Today I’m excited to pass on another tag! Unlike the first two book-related tags I did, this one I didn’t snatch without permission. 😛 Thanks, Emma, for nominating me!! Y’all go check out her blog (Seven Billion Smiles); she and her sister do some really awesome stuff there. 😉
The rules are pretty straight forward. Thank the tagger, answer the questions, nominate some more peeps and give them new questions, the usual. 🙂
#1) Do you have planned reading goals or do you read whatever you want whenever you want or something in between?
I’ve been using Goodreads’ yearly reading challenge. Actually I completed it the other day when I finished Hope Ann‘s Healer’s Bane (lovely book, by the way). Next year I think I’ll do fifty books instead of just thirty 😛
So at this point I’m just reading at my own pace. 🙂
#2) In what book did you see the most unused potential?
I dunno. . . I haven’t read too many poor books. The best choice I can think of is Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell just because the ending was unsatisfying (and Scarlett was a tad stubborn). Overall it’s a very well-written book though.
#3) What book contains your favorite plot twist(s)?
I rather liked all the plot twists in the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. She did a good job of leaving me stunned like:
(Heheh, I don’t usually use GIFs in my posts. . .)
#4) What are your thoughts on romance as a main plot vs. as a subplot? Which do you enjoy more?
I don’t connect to romance very well; I definitely think it’s better off as a subplot. Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy series (at least books one and two — haven’t read number three yet) is a good example.
#5) What are three books that actively influenced the way you think and live your life (other than the Bible)?
Okay, that’s hard. I haven’t read very many super-influential books. . .
Josiah’s Fire by Tahni Cullen opened my eyes to God’s mercy and power, and made me excited to be in His presence once my time is up on Earth.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan gave me insight on Christianity and the types of people to watch out for who might try to derail me, and taught me the importance of standing firm in the faith and being transparent in my beliefs.
I can’t think of anything else besides the Bible. Sorry. 😛
#6) When did reading become a central part of your life?
I don’t know. It’s all gradual in my case. I am, and always have been, very casual about reading.
#7) If you could eliminate one book or book series forever (that you have read), what would it be?
The book adaption of the Doctor Who episode “Genesis of the Daleks” by Terrence Dicks. It was just a scene-by-scene remake; I could even imagine the camera movements in my head as I read it. We already have the TV episode — the book really did not have to exist.
I would say the same to all the rest of the Doctor Who-based Pinnacle Novelizations but I haven’t read most of them yet. 😛
- What’s your favorite thing about reading?
- What are three books you’ve read that have a satisfying ending?
- What are some of the oddest things you’ve used as bookmarks?
- Do you see yourself as a casual book-cat, an active bookworm, an obsessive book-dragon or some other kind of book-creature?
- Do you have a least favorite book or series?
- What’s your favorite genre to read?
- What is one book or series you haven’t read but you really want to?
I hope you guys enjoyed today’s tag! Beast out.