55 Quirky Questions for Readers (Pt. 2)

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Hooray for long lists of questions! Here's the second half of the Quirky Questions for Readers. Read, laugh, and answer the questions along with me if you feel like it (either in the comments or on a post). Have a beautiful day with much chocolate and books. :D

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience: Well, I haven't read Allegiant yet but that's because 1) it's never in at the library and 2) exactly because the hype for the Divergent series made it extremely easy to find spoilers everywhere. Particularly ONE SPOILER. So..yeah. *sigh*

Also (don't hate me), I discovered Daughter of Smoke & Bone because of the hype, but I feel like it gave me really high expectations of the book. Soo I was disappointed when it didn't meet those expectations.

30. How often do you agree with the critics about about a book? Psh, critics? I'm a rebel. I'm not about that life. *tosses hair*

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I feel a little bad about it, especially if I know the person (emailed them a few times, etc.) or if it's part of a book tour. I hate having to tell someone who worked really hard on their book that...it's still not that good (at least to me).

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? Chinese. I think it'd help me be able to have more stuff in common with my mom. I'd be able to read things she can read and talk about books written in Chinese and all that good stuff.

33. Most intimidating book I’ve read: Oh my gosh. ANYTHING and I mean anything BY NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE. His books are so complicated and creepy and confusing and supposed to be symbolic and I just don't get it. I had to muscle my way through The House of the Seven Gables and wasn't even able to finish The Scarlet Letter. Because ugh.

34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin: Uhhh. Any classic? Yeah, basically.

Probably books that deal with murder and horror and all that too.

35. Favourite Poet: Favorite poet! I'll just go check my list of twenty. ;)

Just kidding. I--I um don't have a favorite poet. I have a favorite poem though.

I love Full House.
It's Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe. LOVE it.

"But our love it was stronger by far than the love
   Of those who were older than we—
   Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
   Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;"

36. How many books do you usually have checked out from the library at any given time? Well, my library card has a 10 book limit (and I used to make full use of that) but now I usually get three to five because of other things I'm busy with.

37. How often do you return books to the library unread? Very rarely. I really hate doing that, but sometimes I have to because I didn't like it at all or because I have other books I need to read first and the due date is there just....looming.

38. Favourite fictional character: These kinds of questions aren't allowed. Sorry.

Some of my favorites are Sophie (Hex Hall), Zara (Need), Mara & Noah (The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer), and loads more but these are the ones that stand out to me right now. Oh my gosh, wait. I can't believe I almost forgot the whole Raven Boys' cast. Every. single. person.

39. Favourite fictional villain: I don't tend to like villains. (Sorry, Cait) But my favorite would have to be Romeo from Juliet Immortal.

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation: I actually don't usually read on vacation because I so rarely go on vacation that when I do I want to just take it all in. If I do bring anything it'll probably be some light YA--most likely contemporary.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading: Probably a month. I don't keep track of these things, peoples.

42. Name a book you could/would not finish: Save the Enemy by Arin Greenwood and As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott. I'll be nice and not rant.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? TV, any TV. And my attention's gone like that *snaps fingers* Also, beautiful (as in weather) days.

44. Favourite film adaptation of a novel: Pride and Prejudice. The 2005 version. I think Kiera Knightley was the perfect Lizzie Bennet and same for Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy). It also follows the book (yes, I've read it) really closely. (Originially, I was going to say The Book Thief but *gasp* I haven't read the book yet. Oops.)

45. Most disappointing film adaptation: Ender's Game. Not because the movie itself was horrible or anything like that. I loved the movie! But it didn't stick to the book at all. SO MANY THINGS were different or re-invented that, as a bookworm, I was not impressed.

46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time: Not a lot. Probably around twenty dollars. :D

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Ehm, fifty percent or less probably. I usually flip through it if I'm thinking about buying it or if I've never heard of it before. Otherwise, schwoomp into my bag/basket/arms it goes.

48. What would cause you to stop reading a book halfway through? An annoying main character (or just many annoying characters) which to me means extremely selfish, thinks-about-things-that-do-not-matter-when-the-world's-ending, and yeah my blood pressure's rising just thinking about it. Boring plot. If nothing happens then *yawn*. Also, I don't really know how to explain this but if there's something I don't like about the author's writing style like it's too choppy or tells way too much (instead of showing) or the writing is too descriptive (Ugh this one kills me. Yes, I wouldn't mind knowing what color the curtains are but I don't care what material and quality they are. You would know this if you saw my curtains) I can't do it.

49. Do you like to keep your books organized? Yeees and then no. Because I like all (or most) of my books to be in my bookcase but once they're there it doesn't really matter to me. I'm cool like that. ;)

50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they’ve been read? MINE. I almost always keep them. Why would I want to give them away? If they have beautiful covers and even passable enough stories I'll keep them.

I paid good money for them. Stay away *hisses*

51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? Hahahahahaha--yes. The Evolution of Mara Dyer (book 2) has been sitting in my bookcase for weeks. Let's just say that the first book ended in a shaky spot and my sister further freaked me out by telling me that this one will, and I quote, "break my heart". I like my heart in one piece thank you.

52. Name a book that made you angry: The Help made me angry because of the disgusting prejudice shown by so many of the people in it. How could/can people treat each other that way? It doesn't matter what your skin color is, you are still a person. They just couldn't get that through their thick (stupid) skulls.

53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin. I don't know...I mean, beachy contemporaries aren't really my thing. But I really enjoyed this one. The main character was awesome and so was her best friend. I guess it just really hit the spot for me since it was all about finding your own way and that transition period before college.

54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: Save the Enemy didn't meet my expectations at all. I had an extremely hate-filled (and we all know those aren't good) relationship with the main character. I couldn't stand her. :/

55. Favourite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: I don't know...I don't think I really have one.

And that completes the huge list of 55 questions! I had a lot of fun doing this, and again, if you want to go make a post on it and put the link in the comments. I'll make sure to check it out. :)

What's a book that made you angry? and Favorite film adaption of a novel?

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