- Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
- I really can’t remember, my shelves have changed a lot over the years, but I think it could be by copy of City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Most of the books I read before that one I have unshelved.
- What is your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next?
At the time that I’m writing this, which is about 10 days before I’m posting this, I am reading both An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and Serpent by Sarah Fay Olsen. I am planning on reading the rest of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo next, I have already read the first, so now it’s time for the rest!
- What book(s) did everyone like and you hated?
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, I didn’t hate it, I just didn’t enjoy it much.
- Which book do you keep telling yourself you’ll read, but you probably won’t?
Probably a few classics; To Kill A Mockingbird for example. I also own a book by David Sedaris which is Dutch I believe and I have not even started reading it but I have already given up. I don’t think I’ll ever read it.
- Which book are you saving for “retirement”?
Well, retirement is a long time, but I can imagine my 70 year old reading books about middle-aged women in some castle in Italy falling in love with the gardener, you know what I mean.
- Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
Always wait, I don’t want to spoil myself!
- Acknowledgement: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
Depends on the author, some really make it an interesting piece, others a waste of space.
- Which book character would you switch places with?
None. My life might be a little boring, but at least it’s safe and I like it.
- Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life?
Pretty much every book reminds me of something in life. But Radio Silence by Alice Oseman reminds me of a lot of situations that happened to me in real life.
- Name a book you acquired in some interesting way?
I once bought a bag with books in it, without knowing which books where in there. I got some really good books and some not at all. Overall it was a pretty good buy, especially since you got 4 or 5 books for the price of 1. I must still have that bag somewhere, it has a John Green quote on it!
- Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
I once got a Twilight book from my mom for Christmas, but she didn’t realize it was the third (?) book in the series. I had (and still have) no intention in reading Twilight so I gave it to my best friend who is obsessed with twilight and collects the books. I also bought another friend a pretty copy of Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo for her birthday and she was very happy with it!
- Which book has been with you to the most places?
A lot of books have been travelling with me from my hometown to my university town, but I also always bring books on vacations. So I guess my answer would be.. I don’t know? The farthest a book has gone with me was to the US a few years ago. I remember it was a very strange book and it had goblins in it, I can’t even recall the title. I didn’t like it.
- Any “required reading” you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad two years later?
I really enjoyed all my required reading for English class, however, I hated most books I had to read for my Dutch class, and oh… French, that was a disaster. I read them but I didn’t understand them. Some of the books I had to read for Dutch are even more horrible than I can remember. For some reason a lot of Dutch books are about middle aged men who have too little sex (according to themselves), drink too much and fall in love with a very shady girl (or a hooker).
- What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
Receipts? Handmade bookmarks? I haven’t found anything special in books so far.
- Used or brand new?
Both! But if I can, I buy used books.
- Have you ever read a Dan Brown?
Yes, I’ve read The Da Vinci Code (of course).
- Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
Not that I can think of.
- Which book should have never been published?
Any book that’s racist probably, I think Mein Kamph applies here 😛
- Have you ever read a book that’s made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, they are baking cookies so often in that book!
- Who is the person whose book advice you’ll always take?
Idk? No-ones? I guess, often I follow my friend from high school’s advice, however she did recommend me SJM’s books, and I don’t think they’re for me.