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What book has been on your shelf the longest?
I have so many books that span my life as a reader. I think my mom stored some of my picture books in a box in the closet, so those are probably the oldest. Proper chapter book wise, either my Nancy Drew books or my Harry Potter books.
What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
And I have no idea what I’m going to read next.
What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I definitely don’t hate it, but I’m just not on the Red Queen bandwagon like a lot of people seem to be. It had its flaws and I keep giving the series a second chance but it hasn’t really picked up for me.
What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
I don’t think I have any of those.
What book are you saving for retirement?
Probably a lot of the classics I own. I’ve read a lot of them, but there are so many that I haven’t read yet and would love to.
Last page: read it first, or wait ’til the end?
Oh my gosh, wait until the end. No spoilers here!
Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
It’s definitely interesting, I don’t always read them but I like seeing who inspired the writer, who they leaned on when they had writer’s block, etc.
Which book character would you switch places with?
Hermione Granger, obviously. I would love to attend Hogwarts.. wait she doesn’t play Quidditch. Maybe Ginny then so I can go along on the journey, but also play Quidditch. Ahh okay, either Hermione or Ginny.
Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
My typical answer here, you guys can all shout “Harry Potter”! Just wait, the HP answers don’t end here.
Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I have three copies that I obtained all within the same month of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. My family and I went on vacation within a day of the book coming out, my copy didn’t arrive but my cousins’ did. So sad, they were reading it during the whole vacation. We get back from the trip and still no book! So we contacted (probably Barnes and Noble) and they sent us a new book. Then I won summer reading at my library and the grand prize was *drumroll* Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. After that, we finally got the original copy of HP that we ordered… so I have 3 copies of the original US printing of the book. (I also have more now, like the paperback but that’s another thing.)
Have you ever given a special book away for a special reason to a special person?
Which book has been with you most places?
Pfft, obviously Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I loved the first three books so much as a kid that I reread them all the time (more than 40 times for Sorcerer’s in fact) so they definitely went everywhere with me. It wasn’t until high school that a teacher gave me the paperback versions of them, so my hardcovers have had a lot of love.
Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I don’t believe I’ve ever reread any of my required reading.
Used or brand new?
It depends on the book and the condition but I tend to buy more new than used books. But there also aren’t really any used bookstores near me, so I get most of my books from Amazon.
Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
Yes, I have.
Have you ever seen a movie you liked more than the book?
What is this blasphemy? Haha. TV show yes, but not movie.
Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Probably but none that I can recall off the top of my head.
Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
I don’t have anyone like that in my daily life – but some of my blogging friends on here are people whose opinions I respect (and make me add a bajillion new books to my TBR).
Is there a book out of your comfort zone (e.g., outside your usual reading genre) that you ended up loving?
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
No one – sorry, I just know I have a lot of tags to do and I don’t want to spam people with tags. If this sounds fun, please do it! I tag you for it!