Way, way back several weeks ago, Trisha from Eclectic/Eccentric listed ten questions and nominated certain bloggers, including me, to answer them. There was a book blogger award associated with this, but I’m not so much worried about that (or coming up with my own questions). Instead, I’m answering Trisha’s questions today because the normal Top Ten Tuesday prompt has a topic today that doesn’t really work for me. Might as well keep up the tradition of a Tuesday list, though! So here goes:
1. What time of day do you typically read/do you prefer to read?
These days, what with all the studying I do, I tend to read in random moments – during meals (when no one else is home), on audio while I cook or clean or exercise, etc. I think I probably read more in the late afternoons/evenings, when the house is too loud to study.
2. What is your strangest book related obsession?
There are certain books that enter my brain in a weird way and then stick there, and the only way to handle it is to read them over and over and over until they get unstuck. I’ve been known to read a book six or seven times in a row before moving to the next, or to read a series ten times over a few months (*coughHarryPottercough*). I call those books multi-reads, and they almost always become favorites.
3. Like which author do you wish you wrote?
As someone who has spent years developing her own style of writing, I actually don’t wish I wrote like any other author. I’d love the bank accounts and publishing history of some, though. Sure.
4. Who do you think is the most over-rated author?
I hesitate to answer this one because readers find all different sorts of things they like/dislike in authors, and there are many I consider overrated that others adore. Then there’s why you consider them overrated. I can, for instance, understand why Gustave Flaubert is an important figure in literature, even though I think he’s an extremely overrated author. So let’s just go with that.
5. What do you think is the most over-rated book?
I know 99% of the planet disagrees with me, but I have to say the Time Traveler’s Wife. I just don’t get the appeal. There was nothing I enjoyed about it.
6. Which two authors would you like to see go head to head in a word-off (like a dance-off)?
Oscar Wilde and Maureen Johnson. With Jane Austen and Neil Gaiman as their seconds, respectively. Yee-haw!
7. I’ve always wanted to read Lord of the Rings in a cabin in the mountains or Nora Roberts in an Irish inn or The Woman in White in an abandoned asylum. What book-location pairing do you wish for?
This is absolutely the most intriguing question! I’ve really had to stretch to think of an answer, because I’ve never thought about reading a book in a setting-related place. I’ve had books that made me want to go places, but not necessarily to go to them in order to read there…hm. Well, I think the best answer I’ve got is that I would love to reread City of Dark Magic in Prague, so I can go to all the places it references.
8. Describe your bookish self in three words.
Long reading moodswings. (Yes, I made that into one word so I could cheat.)
10. If you had one extra day in the week, that nobody knew about and didn’t count, what would you with it?
I’ll be honest. I’m so exhausted these days, I’d probably spend the day having a Downton Abbey marathon while eating all the junk food and drinking all the wine I wanted. 😀
Thanks Trisha! These were awesome. 🙂