In honour of Mother’s Day, I decided to look up some Mother’s Day tags and there are surprisingly few (or I gave up too quickly). I thought this one was cute since it compared our opinions and was close enough to be for Mother’s Day? Maybe?
This tag was created by Candis from CandisBarbosa – so be sure to check out her blog!
#1. Book or eBook?
#2. Paperback or hardcover?
#3. Who are you favorite authors?
MOM: Tolkien, Rowling, Brooks, Christie, Conan-Doyle
ME: J.K. Rowling, Cassandra Clare, Susan Dennard, Sabaa Tahir, Sarah J Maas, Rick Riordan, Leigh Bardugo, Marissa Meyer, V.E. Schwab, I could go on…
#4. What are your favorite genres?
MOM: Fantasy, Action/adventure, Mysteries, American History
ME: Fantasy and Sci-Fi
#5. Favorite non-fiction books to read?
ME: I don’t read NF super often, but probably either books about mythology or crafty/DIY stuff.
#6. What is your favorite book series?
MOM: Harry Potter
ME: Harry Potter, duh.
#7. Who is your favorite book character?
MOM: McGonagle? (Moooooooom, it’s McGonagall)
ME: Oh, hey, what type of puppy is the cutest and fluffiest puppy? No guys, I cannot pick a favourite character. That’s cruel.
#8. What was the last book you read?
MOM: Lunar Chronicles
ME: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
#9. What book(s) are you currently reading?
MOM: gulp (And she even has Grant out on audiobook)
ME: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne
#10. Name some books on your TBR (To Be Read) list.
MOM: Infernal Devices, Percy Jackson (too funny that TID is my later answer, she answered these way after me without knowing my answers)
ME: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas, My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma, and Furyborn by Claire LeGrand
#11. Do you read comics? If so, what is your favorite graphic novel or comic series?
MOM: nope. (I really tried with this one, she just was not feeling it.)
ME: Yes, so many comics. I love the New 52 run of Batgirl with Stewart (with Babs Tarr’s gorgeous art). I love superheroes, but I’m also all about girl power so Jem and the Holograms, Tomb Raider, Wonder Woman, etc. (And of course, Disney).
#12. What do you think was a good book to movie adaptation?
MOM: Harry Potter, Lincoln
ME: Oh that’s so tough. The first Harry Potter book > movie.
#13. What’s one book you wish would be made into a movie or TV show?
MOM: The Witchland Series (Oh, I should have thought of that – Susan Dennard’s books would be amazing!)
ME: I think the wizarding world of Harry Potter is so rich with characters and potential storylines that it could make an incredible TV show.
#14. Who’s your pick for OTP (One True Pairing) in pop culture?
ME: Usually all of my OTP’s are from books, but when I was in a RP on tumblr I shipped the best friend-ship of Stefan and Bonnie soooo hard. I also loved Stefan and Caroline together as a romantic ship. As a kid, I adored Buffy and Angel as well as Piper and Leo.
#15. What are your go-to bookstores?
MOM: Kyera’s Kindle (also known as whatever I own and the library)
ME: There aren’t any indies close to me, it requires me to drive to a city and I don’t like cities so my options are generally the Barnes & Noble in town (which I rarely ever buy from unless it’s a special signed book) or online.
#16. Do you have any book buying tips?
MOM: go to the library – it’s free.
ME: Borrow it from the library first and if you absolutely love it, buy it? That way you’re not going to have book buying regrets because you spent all this money on a book (or books) that you end up not liking.
#17. What are your favorite book related events to go to?
MOM: author events- BookCon (which she has yet to go to, soooooo)
ME: My first ever real bookish event was the Boston Teen Author Festival and it was so fun! In less than a month, I’m actually going to be driving to NYC to attend Book Con! I’m worried that it will be super crowded and overwhelming, but I hope that it is super fun.
#18. Do you have a favorite book related memory?
MOM: Reading/acting HP every night to my kid (again, she didn’t know my answers and I did mine long before I saw hers)
ME: My mom reading me Harry Potter every night before I went to bed as a kid?
#19. How did you get into reading?
MOM: not sure. There were always books around from older siblings.
ME: My mom read to me growing up both real stories and made up her own world called the Peaceable Kingdom (which maybe one day she’ll actually write down to turn into a book).
#20. What books did you like to read as a child?
MOM: Nancy Drew (oh Grandma’s Nancy Drew books…)
ME: Harry Potter forever and always, but I also used to love grabbing the Nancy Drew books that my grandma had at her house, climbing into a tree somewhere in her yard and just reading for hours.
#21. What’s your favorite thing about reading?
ME: Diving into a new world and just completely immersing myself in the experience.
#22. What’s one book you could read again and again?
MOM: Harry Potter
ME: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Since my count is over 50 of times I’ve re-read it, I think it’s a guaranteed answer for this question.
#23. What’s one book or book series you think everyone should read at least once?
MOM: Harry Potter
ME: Harry Potter? I think you guys could probably answer these questions for me at this point.
#24. What would you say to today’s generation of youngsters to encourage them to read?
MOM: : Do it! Its the most cost-effective way to have fun, escape everyday problems, and become wiser to boot.
ME: Reading is a way to discover new things, make friends, and dive into a world of possibilities.
#25. What author would you like to meet someday?
ME: J.K. Rowling – I was just lamenting to my mom about the fact that she is the one author on my list that I will probably never get to meet.
#26. If you could be the author of your own book, what genre would you write?
ME: Fantasy, hands down – plus that’s the genre of the book I’m currently trying to write.
#27. What book world do you wish you could visit?
MOM: Hogsmeade/Hogwarts- HP, minus the dementors and death eaters
ME: *cough* Harry Potter *cough*
#28. What was your favorite book or book series you’ve read together?
MOM: HP, although all those “I Spies” were fun
ME: …Harry Potter
#29. Who’s your favorite mother/daughter duo from a book, movie, or TV Show?
ME: I didn’t have this answer written for myself yet, the only one I wasn’t sure of but I liked mom’s answer and shall be stealing it.
#30. What book do you recommend your mom/daughter to read?
MOM: The Secret Life of Bees, Yaya Sisterhood
ME: My mom is really great about reading books that I recommend to her, so she’s slowly but surely been making her way through my favourites. She hasn’t read all of the Shadowhunter books by Cassandra Clare yet, so I would probably say the Infernal Devices.
It’s so funny how many of our answers were the same – sometimes the saying like mother, like daughter is actually true! Do you think you would have answered the same way as your mother (or father)? Can you tell where my love of Harry Potter stemmed from? Let me know in the comments below!