Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews?
Harry Potter. I have tried, but I just cannot bring myself to read that series. I think it was a cult obsession and is just not my thing. What I have tried from her, the writing was not even that great. I just don't get the appeal!
If you could bring three characters to life for a social event (afternoon tea, a night of clubbing, perhaps a world cruise), who would they be and what would the event be?
There are many characters that I would like to meet. The characters from Thursday Next would be fun to spend some time with. We could go into books! That would be really cool! That's a social event, right? ummm... I am with Rhinoa, Mercedes Thompson would be fun to go clubbing with!
(Borrowing shamelessly from the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde): you are told you can't die until you read the most boring novel on the planet. While this immortality is great for awhile, eventually you realise it's past time to die. Which book would you expect to get you a nice grave?
Most classics or many of the textbooks that you have to read in university!
Come on, we've all been there. Which book have you pretended, or at least hinted, that you've read, when in fact you've been nowhere near it?
I honestly have no idea. Something might slip out in a conversation, but there is nothing I am aware of claiming to have read...
As an addition to the last question, has there been a book that you really thought you had read, only to realise when you read a review about it/go to 'reread' it that you haven't? Which book?
I am really good with remembering what books I read, so that never really happens with me.
You've been appointed Book Advisor to a VIP (who's not a big reader). What's the first book you'd recommend and why? (if you feel like you'd have to know the person, go ahead of personalise the VIP)
Lord of the Rings. If they can get through all the pages that really do not need to be there, they can get through anything. haha
A good fairy comes and grants you one wish: you will have perfect reading comprehension in the foreign language of your choice. Which language do you go with?
Atlantis-lingo, so that when they find Atlantis I can figure out all of its secrets! If you want something serious, probably Latin.
A mischievious fairy comes and says that you must choose one book that you will reread once a year for the rest of your life (you can read other books as well). Which book would you pick?
A Wrinkle in Time. Once upon a time I used to read that yearly, but that was before my TBR pile got so high.
I know that the book blogging community, and its various challenges, have pushed my reading borders. What's one bookish thing you 'discovered' from book blogging (maybe a new genre, or author, or new appreciation for cover art-anything)?
There are so many books and authors that I would never have read without blogging! Sometimes I am not even sure where my picks come from, I just see them in the store and know that I have heard good things, so it would be hard to say how many books I have read have been blog-inspired.
That good fairy is back for one final visit. Now, she's granting you your dream library! Describe it. Is everything leatherbound? Is it full of first edition hardcovers? Pristine trade paperbacks? Perhaps a few favourite authors have inscribed their works? Go ahead-let your imagination run free.
Think Beauty and the Beast! That is my favourite Disney movie because I have always wanted that library!
Yay, I posted! Thanks Rhinoa for tagging me, I need to show that I am alive from time to time!