Does anyone else feel like they could chat about books all day ;) I wanted to find a book tag specifically about fantasy and sci-fi stories, but when I couldn’t, I decided to use these questions posted by Emie of You Read Too Much, but respond to them only using sci-fi, fantasy books.
1.If you could choose one book in which you could live for one day, which book would you choose?
You already know the answer to this one...Harry Potter! I would particularly like to live in The Order of the Phoenix and be part of Dumbledore’s Army.
2. What was your favorite book as a child?
I could say Harry Potter again, but I also loved The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley when I was a child.
3. Although they say “the movie is always better,” can you think of a movie that is better than the book it was based on?
Not sure I would say it’s better, but The Hobbit movies impressed me. The Hobbit is one of my favorite stand-alone novels, and even though the movies aren’t identical to the book, I’m happy with the way they turned out and watch them all the time. (The book i still better though, haha.)
4. What do you think about writing and highlighting in books?
I live for it ;) Really...the hardest part about ebooks is not being able to write in them. Highlighting and “note taking” features aren’t the same and as physically annotating. I own some stories I can’t read anymore because the margins have so many notes. I love taking apart plots and characters and even making notes on writing techniques I want to test out in my own stories.
5. Which book would you recommend to a stranger?
Probably The Hobbit because 1) it’s my favorite and 2) it’s a quick and easy read. If someone wanted to dive into the fantasy genre, I’d recommend reading this story first.
6. What’s your favorite book quote (at the moment)?
“Of course it is happening inside your head...but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
7. Hardcover or paperbacks?
Hardcovers are pretty to look at, but I find paperbacks easier to read. And while dust jackets look nice, I hate reading with them. I always set them aside when I’m reading.
8. You’re meeting your favorite author, what do you ask him or her?
My favorite fantasy author would be Robin McKinley, and I would love to know how she brainstorms story ideas and her drafting process. (As a writer, those are the kind of things that interest me.)
9. What book is on top of your to-read list?
I’ve heard so many good things about Ursula Le Guin. The first book of hers I want to start with is A Wizard of Earthsea.
10. Which book are you currently reading, and what do you think of it?
I’m currently reading Once Upon a Kiss: 17 Romantic Faerie Tales (by 17 different authors). So far I loved the first and third stories...hated the second...and I’ve just started the fourth one.
Now it’s your turn. I want to hear about your favorite fantasy and sci-fi books. Leave your answers to these questions either in the comments or post on your own site and send me a link!