The Fifty Bookish Questions Book Tag

Thank you to TSDD for tagging me in this. It's a seriously cool book tag and I really enjoyed doing it! And I hope you enjoy reading it.

Let's get started!

1. What was the last book you read?

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

2. Was it a good one?

Of course! Isn't everything Cassandra Clare writes amazing?

3. What made it good?

The plot, the characters, the immersive world...everything.

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

YES. Already have done, to quite a few people.

5. How often do you read?

Most days.

6. Do you like to read?

More than anything.

7.What was the last bad book you read?

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas.

8. What made you dislike it?

It just wasn't what I'd envisioned and not as good as her previous writing.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

I do, but I honestly don't think it will happen as I have great ideas but the inability to put them into words.

10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?

Most books I read influence me in some way. You're not the same person you were before, after reading any book.

11. Do you read fan fiction?

I used to.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

Again, I used to but not anymore. I feel as though I've matured from the fan fiction world.

13. What’s your favourite book?

Modern - The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Classic - Dracula by Bram Stoker

14. What’s your least favorite book?

Half Lost by Sally Green (BECAUSE THAT ENDING)

15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

I prefer physical copies but it's so easy to read on a Kindle, wherever you are. If I buy a book on Kindle and really like it, I'll end up buying the physical copy anyway.

16. When did you learn to read?

No idea, very early on though.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. My mum read those books to me from a very young age, so they have a special place in my heart.

18. What is your favourite book series?

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

19. Who is your favourite author?

Cassandra Clare

20. What is your favourite genre?

Definitely YA but honestly, I'll read most genres. I love a good romance, a chick-lit, thriller, crime...I just love books.

21. Who is your favourite character in a book series?

Warden from The Bone Season. I am so fascinated by him.

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

Of course, 95% of books I read do exactly that and that's the appeal of them.

23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?

After the Fire by Will Hill. I'd love to know more about Moonbeam's story after leaving the rehabilitation unit.

24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?

A Court of Thorn and Roses. Although the sequel was amazing, I honestly think it would have been better as a standalone book.

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

Depending on the length, it can range from an hour, to all day. It rarely takes me more than a day to read any book, if I really enjoy it.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

It depends on the book. I think it's being overdone now though.

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

I don't think any book can be ruined because of its movie; I feel like people forget that they are two entirely different things, usually with a different take on the story.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

A Monster Calls. I was sceptical about the movie adaptation but it was just as beautifully heartbreaking as the book.

29. Do you read newspapers?


30: Do you read magazines?


31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

I don't really enjoy either.

32. Do you read while in bed?

Most of the time but I'll read anywhere.

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

If a book's that good...yes.

34. Do you read while in the car?

No, I get really bad car sickness.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

And risk getting a book wet? Never.

36. Are you a fast reader?

Yes, I've been told so.

37. Are you a slow reader?

Definitely not. See above question.

38. Where is your favourite place to read?

I love reading on holiday on a sun lounger.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

Sometimes, it depends on the book and how engrossed I am.

40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

Again, depends on how much I'm enjoying it. Definitely prefer silence though.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

Jacqueline Wilson. She has always been an inspiration of mine, from a very young age.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

I honestly have no idea, I have quite a few to get through so I will probably do a poll on it!

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

I have no clue, I'd imagine from a very young age.

44. Who is your favourite children’s book author?

Jacqueline Wilson, Enid Blyton or Roald Dahl. The classics.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

Giovanna Fletcher. I met her recently and she is just an absolute gem.

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

Again, Giovanna Fletcher. Kate and Liz Corr (although I'd say I'm already friends with them and they are pretty awesome!)

47.What book have you reread the most?

Definitely The Bone Season, I've lost count of the amount of times I've reread that.

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

Dracula, Lord of the Rings, Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby, anything Shakespearean...those kind of things!

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

Harry Potter. I honestly think so much can be learnt/taught from those books.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

No books should be banned, every reader should feel like they can read whatever they want.

I will tag the people I want to do this over on my Twitter @zcollins1994!

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