Thank you to Katlyn at Everything Under the Sun for nominating Birdie Bookworm for the Book Fests Award. I appreciate that you thought of me when you were thinking of blogs you’d like to highlight.
Everyone, please stop in at Everything Under the Sun and show Katlyn some love. 🙂
- It’s always proper and the right thing to do, when you receive something from someone, you thank them. It’s the same with this award. You can link the blogger who presents the award blog in the post you use to fulfill the requirements of the award.
- Answer the award questions that will be listed below.
- Write a Fifty Word Story, because it’s fun.
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A book you started but never finished but want to finish. What stopped you from continuing to read it?
Hmm, only one… okay, I’m going to go with The Book Thief.
I refuse to believe that I didn’t like it. It sounds perfect for me, right up my alley. There’s no conceivable reason why I shouldn’t like it. I think that when I tried I just wasn’t in the mood for the seriousness of the story. I’m definitely going to go back and try again, eventually. When my schedule permits it. That magical day in the world of ‘someday’.
What elements attract you to a book, which makes you need to read it?
First I look at the cover. We all like to say not to judge a book by it’s cover, but the truth is that there are so many books out there that we have to start with the presentation first. That’s reality. After being attracted by the cover, I read the synopsis. I can’t really tell what hooks me in a synopsis, it’s pretty wide. I look more toward things that turn me off, like if the romance/plot sounds like fifty others I’ve read before. If the synopsis sounds good, then I use my Goodreads app scanner and go look at the overall rating. (I might be a little bit of a rating snob.) Then I look at who rated it, and how they rated it. I know who on my GR friend list shares my tastes. I also tend to get turned off if a book is too hyped, so lesser known with a good rating, that usually makes the book a shoe in for me.
Which books do you prefer, e-copy or hard copy?
I don’t have an easy answer for this. I will always prefer a hard copy, just because I have a love affair with printed books. However, lately it’s been more convenient to read on my lighted Kindle. I don’t have to worry about disturbing my birds while they sleep, or clamping a booklight, or holding a flashlight… but the books I truly loved, I always buy them in print. (If you don’t own a bird, then you have no idea the temper tantrum that they can throw if you dare to turn a light on or make noise. My Opie will put you in your place quick.)
What book are you currently reading or going to read?
I am currently reading The Inexplicable Logic of My Life. And after, I’m playing to read Strays.
Is it fair to judge a book by its film?
Sometimes. It depends on the book and the film. I think you could judge Harry Potter by it’s movie. I think the movie is amazing and gives you an idea of the amazingness of the books. The same is true of Lord of the Rings, or A Monster Calls. In other cases, no. The movie sucked and it’s not a fair representation of the book.
What book did you badly judge by its cover and end up loving?
Oh, far too many to really name fairly. Here are two I’ve talked about on Birdie Bookworm already:
Which book character have you felt the most kin with and able to relate with?
Victor Bayne. In fact, I wrote an entire post about how he’s my fictional twin. You can read that here.
What YA book do you wish they’d accurately make into a movie?
Gone by Michael Grant. I don’t think it should be a movie, but I would love to see a television network do this series. Maybe on Sci-Fi or CW… it could be so good.
50 WORD STORY:
Tears streamed down her face as she watched him walk away. It felt as though her heart ceased beating, while silently begged him to turn around. Her eyes on his retreating back, knowing he would never again reassure her they were strong enough to withstand anything. This time it was truly over.
You ladies know the drill. Don’t feel like you need to do this one, I’ll understand. If you’ve already done it, point me at it so I can read! 🙂
MY QUESTION FOR YOU: Who would you cast in the story of your life?
Thanks for reading! And, one more time, thank you Katlyn for the nomination. I appreciate it.