National Book Month

October is National Book Month and I’ll be celebrating a bit on my blog by sharing the books I’m reading and what my favorite books are! I’ve loved reading since I was a little kid so celebrating National Book Month only seems right. Plus, I’m forcing myself to try and read a bit more this month to find some inspiration for next month when I’ll be working on National Novel Writing Month by writing short stories and sharing them here every day! Get ready for lots of daily content coming up!

Today, I’ll be answering some questions to kick of the celebration! I found these questions on My Little Book Blog.

  1. What was the last book you read? Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  2. Was it a good one? Absolutely! This is always a great read, especially as you get closer to spooky season!
  3. What made it good? The way that it takes the idea of some familiar stories from the bible and then makes them awesome, is incredible. Plus the book is so well written!
  4. Would you recommend it to other people? Absolutely!
  5. How often do you read? When I’m not in a slump, I try to read every day and whenever I can.
  6. Do you like to read? Yes!
  7. What was the last bad book you read? ThunderheadScythe should have been a stand alone book honestly. 
  8. What made you dislike it? It just dragged on and on and didn’t quite have the same appeal as the first book. 
  9. Do you wish to be a writer? I would love to be but I feel like I struggle to keep an idea together and follow through. I love writing short stories at the very least. 
  10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly? There are a lot and they all influenced me in different ways. Some one a philosophical level others by giving me another connection with friends. 
  11. Do you read fan fiction? Not so much any more. I have to really have an urge. I used to read it all the time when I was a teen. 
  12. Do you write fan fiction? Not any more. I used to write it and had quite a few followers on FanFiction.net. 
  13. What’s your favorite book? This is such a tough question! Wicked: Witch and Curse; Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?; Good Omens; Witchhunt. 
  14. What’s your least favorite book? Wuthering Heights. And that is the third time I’ve said that on this blog. 
  15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device? Physical books. 100%
  16. When did you learn to read? I think I was starting to read simple books by the time I was three. My mom and dad would always read to me and then they would work with me. Plus my preschool was really good about starting us pretty early with the basics. I’m not saying I was proficient but I was trying. 
  17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school? HamletMostly because of the lessons that we did along with it. That and I love Shakespeare!
  18. What is your favorite book series? Harry Potter. Cliche but it has definitely stood the test of time for me. 
  19. Who is your favorite author? I’m not actually sure I can pick one. It changes all of the time based on what I’m reading. 
  20. What is your favorite genre? Realistic fiction with a bit of fantasy. 
  21. Who is your favorite character in a book series? Changes with what I’m reading. 
  22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else? Isn’t that what books are for? Escapism and all that.
  23. Which book do you wish had a sequel? Honestly, there very few books that I think should have a sequel. Much like with movies, there can be too much of a good thing. 
  24. Which book do you wish didn’t have a sequel? Scythe. 
  25. How long does it take you to read a book? Depends. Sometimes I can read a book in a day, sometimes it takes me a few weeks. 
  26. Do you like when books become movies? Depends. Not always since the movies don’t always follow the books as they should. 
  27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation? I’m not quite sure what to answer here because there are a few movie adaptations that I like even though they aren’t faithful to the book. 
  28. Which movies has done a book justice? I honestly can’t think of a movie that does the book full justice. 
  29. Do you read newspapers? Sometimes. Occasionally, Tim and I will read the paper together while we eat breakfast on the weekends. 
  30. Do you read magazines? Not any more. 
  31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines? Eh, neither. Depends on what articles are in there. 
  32. Do you read while in bed? Constantly!
  33. Do you read while on the toilet? …Sometimes. If I’m really into something. 
  34. Do you read while in the car? If I’m on a roadtrip with my family. If I’m with Tim we’re usually talking or listening to a podcast. 
  35. Do you read while in the bath? No because our bathtub doesn’t really work well for baths. I’m a shower girl at this point. 
  36. Are you a fast reader? I think so. 
  37. Are you a slow reader? When I’m distracted. 
  38. Where is your favorite place to read? My hammock. 
  39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read? Sometimes. Depends on what is going on around me. 
  40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read? Nah. it can’t be to loud though. 
  41. Who gave you your love for reading? My parents. 
  42. What book is the next on your list to read? Still figuring that out. Suggestions?
  43. When did you start to read chapter books? First or second grade. 
  44. Who is you favorite children’s book author?  Shel Silverstein, hands down. 
  45. Which author would you most want to interview? JK Rowling!
  46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with? JK Rowling, John and Hank Green. 
  47. What book do you reread the most? Anna and the French Kiss– I’m a sap and it is also great bubblegum for the brain. 
  48. Which books do you consider “classics”? If it is taught in a college literature survey class, then it is a classic. 
  49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school? So my degree is in English Teaching and what I figured out is that I want to teach students to just love reading. While I’d, of course, teach required books like Gastby and Shakespeare plays and all that, I also want to give students choice so that they don’t feel forced to read. 
  50. Which books should be banned from all schools? Fifty Shades? But that’s just inappropriate so like, no books I guess. There are limits but the majority of books should be read in schools. Give students the chance to make their own opinions on books and understand them and the time they were written. 

Well that was long! Look for more National Book Month posts coming later this month!

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