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Tell me which books you think I should add to my to-read bucket list so I know what books you guys think are the top books I should read in the future!
Ask away and I’ll answer as best as I can!
I’m always happy to help :)
How do you do it!? I’m really into writing too, but I need like, “inspiration shots” or something like that! Doesn’t it happen to you that are days in which you just cannot write?
Hi! Lol, I know that I want to be published before I’m 30 (it’s a dream goal of mine) and I am always working on ideas when I’m not writing. My brain is constantly coming up with scenarios for me to write later on for my story.
I started writing 49 days ago by setting myself a daily goal. Once you set a goal, you must try your best to write every day. It doesn’t matter if it is at the same time because we all have busy lives, right? But the important thing is to get used to writing every day. That’s what my creative writing professors drilled into me during university and that’s what I’m trying to do. Sure, I’ve missed about 3 days, but that was because of either exhaustion or sickness.
I’ve learned an important lesson too as I’ve been writing: writer’s block doesn’t exist. We use this term when we aren’t immediately inspired. The truth is, sometimes I sit at my computer and stare at it for a while before actually writing. You have to force yourself through it and take out all distractions. One time, I was so out of it that I took an hour break and watched some bad t.v. Then I jumped back into it and found that I had a better idea of what to write.
Basically, just follow two things with your writing: 1. Make a goal for yourself so that it gets you writing every day (even if it is just a paragraph). And 2. Sit and just start writing. Even if it takes you a half hour, an hour, or more— Just Write. The editing process comes later to help you fix anything you don’t like later. I already know some of the stuff I’m going to fix, I’m just not touching it now or else I’ll lose steam.
P.S. If you don’t have one already, get a notebook. Trust me, it helps. A LOT.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Reading
What is your most expensive book? What is your least expensive book?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Whatever books I bought for 50 cents at the thrift store.
Which author do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Meg Cabot. Lately, her writing pisses me off, though I still remain a huge fan of her past work.
What book have you deliciously devoured over and over with no shame whatsoever?
Something Borrowed, by Emily Giffin. I know it isn’t the best written book out there, but man, I love the story!
What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?
Dark Inside, Jeyn Roberts… I’m so focused on TLOTR that I barely glance at it.
What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?
Hehe, The Wars by Timothy Findley…
What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?
Female: Has to have her independence: none of this Edward save me crap. She needs to be able to take care of herself.
Male: Don’t degrade women by thinking that you’re god’s gift to the female protagonist or that she needs you to save her when she can take care of herself.
What books would you most like to receive as a gift?
I don’t know… I kind of want some of the classics so I can expand my reading experiences…
1. What book do you plan on reading next?
I’m actually going to read The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
2. What’s your favorite genre to read?
I’m a sucker for romantic dramas in the Young Adult category
3. What are your thoughts on e-readers?
Okay, I know that this is a huge controversial thing in the book community on tumblr, but I won’t lie, I have a Sony e-reader and I love it. Now, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have a massive collection of novels (you can see a picture of my library somewhere on this blog), it just means that I also have a huge collection of ebooks because they are cheaper when I can’t afford my expensive habit.
4. Who’s your favorite author?
Such a hard question! Probably Sarah Dessen, J.K. Rowling, Sophie Kinsella, and as of late, Veronica Roth.
5. Which book always cheers you up?
Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella. I’ve read it so many times, but I absolutely love that novel!
6. Do you prefer buying books or borrowing them?
Buying. I’ve never been that into borrowing books from people.
7. What are three books you wish would be turned into movies?
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, Can You Keep a Secret?, by Sophie Kinsella, and The Truth About Forever, by Sarah Dessen
8. Do you have any unique reading habits? (i.e a favorite spot)
Lately I’ve found myself curling up on the couch a lot with a snack. Of course, with the television off and the quiet of an empty house.
