Monday, October 13, 2014

THE RANDOM QUESTION TAG

(I'm so terribly behind on tags and what not.  Sorry!  Midterms are insane at the moment.  I'm going to try and catch up with everything this week.)




I was tagged by the lovely Gloria over at GloriaTheViolinist who has also answered these questions here. Be sure to check her out!  Thank you for the tag!  In this tag, I will be answering 18 random questions.

1. Have you ever thrown a book?
Yep.  And not only have I thrown a book, I've thrown my Kindle, too! (Onto my bed, but still.)

2. Do you like lengthy books or short books?
Depends on how engaging a story is, but in general succinct and straight-to-the-point books are great for me in literary fictions and longer, more descriptive books are better in fantasy.

3. If you don't like a book, do you stop reading it or finish it?
In general, I finish it because I'm probably going to deconstruct the heck out of it and have so much fun.  But there have been a few times where I just couldn't finish a book.  Most of the time, if I can't finish it, it's because there's no deeper meaning to be found that I could agree or disagree with.

4. Do you stop reading when you're tired or when a chapter finishes?
I stop reading when I pass out. I don't even close the book, I legit just pass out mid-sentence.
  
5. How do you organize your shelf?
By genre.

6. Paperback or Hardcover?
Paperback.  Cheaper, easier to read and I love writing in the margins.

7. What book can you not wait to read?
Anything for fun.  Uni is sucking out my soul.

8. A book you wish could be turned into a graphic novel?
Not sure I want any of them to be... unless it's done by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.  Maybe Good Omens.  Does that already exist? 

9. A book that disappointed you?
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas and Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas.  Literally for the exact same reason.

10. What book made you cry recently?
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs.  It's her account of being a slave and there's a part where she teaches another slave to read so that he could read the Bible.  I'm not even a Christian, but his will to learn and devotion to God were so beautiful to read about that I just started tearing up.  To love something so strongly is beautiful.

11. Do you prefer buying books online or going to the bookstore?
Going to the bookstore.  It's like coming home.

12. Do you prefer to listen to music while reading or to read in silence?
Read in silence.  I wish I could listen to music while I read, but I'm too easily distracted.

13. What is the weirdest thing you've ever experienced while reading a book?
Not sure I've ever experienced anything weird... but I did read in the Louvre, right outside the Mona Lisa.  -toots horn-

14. What was your first fandom?
Kingdom Hearts!

15. What fictional character do you relate to the most?
Lizzie Bennett and Lydia Bennett.  Lizzie because I'm bold (maybe too bold), enjoy talking with people and being witty and can handle myself.  Lydia because I can be quite silly and ridiculous, but I have the advantage of having good parents.  Honestly, if Lydia had had parents that actually cared about her and took care of her, she would not have turned out as she did.  I really think Mr. Bennett is one of the worst literary parents of all time.

16. What fictional character do you wish you were more like?
I like myself as I am, to be honest, lol.  I do wish I had Tyrion Lannister's eye for strategy, though.  I bet he's good at math.  I wish I were good at math.

17. If you could spend a whole day with five characters, who would you pick?
Tyrion Lannister,  Frederick Douglass (he counts because he wrote a book about himself so he made himself a character), Harriet Jacobs, Keenan and Seth from Wicked Lovely.

18. What is a book that exceeded all of your expectations?
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  Wow, what a seriously beautiful book!


I'm not sure who has done this tag, so I'm hesitantly tagging:

Morrighan @ Elysian Fields
The Misses @ Fangirling Misses



18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tag Jules. Love reading your answers and getting to know you a bit more

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  2. Thanks for tagging me Jules, I would do it ASAP!
    I agree with you when it comes to lenghty books, I love my fantasy reads to be HUGE! LOL
    And so jealous you could read in the Louvre, I guess that felt so amazing.

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    1. Haha, tbh the Louvre was really overwhelming for me, which is why I escaped into a book for a bit. There were so many people and it was so huge that I went into temporary shut down mode. xD

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  3. Great answers !
    Having read in the louvre is pretty cool !! XD

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  4. I really try to finish all books I start, too. Yes, so I can deconstruct them, but also because - if I've put so much time and effort into getting so far into a book - I don't want that to go to waste. But that's just me. Lol.

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/

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    1. Haha, in general I try and finish it too, but if it's just too vapid, I'm not going to waste my time. XD I'll stop and then MAYBE pick it up again (but generally no).

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  5. I laughed so hard when you said you pass out in the middle of a sentence, cause I definitely do the same exact thing! If I'm reading a paperback, I constantly have to search through to find the page I left off on, because I always kick the book off in the middle of the night lol I also almost always finish a book that I start. One, for my natural curiosity and never ending hope that it will always get better, but also to deconstruct every awful part and wish to myself that I could rewrite it! It's so disappointing to read an awful book that you were really excited about! (:

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    1. Haha, I have to search, too, so I end up doing a lot of re-reading sometimes. I always wake up with a book on my face or something. It drives people nuts.

      I'm trying not to get excited about reading a book because I'm trying to go in completely BLIND to most reading experiences nowadays. I feel like it creates a more genuine reaction. We'll see how long my social experiment lasts, though, lol.

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  6. I nominated you for the sisterhood of world bloggers award !
    Here's my post for more information :)

    http://gloriatheviolinist.blogspot.be/2014/10/sisterhood-of-world-bloggers-award_15.html

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  7. Woah reading in the Louvre! Sweet :D
    Thanks for the tag!
    —C

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  8. That would be so fun to have a chat with Tyrion. I'd love to talk to him too. How come you were reading in the Louvre out of all place, lol? Were you bored or too captivated by the book you were reading?

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    1. LOL, no, neither! I was a bit overwhelmed for a bit because I was doing a solo Euro trip and knew NOTHING about the Louvre. There were so many people there and it's literally the size of a small city. I just needed to take a break and re-group, especially after all the craziness that surrounds the Mona Lisa.

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  9. I love your answer to question 16!

    By the way, I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!

    http://never-anyone-else.blogspot.com/2014/10/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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  10. Love your answers! I better go check out your review of the Night Circus and see what it so good about it! I am also a paperback person who reads in silence :3

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