A few months ago I created a blog tag. It was a lot of fun to create, and while coming up with the questions, I had thought about how fun it would be to answer them myself. Well, it turns out people wanted to know my answers after all. So, today I’m doing the tag!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog. (Thank you so much Julia Nelson and Allison Grace! :D)
- Include the Book-Lover Blog Tag graphic and rules in your post.
- Answer the questions.
- Nominate at least 5 new bloggers to do the tag.
1. What is your favorite thing about reading?
I love the ability to dive into a new world, explore new challenges, and make new friends. It’s like having another home away from home, and I think it’s a truly beautiful thing.
2. Which male character is your favorite?
There are two male characters that I absolutely adore, and I seriously can’t choose between them: Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games and Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races. They’re both so sweet and lovable, and aghhh… I love them SO MUCH!!! You can’t make me choose which I love more!
(I reviewed The Scorpio Races a couple of months ago, so if you want to read more about Sean Kendrick–because he’s AMAZING!–check out the review here 😉).
3. Which female character is your favorite?
Hmm… This one’s harder for me. I think I’d have to say Elisabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice or Hermione Granger from Harry Potter. Yes, I know. They’re extremely different. But they’re both so strong and brave, which is something I’ll always admire.
4. Who is your favorite villain of all time?
I love Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter. He’s such a complex villain, with concrete motives and goals and desires, all strongly influenced by his backstory. It’s rare you can clearly see–and even understand–how a villain turns into who he is, and I think J.K. Rowling killed it.
5. Who is your least favorite character of all time?
This one is really hard for me. There are a lot of characters I dislike, but there aren’t any that I genuinely hate.
Actually, I take that back. Peter Pettigrew. I genuinely hate Peter Pettigrew.
6. Which book do you think has the strongest plot?
I think Harry Potter probably has the strongest and most complex plot, but The Hunger Games trilogy and Jane Austen’s novels have much stronger themes. Of course, both plot and theme are extremely important, but I’ll always love The Hunger Games and Jane Austen better than Harry Potter, and it’s because themes will always stay with me in a way that the plot by itself never could.
7. What gets on your nerves the most in a story (a boring character, an unrealistic plot, etc.)?
While many people would say that cliches bother them the most, I’d have to disagree. When done well, no matter how overused, a cliche can be effective.
No, the thing that gets on my nerves the most in a book is an unrealistic plot. For example, the MC can’t constantly find himself in deadly situations and just happen to escape EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. That would NEVER happen in real life! I read a series where this happened numerous times, and it got on my nerves to no ends. 😫
8. Which book has the best cover (share a picture!)?
The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson has a GORGEOUS cover! I’ve never seen a cover so creative.
(Read my review for The Girl Who Could See here!)
9. Do you let people borrow your books? If so, are you specific about how they treat them?
Let’s just say I’m a little too concerned about how people treat my books. Like, my book has to be perfect when returned to me. I’ll go so far as to say that I only let a few specific people borrow my books because I don’t want them getting ruined.
Ridiculous, I know. I shouldn’t care so much. Don’t people say that the best books are the ones that are falling apart because they’ve been loved the most?
10. If a movie could be made based on any book, which book would you choose?
The Scorpio Races. I don’t even have to think twice about it.
11. Which author has inspired you most?
Hmm… This is hard… Jane Austen, maybe?? I’ve only read a couple of her books, but they’re so inspiring. I don’t know… I also love Tolkien.
12. What single book would you be unable to live without?
Yeah, I’m definitely mad at myself for picking this question all those months ago when creating this tag. If only I had known that I would be answering it…
I think I’d have to say Pride and Prejudice. I could read it 50+ times and still learn something every single time. That’s the kind of story that never grows old.
Bloggers I Nominate
Since I nominated a bunch of bloggers for this tag a few months ago, I don’t know any more to nominate. So, consider yourself nominated! I’d love to see your answers to the questions!
Who are some of your favorite characters? Least favorite characters? Do you like any of the books I mentioned? What are your favorite book covers? Talk to me in the comments!