9. What’s the last movie you watched?
Um, I watched a bit of Jaws with my mom
10. Do you have any magazines you read regularly?
I used to read Cosmopolitan A LOT, but I don’t really read magazines now. (I have like 5 issues of Cosmo I haven’t read yet because I had a subscription).
11. How many unread books do you own?
Aha, in my library I have hundreds, on my computer/e-reader I have over a thousand.
12. What book/story do you remember enjoying most as a child?
Matilda, by Roald Dahl… before Harry Potter, of course.
13. Were you a reader as a child or did you grow into it as an adult?
Apparently, I was SUCH a huge reader as a kid, my uncle urged others in my family to buy me classics. So I read various Nancy Drew novels when I was like 9, and Great Expectations. I was mostly into Archie comics though and as far as I can remember, I’ve always been a reader.
14. If you could pick one book, movie, comic, or TV show to place yourself inside of, which would it be?
I would probably want to be in Harry Potter of course. To be able to use magic (even with the limits of being a student) would be pretty awesome!
15. Do you think that fanfiction is a violation of the original author’s rights? Or do you think it’s a chance for readers to give the characters new life?
I think fanfiction offers an outlet for young writers (and older ones as well). Authors write novels for us, the readers, to enjoy and experience in our own way. Writing fanfiction is an act of showing how we are affected by the author’s original work.
16. Will you watch a new movie/TV show before you’ve read the book?
I really, really try not to.
17. Is there a book or specific type of literature that you found challenging to read and understand?
I’m not a huge fan of the kind of adult fiction that explores the philosophy of life and tries to give you some intense meaning. Like, I can never enjoy Faulkner, for example, because I would find his books incredibly boring and difficult to read. (I had to attempt reading As I Lay Dying for a class and now it sits unread on my shelf)
18. If you had a child (or if you do right now), what one book would you give to them?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. To be honest, I’d probably want to read it to him/her just so I can experience it all over again with them.
19. What is the most inspirational book that you have ever read?
Twilight…. Just kidding!
Um, probably anything by Sarah Dessen because she’s inspired me so many times.
20. Are there certain genres of literature that you just don’t really read?
YES. I’m not huge on religious texts or philosophical literature. Too stuffy and boring.
21. What do you think about the idea that some people believe that you should only read literary works which “challenge” you?
I think that’s bullshit. I saw a comment on one of my Young Adult pictures that I posted (someone reblogged it and attacked Young Adult literature) about how YA isn’t even close to Adult fiction because it is poorly written, repetitive, and stupid, which I think is the most ignorant thing I have ever heard. I think the fact that someone reads should be good enough. Who are we to judge what others read? Why do we have to decide whether someone else is a good reader because of the books s/he chooses to read?
We don’t have to decide and people who think of themselves above others who don’t read Tolstoy, one of the Bronte sisters, Dostoyevsky, or Victor Hugo (for example) can stuff it.
22. I know you read, but do you ever think about being an author?
Being an author is my career choice. Writing is my first love and the only thing I regret is not figuring it out until I entered university (even though all the signs that I was going to be a writer were right in front of me).
1. Favorite childhood book?
2. What are you reading right now?
3. What books do you have on request at the library?
4. Bad book habit?
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library?
6. Do you have an e-reader?
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog?
9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)?
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year?
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone?
12. What is your reading comfort zone?
13. Can you read on the bus?
14. Favorite place to read?
15. What is your policy on book lending?
16. Do you ever dog-ear books?
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books?
18. Not even with text books?
19. What is your favourite language to read in?
20. What makes you love a book?
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book?
22. Favorite genre?
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)?
24. Favourite biography?
25. Have you ever read a self-help book?
26. Favourite cookbook?
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)?
28. Favorite reading snack?
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book?
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose?
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read?
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
35. Favorite Poet?
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time?
37. How often have you returned books to the library unread?
38. Favorite fictional character?
39. Favourite fictional villain?
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation?
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading?
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
45. Most disappointing film adaptation?
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time?
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it?
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through?
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them?
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding?
52. Name a book that made you angry.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did?
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
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