…and about fantasy, because it’s time for the…
…that’s right, the Fantasy Favorites Read-A-Thon! If you’re just now checking out this blog for the first time, because of the link up – welcome! Get comfortable while I tell you a little something about me.
1. Introduce yourself!
So this is where I get to talk about myself again, hence the title. I did a post with 21 Random Facts About Me two months ago (you will quickly notice I’m one of my favorite subjects), but here’s the short version: student, rebel (I always wear two different kinds of socks, so I kind of feel like I have a rightful claim to that title), tv show addict, Queen of procrastination (gotta be queen of something, right?), overuser of brackets. I still feel like this gif describes me best as a person:
2. Why did you choose to join the read-a-thon?
Procrastination. I have to write twenty pages for uni in the next two weeks, so I figured what better time to sign up for a Read-A-Thon. Kidding, kidding (kinda). It looked shiny, and I was promised fun challenges! I don’t like the “challenge” part, but the “fun” part distracted me for long enough to sign up, so here I am.
3. What books do you intend to read? What’s your reading goal and how many pages do you actually think you can manage?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN THERE’S GOING TO BE HOMEWORK. I never even did that in school (sorry, Hermione). I don’t like obligations, so let’s say …10? Pages, that is, not books. Do I look like an overachiever? I figure that’s juuust about manageable. If I don’t read 10 pages, you’re welcome to hit me or steal my cake. You can guess which one would hurt me more.
Seriously though, I’m not sure how much I’ll actually manage or even what books I’m going to read yet. I don’t really have any fantasy books with me right now (okay I have an entire cabinet full of books, but they’re all books I’ve already read). I’ll stop by my flat in a couple of days though, so I’m hoping my copy of Night Broken by Patricia Briggs already arrived, in which case I’m definitely reading that, because I’ve been waiting for the paperback to come out for months.
4. What is your current favourite fantasy read?
Ummmmmm… Hang on, let me
look on Goodreads think about this for a sec. I DON’T KNOW AAAH. Would I ask you to choose between your children? What do you mean you like one of them better than the other? I’M STILL NOT CHOOSING OKAY.
5. What is your least favourite fantasy read of all time?
Okay, so I’m sure I’ve read A LOT worse at one point or another, but the one that comes to mind first, because I was most recently disappointed by it… let me give you a moment to get your pitchforks ready …is Throne of Glass. Granted, the expectations were high, but it just wasn’t for me.
6. Which fantasy book are you dying to read?
No, of course I’m not checking Goodreads again. So I already mentioned Night Broken, but I’d also really like to read Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce, because I read the series as a child and loved it. I never remembered the name once I was older, so it wasn’t until a couple of months ago that a friend finally knew what I was talking about and gave me the names of the series and the author. I might totally hate it now, but I doubt it!
7. What fantasy book would you like to star in?
OKAY, LET’S DO THIS. I would LOVE to be able to shoot fireballs from my hands and basically control the elements (yes, yes fire is a chemical reaction and not an element, don’t go all smartass on me), so let’s examine my options. There’s The Darkest Minds of course, but it seems like Reds have a hard time controlling themselves, and I’m already twitchy enough without the added nervousness of being hunted for my abilities. I always used to pretend I was controlling rain and lightning during thunderstorms when I was a kid
okay last month, we all have our weak moments, and coincidentally(?) I was also born during a huge thunderstorm. I’m thinking… Percy Jackson? Except with the powers of Zeus and Poseidon combined? Throw in a little Hephaestus for fire control and badass mechanic skills, and we’re good to go. Maybe we could do the whole thing in a slightly less stressful setting though. I’m thinking Fangirl, or something along those lines. Impressive powers are all well and good, but so are decent sanitary facilities.
8. Suggest three books for other read-a-thon participants that you think are worth powering through during the read-a-thon.
It has recently come to my attention that there are still people who haven’t read Harry Potter. Read Harry Potter. Apart from that, I really like Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (and Graceling and Fire, but Bitterblue is my favorite), and I very much enjoyed the world of the Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke when I was younger. Oh, and if you haven’t read the Narnia books… well, do it. The Eragon books definitely have a rich world to delve into if you don’t mind the purple prose as well. This question is making me think of all my childhood favorites, so now I’m wondering whether I’m not reading as much fantasy anymore, or whether I just read all the good stuff when I was younger.
9. If you could choose any fantasy book character to be chained to you during the read-a-thon, whom would you pick and why?
Recent comments by the creators of this Read-A-Thon make me think I should choose very carefully here, because it might come up again. The first who came to mind are the Weasley twins, but I’m sure Inge’s already kidnapped them (I just went to check and it seems I’m as correct as I am twinless), so to mix things up a bit I’ll pick Percy instead. What? I said “a bit”, let’s not go crazy here. His constant nagging might be a pain in the ass, but he turned BAMF in Deathly Hallows, and I like a good underdog story. He studies a lot, and I never study, so that might come in helpful. And really, someone needs to pick that kid first for once. Plus, I can use him as a human shield if he turns out to be too annoying, so it’s really a win-win situation. For me.
10. Tag at least one friend and pester them into participating in this link up! Trust me, next Monday will be fun, especially if you answer question 9!
Oh. This is the “recent comments” I was referring to in question 9. My brain is a sieve. Anyways, if you’re reading this, I’m tagging you. Consider yourself tagged and pestered. I challenge you to beat my reading goal.