Feeling very happy today with Hannah’s nomination for The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers! Thank you so much, Hannah, you can visit her blog here.
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and add a link to their blog in your post.
- Answer the questions provided by the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate ten other bloggers.
- Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.
And without further ado here’s the answers for Hannah’s questions.
- What is your favorite book and why?
My favorite book is The Mists Of Avalon, mainly because it had such an impact when I first read it – which was many years ago, by the way. Back then, female characters were more damsels in distress than the typical badass heroines we see now. So “The Mists of Avalon” was quite innovative for the time, and we got to see a feminist perspective on the famous tale of The King Arthur. Basically, the concept was that the women behind the throne were quite important, to say the least. Another reason that this book remains my favorite is that no other, until now, has managed to have the same impact on me – I shall wait and hope!
Unfortunately, if it was today, such masterpiece would probably have remained unread. This is in light of the recent accusations against Marion Zimmer Bradley, after her death. Even quoting a Goodreads question:
Should you read a book written by a woman who sexually molested her own daughter for years? And protected her husband who was a convicted pedophile?
This is something that makes me very sad indeed, and there is a very interesting article by Alyssa Rosenberg, she feels the same way I do.
2. Who is your favorite author?
This is one of those questions I never know what to answer. It goes along the same lines of “What is your favorite band?” and I like so many bands and so many authors! But okay, let’s pick one. If I have to pick one, I will say Haruki Murakami, since two of my favorite books were written by him. Also, I just love his writing style, he has a way with words. His work has been described as ‘easily accessible, yet profoundly complex‘, and it couldn’t be more accurate.
3. How or why did you start book blogging?
I created a blog as soon as I realized I wanted to talk about the books I read. I was posting a few reviews on Goodreads, and then I signed up for NetGalley. That’s when I thought it was the right time to start a blog. As time-consuming as it might be, I don’t regret a bit.
4. Which book is your least favorite in a series?
Not too sure if I got this question right, but I rarely finish series nowadays. But my least favorite book which was part of a series? Fifty Shades of Grey! (Yes, I have read it, I had to! Needless to say, I didn’t read anything else in the series). – Actually, it’s my least favorite book ever, series or not. I am generally easy to please, so that’s saying a lot.
5. What is your ultimate OTP? (One true pair/ship)
Can I be really cheesy right now? Romeo and Juliet.
6. Which book do you love, but you hate the movie?
The Time Machine. When will someone make a good movie from this?
7. If you had to pick one book to recommend to a friend, which would it be and why?
Definitely Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F. , I have read the Portuguese version when I was a teenager, and it’s incredible how it makes you feel like you are there with Christiane F., as she tells her true story. It’s good for any audience too.
This is a chronicle of Christiane’s life as she and other teenagers from West Berlin experienced it in the late 1970s. Her rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, the longing for acceptance, the thrilling risks, and even the musical obsessions that fill out the rest of Christiane’s existence will be familiar to every reader. This enduring portrait of Christiane’s struggle is not just her battle with heroin addiction—it’s the story of a teenage girl trying to find herself and her place in the world. Originally published in Germany in 1979, the book was a runaway bestseller, and was made into a popular movie in 1981, also named “Christiane F.,” with a soundtrack by David Bowie, one of Christiane’s favorite musicians.
8. Have you ever seen a movie, but never read the book?
Every time I happen to watch the movie first. There is nothing worse for me than reading a book after having watched the movie, it destroys the process of imagining everything. The opposite is fine, though. Even if most of the times, I feel that the movie doesn’t follow what happened in my imagination.
9. What is your favorite book genre?
Fantasy! I think the fact that I’ve spent my childhood playing roleplaying video games had an influence on this. I prefer Epic Fantasy and Dark Fantasy than YA, but really, I am open to everything. During the Summer, I tend to read too much Chick Lit too – What can I say, it’s what I call my guilty pleasure!
10. Last but not least, who is your favorite BookTuber?
Ok, so I have a confession to make: I am not following any Book Tuber at the moment! If anyone wants to recommend some, I will be very happy to take a look.
And the nominees are…
- Read It Or Not Reviews
- Your Daughter’s Book Shelf
- Words Read and Written
- Girl of 1000 Wonders
- The Literary Counsellor
- The Hungry Monster
- Brittany Marie Reads
- Fantasy Fan Girls
- Rather Be Reading YA
- The Bookish Angel
And they will have to answer the following questions:
- What is your favorite childhood book?
- E-books or printed books?
- What is your favorite place to read?
- Is there any genre you would never read?
- What’s your review rating system?
- What is your favorite fictional character?
- What was the best film adaption of a book?
- How do you chose the next book to read?
- Top 3 authors?
- Is there any book release you are particularly looking forward to?
Thanks again to Hannah, and I hope you all enjoyed the questions and answers.