Bookworm Q&A Tag

I was chosen for this tag by Hallie Jenkins back in late March and totally missed it until last Wednesday when I was poking around my Twitter notifications. Oops.

Hallie is awesome and you should definitely go follow her blog. If you need any proof of her awesomeness just read the warning on her “About” page. (I was not bribed to say this with chocolate or books or any other form of compensation. ;) )

Q1: What books do you remember reading that kick-started your bookworm habit?

The Boxcar Children and Nancy Drew, back in the very beginning. When I got into fantasy it was with Terry Brooks’ Magic Kingdom of Landover and Shannara books.

Q2: What genre, or genres, would you normally choose? 

Fantasy and dystopian, mainly.

Q3: Do you eat while you read and if yes, what exactly?

Nope. Not usually. There’s too much risk of food getting on the pages. XD

Q4: Are there any scenes from your favorite novels that you remember vividly?

Um, quite a few? But they’re scattered all over the place. I guess I’m supposed to pick one, so I suppose the scene in Echoes… Gosh, there are a lot of those that a remember quite well. XD I’m torn between the one where she’s going to lunch in her fancy peach and white outfit and the one where she saves Natan’s bible. But there are so many great scenes!

Q5: Were there any least favorites?

The Maze Runner series by James Dashner (you can read all about why I thought that was poor writing in this post) and The Collective by R.S. Williams (I have a full review of this one). And also Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (which also has a review).

Q6: So, as you’re a bookworm, what are you reading currently today? (Optional)

The Darkling Child by Terry Brooks. (I’m still reading his Shannara books after almost nine years.)

Q7: How’s it getting along for you? (Optional)

It’s taken me quite a while to get to this point (I slacked off on reading for a long while there. *collective gasp* Blasphemy!) but I’m at the beginning of chapter twenty-five of twenty-seven.

Q8: Have you then got a large bookshelf, or do you plan to?

I have a single tall bookshelf which is filled about 3/5ths of the way with books and then 2/5ths with school stuff, notebooks, and various other paper materials.

Q9: Do you have a liking to indie or traditional books?

I like supporting indie books because I’m an indie author and plan to be for a long while, but I don’t think I especially have a preference. Either can be really good or really bad or mediocre.

Q10: And lastly, do you plan to promote reading in some way, or already are?

I’m going to steal Hallie’s answer to this and say “Writing books for people to read,” but I don’t promote reading otherwise. (You can see all of Hallie’s answers here.) Unless you count pushing my youngest two siblings (of those who can read) to start the Mandie series because I thought they’d enjoy it. It felt really cool to hand-pick something for them. ^-^

 

And I nominate…

Wren at Our Mind Palace

Hannah at Ink Blots and Coffee Stains

Ruby at {The Sky Calls us Home}

Gray Marie at Writing Is Life

Abi at The Left-Handed Typist

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