard decision.
16. When did you learn to read?
I’ll ask my mom… she says… 4 1/2
17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan or The Giver
18. What is your favorite book series?
There are too many that I love to choose just one. If I HAD to choose one knapsack to take with me on a desert island…
The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, The Inkeeper Chronicles by Illora Andrews and
The Veil Diaries by B.L. Brunnemer would be must haves. Can’t I just bring my Kindle, dude?
19. Who is your favorite author?
Um… my dad? Yep. Going with that one. I can’t choose…
20. What is your favorite genre?
Young Adult counts, right?
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
Hm. Favorite as in, I’m fascinated and would love to meet them, or favorite as in… I am fascinated by this character development and love reading about them but think they should never leave the page because it would be unsafe for my marriage?
Also, “favorites” questions need to stop because this hurts my brain.
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
I think every book.
23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
24. Which book do you wish DIDN'T have a sequel?
…. I’ll think on this.
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
It depends a lot. If it’s between 200 and 400 pages, anywhere from three to six hours.
26. Do you like when books become movies?
Usually not, but I’ve been surprised before.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaption?
Eragon. So sad. So very sad. So many people will never read it now.
28. Which movie has done a book justice?
Divergent by Veronica Roth was quite good. Especially Four. Yup. He did his accent quite well, I thought, have you heard the actor’s real one?
29. Do you read newspapers?
No, not unless I’m looking for something. I ought to more.
30. Do you read magazines?
Ew. No… they keep sending them, though.
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Refer to previous. I’ll assume you didn’t read the answers.
32. Do you read while in bed?
I really shouldn’t. Sometimes, usually when I have a migraine and can’t move much.
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
Sometimes ... not usually.
34. Do you read while in the car?
Yep, I’m one of the lucky ones who can.
35. Do you read while in the bath?
I love to. I have one of those fancy trays that can hold stuff above the water for me like a bamboo butler.
36. Are you a fast reader?
I think so. My husband thinks it’s unnatural. I love it, because it generally means my retention and super long term memory is low, so I can re-read a book that I loved in a few years.
37. Are you a slow reader?
I can't be a slow reader, even when I really really try, which is frustrating actually.
38. Where is your favorite place to read?
In a really hot bath with mineral salts, with my pupper sitting next to me on her pillow.
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
Not unless I get too tired and need to go to bed. That usually happens around… 6 in the morning when I’ve stayed up waaaay too long reading seven books.
40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
No, I like having ocean waves or rain noise the best.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
My parents and grandparents have always surrounded me with books and talked about their love of reading, which made it natural to me. And my dad’s an English teacher, so that helps a lot.
42. What book is next on your list to read?
Look me up on Goodreads… I have a long list, really.
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
I think I started about 8, with Harriet the Spy, or Little House on the Prairie.
44. Who is your favorite children's book author?
Louisa May Alcott
45. Which author would you most want to interview?
Stephenie Meyer, to be honest. I think she must have a lot to gripe about.
46. Which author do you think you'd be friends with?
I’d love to know who I have most in common with. I’ve no idea.
47. What book have you reread the most?
Huh. I’d like to know this too… I would guess Jane Eyre. It’s been a “mope” book since I was young.
48. Which books do you consider "classics"?
I think “classics” are defined differently depending on when and where you live. They are what “refined” young men and women can and should be able to discuss and what is supposed to them develop good morals and ideology.
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
That would be a looooong and very detailed answer. That would involve references.
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don’t think any books should be banned, truly, but I think that there should be rules determining what is appropriate to bring to school.