I’m very excited about this post because it is such a clever and interesting way to discuss books! I was nominated by the lovely Emma at Emma’s Chapter. And her post is here which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. And here is mine…
What is the most expensive book you own?
I genuinely don’t know. I guess put together, all of the Harry Potter books are fairly expensive because I bought them all individually and some are hardbacks, but now you can pick up all of them for about £30.00.
What book or books have you shamelessly devoured many times?
Oooooh so many. Okay Harry Potter I must have read 8 times over. It never gets old and I constantly pick up new things with each read. Twilight I can easily read a few times over purely because it’s a lovely quick read for me but also quite addictive. Hunger Games is another series I read once a year without fail, I can’t quite seem to leave Katniss and Peeta alone.
What book or series have you neglected over sheer laziness?
Admittedly Lord of the Rings. It’s a series my boyfriend loves so much and I have stubbornly refused to watch the films before I have read the books. I’m about halfway through the first one and then cast it aside, so I’ve vowed to myself to read it before summer begins so I can watch them with him. Also Middlemarch by George Eliot. I must have started it about 6 times and then put it to one side but I’ve been told it’s a fantastic book so I’m going to make a determined effort.
What book or books do you bring up when you want to sound like an intellectual reader?
Urmmm I bring up Wuthering Heights, purely because of the complexity of the writing and the story line, and the impact it had on me. I also bring up Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, but this is also my favourite book so I guess I can speak a lot about it. These books not only have deeper hidden meaning, but strong protagonists which make for a great talking point, and the fact that they are classics means that more people are likely to have read them.
What attributes do you find most attractive in your characters?
I like a strong character or a strong protagonist. I find some books tiresome when their lead is portrayed as weak and helpless although I guess this does depend on circumstance. Having said that, I do love when a character is able to find him/herself as the plot develops. I also like to read about positive or outgoing characters, or characters that are hardworking and have earned their fame or wealth, instead of ones who have just been lucky, because it is more inspiring and motivational.
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
Omigoshhhhh what a question! Probably books on my ‘to-read’ list or books I borrowed from a library but don’t actually own, like: The Great Gatsby, 1984, Romeo and Juliet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Kite Runner, Life of Pi, The Secret Garden, The Fault in our Stars, gosh there are too many!
What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Hmmmm this is a hard question for me because I like many different genres of book. I would probably have to say William Shakespeare. I absolutely love some o his plays and I loved studying them, but other plays I find it hard to get into so it really depends. I also think that studying them pulls them apart, and where it’s better in terms of understanding all the themes and ideals behind his plays, it can take the enjoyment out of reading them.
Hope you have as much fun as I did writing this!