Does this tag look familiar to you? If you’ve been around my site before, that might be because I’m back to do this tag for the third time! Previously, I participated in it here and here (the questions change each time).
This time, I’ve been tagged by Grace A. Johnson, who passed along some very fun-looking questions! Thanks, friend!
First of all, the rules:
- Thank and link the blogger who nominated you (Again, thank you so much, Grace!)
- Include the tag graphic in your post
- Answer the ten questions the blogger asked
- Nominate between five and ten bloggers
- Ask your nominees ten book-related questions!
- Don’t feel bound to these rules
- (Most importantly) Have fun!
And now for the questions!
What’s one book that you wished you would’ve written instead? (i.e The False Prince, Chronicles of Narnia, Hunger Games, Charlotte’s Web, etc.)
Hmm, if this means a book I wish I would’ve written for the credit, then maybe The Lord of the Rings? I would love to have created something so deep, expansive, and interesting, and with so many powerful themes woven throughout. If it means a book I wish I would’ve written so I could change part of it, then I’d say…The Fault in Our Stars. That book sucked me in, and I think it had lots of potential to be really impactful. However, there was too much unnecessary content that keeps me from rereading it, or sharing it with others.
What type of book character would you be? (i.e best friend, comedic side character, wise mentor, etc.)
To be completely honest, I could definitely see myself being the minor but loyal side character that may or may not even have a name, because they’re going to die off in the first few chapters/minutes, haha. And if I managed to survive longer, then I think I’d still just be a loyal side character. I wouldn’t want the pressure of being the mentor, I’m not funny enough to be the comic relief, and I certainly hope I wouldn’t be the villain!
Do you prefer humorous stories, more serious stories, or both?
It depends on my mood, but in general, I prefer more serious stories. The best combination is when its a serious, deep story but has little bits of humor sprinkled throughout. Not enough to cheapen the story line, but enough to keep it from getting too dark. I’ve been told I’m weird for liking stories with sad endings (ex. Bridge to Terabithia), but I just appreciate stories that are so deep and well-written that they make you feel.
I never mind a good, clean comedy either though. Sometimes you just need to laugh!
What’s one book that you’d like to change the ending to?
I had to think about this one for a while, actually, but I’d change part of The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C. S. Lewis. Not necessarily the end of the book, but since that book is the end of the series, I’m going to say it counts. It’s always made me really sad that Susan turned her back on Narnia and Aslan, especially because I know it’s an allegory to what will happen in the end times, and that makes me think of real people I know. So I wish I could change that – both in the story and in real life. Maybe that’s a cheat answer, but oh well.
Which author is your favorite and why?
Oh no, not this question! There are far too many authors whose works I enjoy, and also, just because I like the author doesn’t mean that all their books will be my favorites. However, one great author I discovered this year is Nadine Brandes. So far, I’ve read her novels Fawkes, Romonav, and am working through her A Time to Die series, and I can honestly say they’re all in my favorite books list. Creative, engaging, and with strong but subtle Christian themes? Yes please! If that sounds good to you, I recommend looking her up!
Where is your favorite place to read a book?
Probably outside somewhere, provided its a nice day. There’s just something about hearing birds, and feeling the breeze and sunshine while flipping through pages that’s just so calming. And not in a busy public space or else I can’t really concentrate. Somewhere pretty quiet and secluded is perfect. Realistically though, I do most of my reading while sitting at my desk, or while standing and supervising little kids for my work. Right now I’m usually too happy to get to read that I don’t really care where it is, haha.
What genre of book would best describe your personality? (i.e drama, comedy, adventure, etc.)
This is a really good question! I don’t think my favorite genres to read (adventure, dystopian, etc.) describe my personality very well. Instead, I’ll get very specific and niche, and say historical fantasy. I’m not over-the-top adventurous, and am usually content not to rock the boat or draw extra attention to myself. I like things to be realistic and have structure. That said, I also have a creative streak and enjoy adding my own twists to things to give them just enough uniqueness and make them memorable. So I think that works?
What’s your favorite book cover?
This is yet another question that I never have a good answer for. I like so many covers, for all different reasons. Some because of their simplicity, some because of their depth, some just because of their colors . . . Previously, I’ve shared a mix of my favorites, and this is one of them! (I’ve never read The Girl the Sea Gave Back but I love the combination of the bold letters, colors, and the intrigue of the woman in the sea.)
Have you ever been carsick while reading a book during a drive?
I’ve never gotten carsick before, but I’ve definitely gotten very car-nauseous. Unfortunately, I can’t read anything while I’m riding in a vehicle without getting queasy. Signs aren’t usually an issue, but books or even reading much on my phone just doesn’t work for me. So that’s a bummer on long car rides, but at least I enjoy watching the scenery!
What’s one fiction book that’d you’d give to a friend with no hesitation?
Hind’s Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It’s a sweet allegory and one of my very favorite books. It never fails to encourage me and remind me of the character of our Good Shepherd, Jesus. Even without seeing the Christian themes and references, it’s a touching story, but when reading it and knowing it’s an allegory, it makes it so powerful. I know it’s not everyone’s style, but I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good book.
Because I’ve already done this tag, and tagged a bunch of bloggers each time, I’m just going to extend an open invitation to anyone reading this. If this looks like fun to you, please hop in! The more the merrier!
And like Grace, I’m going to pass these same questions onto you because I think they’re really fun and creative!
Here they are again:
1. What’s one book that you wished you would’ve written instead? (i.e The False Prince, Chronicles of Narnia, Hunger Games, Charlotte’s Web, etc.)
2. What type of book character would you be? (i.e best friend, comedic side character, wise mentor, etc.)
3. Do you prefer humorous stories, more serious stories, or both?
4. What’s one book that you’d like to change the ending to?
5. Which author is your favorite and why?
6. Where is your favorite place to read a book?
7. What genre of book would best describe your personality? (i.e drama, comedy, adventure, etc.)
8. What’s your favorite book cover?
9. Have you ever been carsick while reading a book during a drive?
10. What’s one fiction book that’d you’d give to a friend with no hesitation?
Well, thank you for joining me once more with this fun tag! I enjoyed answering these questions, and I hope you enjoyed coming along for the ride. Thanks for being a fellow bookworm!
How would YOU answer these questions? If you have a blog and want to participate, consider yourself tagged! Or if you’d rather let me know your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!