Now for Part 2 of the bookish questions I received for my Q&A! This one had some really tough questions but I had a lot of fun answering them. Be sure to check out Part 1 and be on the lookout for Part 3 where I’ll answer all of the blog related and random questions I received. 😁
Thanks so much again for the questions guys! Be sure to check out all of their blogs. 💕
- What’s the first YA book you remember reading?
I can’t remember the exact first YA book I read because that was so long ago but I do know that one of the first YA books I ever read was Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz. That book series was to my middle school self what The Bone Season is to me now, I loved it so much.
- What is your fave genre?
Fantasy! Books with new worlds, magic, folklore, and just all of that are always my favorites.
- Do you have a book that you could reread over and over… like on a desert island? or a series? (I won’t be cruel like that!)
I’m betting no one is surprised by this choice by now 😂. But, seriously, I could reread The Bone Season forever and never get tired of it. Every single time I reread the books that have been released so far I find something else I love about them.
- Is there a prized book in your collection, or bookish item that means so much to you?
I could easily pick my signed copy of The Song Rising for this but I won’t because I’m becoming repetitive with The Bone Season lol. I have a nearly complete collection of Charles Dickens’ works. They’re leatherbound editions from the 1970’s and even though I’ve yet to read any of them I’m quite fond of the collection. My dad found them in a house he was working on once and the company who owned the house let him have them and he gave them to me. 😊
- Has your reading tastes changed at all over the course of this year?
I wouldn’t say my reading tastes have changed but more that I’ve gotten pickier. If that makes sense? I’m still a huge fantasy reader and prefer that genre to anything else but I do know that with each great fantasy book I’ve read in the last year it’s taken more for the next great one to top it.
- If you were stuck on a desert island what book would you take?
The Bone Season if I can take a book series.
You guys are probably tired of me talking about TBS 🙈. If I can’t then I’d have to go with The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson simply for the fact that that is another book I never get tired of rereading.
- What is the book series that made you fall in love with reading?
The Warriors series by Erin Hunter, it was the first book series I read where I got completely invested in the characters and the story and it made me realize just how much I loved reading.
- Who is your favorite Hogwarts professor?
I’m going to have to go with McGonagall, she was always my favorite.
- Would you rather give up reading or give away your computer/phone? (this means you can’t blog)
Give away my computer/phone. Sorry guys but I could never give up reading. 🙈
- What is your definition of a strong female protagonist? A strong male protagonist?
This is a really tough question because I don’t have a straightforward definition for what I consider a ‘strong’ female or male protagonist. In fact, I don’t think I have one at all simply because it would put that idea of strength into a box and I don’t think it can fit into one. It’s very subjective to the book and the situations that arise in a book. I feel that there are so many different shades of what one could consider a strong female or male protagonist, so many different forms strength can take. And it’s something that isn’t easily if at all defined. At least not for me.
- If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, which book would it be?
This question is evil because I read more series than standalones!
And because I want to pick The Bone Season. 😂 However, if I could only read one book for the rest of my life it would be I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios. I love that book so much and it’s another that I never get tired of rereading.
- Hogwarts or The Night Court?
The Night Court! *hides from all of the gasps that happen as she picks the Night Court over Hogwarts* I’d say blame it on Rhys but really I just want to visit Velaris. 🙈
- Which book is your favorite feel-good book and why?
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West! That book is so cute and it has one of my favorite tropes (which I won’t say because then it would give away the story). The first time I read it I literally abandoned work and blogging for the day because I didn’t want to do anything but read. It always makes me laugh so much and smile and fangirl. Seriously, if anyone is looking for a cute and light read you should read it!
- Will and Tessa OR Feyre and Rhys? And Why?
WHAT!? Why would you ask me that, Azia!? I can’t pick! Both of them are two of my top OTPs.
I shipped Will and Tessa more than Jem and Tessa while reading TID. I love them both too much to pick. I just can’t. *runs away* You can’t make me pick! 😭
- Which is your favorite book to movie adaptation?
Catching Fire was pretty much a flawless book to movie adaptation. I remember being so worried about the casting of Finnick and other things and then I saw the movie. It was perfect.
- One book you think everyone should read?
I’m not entirely sure because most of the books I can think of off the top of my head are ones that not everyone enjoys. However, if I could recommend one book to everyone that I know most if not all people have loved then it would be Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo.
- What book not yet released are you looking forward to reading?
- Paperback VS Hardcover? (old, but classic haha)
I don’t really prefer one over the other but it depends – if it’s a series that I own all hardcovers for then I’ll have to have the hardcover for the next book and then the same goes for paperback. Then when it comes to standalones I’m not preferential to either. My shelves are a big mixture of paperbacks and hardcovers and I’m good with that. *shrugs* 😊
- Worst book to movie adaptation?
I’m not sure if I have one for this. I try to separate the book from the movie when it comes to most adaptations and that usually stops me from being disappointed. And while there have still been times where I’m upset because of changes or things left out there hasn’t been a time where I’ve walked away from an adaptation thinking it was the worst.
- Would you rather be an Antari or Grisha? Why?
I don’t even have to think about this because I would be an Antari. One, I could travel to parallel worlds. Two, Kell can control all of the elements – that is awesome and I want to be able to do that. Three, hopefully I would get a coat like Kell’s. But, you know, mostly I just want to be able to travel to other worlds.