I was tagged by Morgan @ Gone With the Words to participate in this tag! She was tagged 3 times and decided to answer all 30 questions, and told those she tagged to pick 10 to answer. I tag Rachel @ Beauty & the Bookshelf, Emily @ Falling for YA, and Luna’s Little Library, and ask that you answer the ten questions I offer at the end!
1. If you could choose one book to re-read once a year for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oh, this is terrible. I’m torn between the entirety of the Harry Potter series (does it come in one volume? Wait, don’t answer that. If it does, you know my book hoarding instinct will kick in. What a heavy package that’d be on my doorstep), One Day by David Nicholls, and Jane Eyre. I’ve no idea. Oh no. OH NO.
At this moment, let’s go with Harry Potter.
2. What book character have you identified with the most while reading?
Depends on aspects of my personality. Sometimes I’m Lara Jean in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, sometimes I’m Cath in Fangirl, and sometimes I’m Anna in Anna and the French Kiss. While Jane (Jane Eyre of course — how could you not know that by now if you follow me?) is definitely a kindred spirit in many ways, I think these contemporary teen girls are most easily identifiable for me. At this moment in my life, I think Lara Jean is the most innocent yet mature and confident of the group.
3. Is there a book everyone hates and you love?
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. I don’t think people hate it, necessarily, but you’re either an Austen reader or you’re not, and more often than not, readers don’t enjoy this gothic satire outside of its academic context. Why must we nitpick these books? Why can’t this be a fun read?
4. Name three fictional places you would move to in a heartbeat.
Hogsmeade, fictional London, and Blythewood.
5. What is your favorite movie or television adaptation of a book you’ve read.
WHY SO HARD. WHY. Let’s go with Death Comes to Pemberley. (Only because I read North & South after seeing the BBC adaptation, so that doesn’t count.)
6. Your top three recommendations for someone who doesn’t read YA.
7. Who is your most-owned author?
JK Rowling, only because I have so many editions of the Harry Potter series. The number surpasses Jane Austen and Charlotte Brontë.
8. Would you rather have a new Harry Potter series about Harry in his later years, or a Marauders-era book series?
Marauders (rise of Voldemort), Dumbledore (rise of Grindewald), Founders…you name it, I’m down for it.
9. How do you pick your next read?
If it’s an ARC, it’s based on publication date and length of the book. But with published books, it’s a mixture of pulling from my TBR jar and recent recommendations from other bloggers and readers. Lots of staring at my overflowing TBR bookcase, really.
10. When and why did you start blogging?
I began December 2011 shortly after receiving my acceptance letter into Rosemont’s publishing graduate program. I thought I’d build a blog focused on publishing industry news and my own book reviews. I quickly learned that…well, I needed to learn a lot about the industry before I could discuss it — and then found that I greatly preferred reading and editing and reviewing on a blog platform, and verbally discussing the industry in person.
And now it’s your turn! Answer these 10 questions, link back here, and tag 3 other book bloggers!
1. What is the very first book you remember reading on your own?
2. What was the first book series that got you reading like crazy? (Harry Potter, Narnia, Lemony Snicket…?)
3. Which author is an automatic buy for you?
4. How many books do you carry with you each day?
5. Do you have a favorite bookstore? What do you love about it?
6. What would your dream book be? (Plot, character, setting, topic, genre…?)
7. Pick a genre. Name three books you’d recommend to someone who normally doesn’t read that genre.
8. Name three fictional places you’d move to instantly.
9. If you could be any character in any book, who would it be and why?
10. What do you plan to read next?