Spectacular Book Tag
Ahh....books. I just can't resist them. ;) Or tags about them. So when Jonathan from The Second Brother tagged me, how could I say no? :P Anyways, hope you have fun reading my answers! :)
1. Answer the questions
2. Tag 3 to 5 bloggers
1. What are your favorite book covers?
I have to be a bit bias here...I really love the covers to my books "Alice & Alyssa" and "The Silver Flower". ;)
However, I also really like the cover to this version of "The Hobbit":
2. What are your favorite book titles?
Ready for a list? :P I have a lot of favorite titles of my own books:
The Princess & I
Beyond the Galaxy
Into the Future
But also a bunch from other authors:
Escape from Warsaw
(and also this book's original title: The Silver Sword)
King of the Wind
They Dared to Return
Alone, Yet Not Alone
The Silent Blade
A Wrinkle in Time
Fair Blows the Wind
These are only a few. Believe me, I could have come up with a LOT more!! ;)
3. Have you read a book and didn't know why they named it that and what was the title?
Actually, and this is surprising to me since I never really thought about it until this question came up, I have never read a book that's title didn't make sense with the book's plot. I've heard from certain sister's of mine that a few of Sir Walter Scott's books have titles that don't make sense, but I haven't read any of his books (yet) so...yeah. :)
4. Have you read a book with a character that made you mad?
Peter, Ender's older brother from Orson Scott Card's book Ender's Game. He was just downright mean. Cruel, actually. For the record, I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone under sixteen, and it's not a book meant for girls. I liked the plot, but there was a lot of rudeness in it that I had to skip over.
5. Is there someone or something from a book you would never want to come across?
I could name a lot of villains here. Like every-villain-from-every-book-ever. I have to say though, I'd REALLY hate to come across a Nazgul from Lord of the Rings (or goblins, or orcs, or wargs...the list goes on from there).
6. If you could meet a character in person from a book who would it be?
Either Sam Gamgee (from Lord of the Rings) or Breandan Mornelly. It's a tie. ;)
7. What book are you currently reading?
A couple actually. :) I'm s-l-o-w-l-y working my way through a three book biography about Theodore Roosevelt (which is absolutely fascinating, but very long), The Idiot's Guide to American Literature for school, and some other various books by author friends on blogs. You know who you are. B-)
8. Have you read a book that made you cry?
I don't really cry while reading books. Neither to I usually cry while watching movies. I know, I'm rather unfeeling in that way. :) I've had suspiciously damp eyes a couple times, but I never actually cried. I do remember reading a story recently (Beauty in the Storm by Jesseca Dawn) which did bring me to the point of tears. It was beautifully written. :')
9. What is the weirdest book you read?
A Wrinkle in Time was an odd book. Also a few of Jack London's and Edgar Allen Poe's books were weird...to say the least. I can't remember their titles right off the top of my head, but they were weird. ;) I don't read much of them on purpose, but for American Literature I did have to read a couple.
10. What is the worst book/series you ever read?
For the most part I try to steer away from terrible books. So probably the worst book I've read is either Martin Eden by Jack London (not recommended reading) or Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Now, just to clear some things up, neither of these books are BAAAAD in the worst sense of the word...just not the best for a Christian, homeschooled young lady. :)
11. If you could only read one more book the entire year what would it be?
I'm assuming you mean OTHER than the Bible? ... Aw man, I just realized that I missed an opportunity to use the easy out. Bother.
*tries to think of longest possible book in house*
Ok, to answer your question it would either be War & Peace, Les Misrables, or Moby Dick. All three books I want to read sometime in the future (you know, just to "wow" people... "You have read War & Peace! WOW! That's impressive!"...why not? :P) so if I had a whole year to focus on only one book, I'd probably pick one of them.
Who I'm Tagging: I tried to think of people who hadn't gotten this tag yet, and would be willing to try it...and came up with a few:
Sharon Small from The Smallest Small
Jesseca Dawn from Whimsical Writings and A Kansas Wind
Emily McConnell from The Imaginary World of Emily McConnell
Jonathan from Fishing for Ideas
Hope you had fun coming up with answers! Let me know if you're planning on doing this and I'll drop by to read your answers! :) Have fun! God bless!