It’s been a long while since I did some tags, and man are they piling now. It’s time I catch up on some of them. I’ve been tagged with this one twice, first by Kay from Hammock of Books and then yesterday by Brittany from Perfectly Tolerable. Thank you so much guys. And my dear followers, you gotta check Kay’s and Brittany’s blogs (if you haven’t yet) because they’re awesome. 🙂
- You must be honest, friends don’t lie.
- You must answer all of the questions.
- You must tag at least 4 people.
1. What book has been on your shelf the longest?
The Client by John Grisham.
Well, this is the very first book I’ve ever read when I was barely 8 years old. And I still have my very first copy. All worn out now but I love keeping it. I usually want all my books in my shelves looking as neat as possible but I’m also sentimental and duh? Of course, I’m keeping my copy forever.
2. What is your current read, your last read, and the book you’ll read next?
3. What book did everyone like, but you hated?
Everything written by John Green. I knoooow, he’s good, I’m sorry. Though I liked TFIOS a bit, I don’t love it. I don’t know why I don’t like John Green’s books, seriously I don’t understand it myself.
4. What book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
I don’t have a title in my mind right now… But maybe because i always end up reading the books I thought of reading though it usually takes time. 🙂
5. What book are you saving for your retirement?
Writers don’t retire!!!
I want to believe that it will be my profession for the rest of my life and so retiring isn’t on my list guys. I really want it to be my profession. Hehehe…
6. Last page: read it first or wait til’ the end?
Ahm, for book loves like us this might be a nonsense question, but ask this to a non-booklover, and they will probably say yes. I have friends who would check the ending first because they don’t want to invest their time reading something that will end tragically. But me…
Ha! Of course, I don’t want to read the ending first.
7. Acknowledgement: waste of paper and ink, or interesting aside?
I read acknowledgements and even author’s notes but not before I make a review. Reading them seems getting a little more intimate with the author and so reviewing if it’s a bad book would be hard for me. but after making the review, I sometimes read them.
8. Which book character would you switch places with?
Hermione Granger. Yeah, even at the time when they were still fighting Voldemort… I’m fine with it. It’s just so badass that her main weapon is her wisdom.
9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life? (Place, time, person?)
When I was in first year college, in our Literature subject, we had to introduce ourselves one by one to the class. Yeah the classic way. But our professor want all of us to be friends, thus the introductions . I felt like I’m in first grade once again. LOL. Anyway, part of my intro was that Crime Thriller is my favorite genre. And everyone couldn’t believe it. I just don’t look like someone who reads such serious genre. And so I continued saying, A Walk To Remember is the very first Romance novel I’ve ever read and that I want to be a very well-known writer. They couldn’t believe the latter and even laughed at me. I will never forget that moment.
10. Name a book that you acquired in an interesting way.
I got this book from a stranger, from a very handsome stranger. I was in a bookstore and was looking for The Alchemist, I was sitting on the floor and checking the books at the bottom shelf when a book fell on my head. Suddenly a very handsome guy (around my age) starts apologising. And duh, who am I to deny him forgiveness. Hahaha…Anyway, next thing I know we’re already talking about books. And he was telling me to buy The Shack after seeing the book I’m buying. I told him I don’t have enough money. He bought it for me. It was like in a bar and someone buys you a drink only I’m in a bookstore and he bought me books.
11. Have you ever given a book away for a special reason to a special person?
Nope. Sorry. 🙂 🙂
12. Which book has been with you most places?
I’ve moved so many times already and it’s hard if I bring all my books with me so most of them are on my parent’s house. Some are with me now, in my aunt’s house.
13. Any “required reading” that you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
None. I really love books so much, I do all required readings wholeheartedly and always ended up loving the books.
14. Used or brand new?
I’m okay with both as long as the book still looks okay. 🙂
15. Have you ever read a Dan Brown book?
16. Have you ever seen a movie that you liked more than the book?
Oh my God, is there? Tell me guys please. I would want to see that movie. 🙂
17. Have you ever read a book that made you hungry, cookbooks included?
Ahm none yet. But every scene in a movie or tv show that includes eating, made me hungry. Doesn’t matter what the food the characters are eating, as long as I see someone eating in a scene, I get hungry. hehe.
18. Who is the person who’s book advice you’ll always take.
19. Is there a book outside of your comfort zone that you ended up loving?
I don’t have a comfort zone when it comes to reading, I read everything, so no answer for this too. 🙂
There you have it guys. I really enjoyed answering the questions and hope the ones I’ll be tagging would too. 🙂 🙂
Happy reading guys,