The Book Blogger Confessions

by Eve Jacob on January 4, 2015

Hello, fair readers! We’re in a whole new year now! That would be amazing, except for the fact that it’s been happening for literally billions of years and so it’s actually pretty mundane!

BUT that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with it–I believe in having fun with everything, even the most ordinary of occurrences.

Speaking of having fun (GOD, I am so good at smooth transitions), I did this thingie! “This thingie” being a challenge in which I was tagged by the fantastic and thoroughly well-read Daevone Molyneux, who you need to be stalking on Twitter. Here you can find Daevone’s own readerly confessions about book things.

So, without any further rambling (HAHAHA YEAH RIGHT) let’s get into it!

 

1. Which book, most recently, did you not finish?

Sadly, Stardust by Neil Gaiman. I love his work, but it got off to a kind of slow start and I was BOMBARDED at the time. I will definitely be reopening it this year, as I know it’s a great story and I want to finish it.

2. Which book is your guilty pleasure?

I don’t really do “guilty pleasures” because I don’t think I should have to feel guilty about anything I enjoy, but if I had to pick one, I think it’d be the (currently unpublished) Where Words Fail by Candice Montgomery (who is amazing and you should all go follow on Twitter because she is Actually The Greatest). I only list it here because, being a robot, I don’t enjoy romances…EVER…except that I LOVED this book. It was amazingly awesome, so be sure to buy it when it inevitably gets published and makes All The Money.

3. Which book do you love to hate?

I loved hating the Twilight books. I mean, they’re just so terrible that it’s actually kind of hilarious. I definitely can’t say I “liked” them, because they are ATROCIOUS. It’s more that they’re so bad and I’m so fascinated by how bad they are. I liken Twilight to a car accident—you KNOW you shouldn’t look, you KNOW you aren’t going to see anything worth seeing, and anything you DO see has the potential to scar you for life…but you can’t help. You keep gawking…horrified, but unable to look away from the horror.

4. Which book would you throw into the sea?

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Not because I hate it, but because I LOVE it. It’s one of my absolute favourite books, and it’s amazing, and Neil Gaiman has expressed a specific love for worn, well-loved, read-to-pieces, falling-apart-at-the-seams books, and I think it’d be amusing to have him sign it after it had been chucked into the ocean, then explain to him that I dropped it in the Pacific at one point.

5. Which book have you read the most?

Definitely the Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate. Mostly because I listen to this podcast where the books are (hilariously) read aloud (with much tangenting and nonsensical interjection) and, along with having owned and read (and re-read, and re-read…) those books since I was six years old, they are almost certainly the books I have read most.

6. Which book would you hate to receive as a present?

Anything in the erotica genre. And I don’t mean to insult anyone who reads/writes erotica—I don’t have a problem with the genre at all! I just don’t enjoy it personally, so if someone were to get me an erotica book, I’d be extremely disappointed, because I’d be certain that there was some sci-fi or fantasy or action-adventure that you could’ve gotten me instead that I would have LOVED.

7. Which book could you not live without?
Um…I think the books I write, honestly (at the risk of sounding very vain). I just love my characters and worlds so much that I can’t imagine being without them. I basically think about them all the time, so I literally wouldn’t even know what thoughts to have in my head without them.

8. Which book made you the angriest?

Wuthering Heights. I just wanted to murder everyone in that stupid book. They were all the worst people ever and I HATED them and I HATED the story and I HATE THAT BOOK. UGH.

9. Which book made you cry the most?

Bridge to Terabithia. I read it as a teen, and for the last few chapters, I was planning to finish it while my parents drove me to school the next morning. I ended up staying awake and finishing it alone in my room in the middle of the night…which I was SO grateful for, because I sobbed. And I never sob, so that’s saying something.

10. Which book cover do you hate the most?

I hate UGLY covers. I just can’t tollerate bad artwork. Honestly, the American version of the Harry Potter books—particularly the first three—are pretty darn lame to me. And this is in regards to books I LOVE. I am most definitely going to buy myself a second set of Harry Potter books with nicer covers someday.

 

To carry on this madness, I’ll tag the aforementioned Candice Montgomery and also the adorable and brilliant Jenna DeVillier, because she ALSO has a book that is going to be a best seller and you should go see what she’s got going on.

AND I’m done! *disappears*

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