It’s a TAGSTRAVAGANZA!! With the busy-ness of my summer, I’ve fallen woefully behind on tags, so you’ll see lots of tags in the coming days as I try to catch up! I’ve got a short reprieve between summer classes and fall, so Imma try to knock all these out before August 22!
Thanks to The Green Onion Blog for the tag! If you haven’t checked out The Green Onion Blog and are reading this post, you no longer have an excuse. It’s great. Go. Then come back and read the rest of this post.
What’s The Most Beautiful Cover on Your Shelf?
I really adore the cover of On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher:
If You Could Bring Any Fictional Character To Life, Who Would it Be?
At the moment? Ross Poldark. I want his face on my face. And other things. Ahem. Anyway.
If You Could Interview an Author, Who Would You Choose?
I’m going to go with William Shakespeare this time because wouldn’t that be fascinating?
What’s A Book You Would Not Read Again?
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Yes, that is the name of a book. I had to read it for a class this summer. Parts of it were interesting, but altogether not great. It was a National Book Award Finalist, too. I guess it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
Can You Name A Confusing Story?
Yes. The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson. It’s a seminal steampunk novel, but I just could not follow it. I’m planning to try again one day…
Favorite Fictional Couple?
Jane and Bingley. Can’t get more perfect.
Two Favorite Villains?
Two?? How generous! I really enjoyed all the villains in the Artemis Fowl books. Spiro, Opal. Great fun.
A Character You Would Kill, or Remove From a Book Entirely?
Delores Umbridge. I wouldn’t remove her, because I appreciate her character’s purpose in the story, but I’d happily strangle her.
If You Could Live in a Fictional World, Where Would You Choose?
I always say Middle Earth for this one, and I’m not changing my mind.
What are the Biggest and Smallest Books on Your Shelf?
Smallest: I just got a Dumb Ways to Die book that came with a little singing bobble figure. It’s a legit book with its own ISBN and has the lyrics to the song. So great. Biggest: Harry Potter: Page to Screen is like 10 lbs. It’s bigger than the laptop on which I’m currently typing. (Sorcerer’s Stone for size comparison).