Happy Friday storytellers! I feel like this is a trend going for the blog, but yet again I had a review scheduled for today and have yet to finish the book, so here we are with a tag post! I wasn’t tagged in this, but saw during my search on the web and thought it would be fun!
Found on Peace Love And Veggies blog. After a deep search, I wasn’t able to find the original creator to credit, but thanks whoever you are for making this tag! I’m not going tag anyone for this but if you want to take a stab at these fifty questions, then consider yourself tagged by me!
1.) What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia!
2.) Was it a good one?
So good! Cannot recommend it enough to those who love fantasy!
3.) What made it good?
The writing style I think, as well as the mythology that the story is surrounded by–I haven’t read a lot of Mayan mythological books, especially fictional ones, so this was a really great read!
4.) Would you recommend it to other people?
5.) How often do you read?
I read every single day! Literally. If I’m not writing, binging TV/movies, I am reading–ya girl has zero social life 😂.
6.) Do you like to read?
Seeing as how I run a mainly book blog and I read every single day–the answer would be yes. Yes I do like to read.
7.) What was the last bad book you read?
This Is Not A Love Scene by S.C. Megale. That was just…yeah. You can read my entire review for it by clicking on the title, but basically to sum it up…
8.) What made you dislike it?
The sexism was a huge turn off for me as well as the ace and homo phobia that the main character expresses throughout with her inner dialogue commentary and her jokes with her friends. Its just a solid no.
9.) Do you wish to be a writer?
Yes! My mom use to say that I came out of the womb with pen and piece of paper in my hand because I learned to write before I learned to talk. It’s always been in my head and heart to write in some capacity one day!
10.) Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
What book hasn’t?! I think every book I have read has influenced me in some way shape or form–even the ones I don’t like.
11.) Do you read fan-fiction?
Yes, yes I do! Jonas Brothers fan fiction as well as ACOTAR fanfic is my jam.
12.) Do you write fan-fiction?
I do and you will never read a single shred of it.
13.) What is your favourite book?
How about my favorite books? (these are seriously only a few because we would be here all day)
- The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyers
- A Court Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
- Wall of Winnipeg And Me by Mariana Zapata (literally anything by her really)
- Much ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
- This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
14.) What is your least favourite book?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I had to read this in high school for SAT prep and my teacher dragged it out for the entire semester to the point where I was clawing my eyes out at it. I really despise this book now, and it isn’t even the books fault.
15.) Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like Kindle)?
I like both, however, I recently have been leaning more to kindle just because a lot of my reading happens during my lunch break (and low key during work) and it is just easier to sneak it in than a big book.
16.) When did you learn to read?
When I was a itty bitty story teller! Both my parents were avid readers and highly encouraged me and my siblings to read from an early age; and because I was homeschooled up until sophomore year of high school–reading was demanded. For an exact age of when I started learning, I’d have to call my mom…actually let me do that–please hold.
Sam (Me): Mom, when did you start teaching me to read?
Mom: Why? Who is asking?
S: Don’t ask questions! It ruins the James Bond vibe I have in my head!
M: I’m going to ask questions when you ask me to remember the era of terror
S: I WAS A SAINT and its the blog mom–its for the blog.
M: Yes, a saint from hell.
S: I’m your favorite so Maury says that’s a lie.
M: I have no favorites. Tell dem you were four and meh say hello.
Storytellers, my mother says hello.
17.) What is your favourite book you had to read in school?
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.
18.) What is your favourite book series?
You are really coming after my life with these questions! Again, I can’t pick so here are a few: The Twilight Saga, A Court of Thrones and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, This Mortal Coil Series by Emily Suvada, The Texting Series by Teagan Hunter, The Bailey Series by Piper Rayne
19.) Who is your favourite author?
Honestly guys, I really can’t choose! So I’m throwing a list at you: Mariana Zapata, Sarah J. Maas, Emily Suvada, Piper Rayne, Teagan Hunter, Kristen Callihan, JRR Tolkien, Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman, Becky Albertalli, Angie Thomas, Sarah Dessen
20.) What is your favourite genre?
Romance, Fantasy and Science Fiction!
21.) Who is your favourite character in a book series?
Alice Cullen, because she is a badass ray of sunshine and I stan queens
22.) Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Yes! It’s one of the things I love about reading and storytelling–it’s ability to transport ones self through different realms and time. Storytelling is the epitome of what the TARDIS is.
23.) Which book do you wish had a sequel?
The Wall of Winnipeg And Me by Mariana Zapata.
24.) Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. You can catch my reviews for my re-read with Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams here, but let’s just say…the sequels didn’t live up to present Sam’s hype.
25.) How long does it take you to read a book?
Depends on the book and how invested I am! Some I can binge in one sitting others it can take me months. Typically though, 2 days.
26.) Do you like when books become movies?
Yes and no. Yes, because its two of my greatest passions (books and film) colliding together to retell a story, and I’ll get to relive those tender moments from a book I loved in a different medium/light. However, it’s also a no, because I am a firm believer that stories each have a medium that best tells their tale, and not every medium/platform can do it justice as the other one can. That being said, I’m always hesitant because films rarely ever play out the way it does in my head when I’m reading.
27.) Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
Percy Jackson series. The movie was hella dumb and I really just cannot get into the series to finish it without picturing the movie.
28.) Which movie has done a book justice?
- The Hate U Give
- The Hunger Games
- Twilight Saga: Eclipse
29.) Do you read newspapers?
Yes! Bossman has one delivered here at the office every week morning, so I read it when I get in before I set it on his desk.
30.) Do you read magazines?
Sometimes, but I don’t subscribe to any so not really.
31.) Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
32.) Do you read while in bed?
It’s my favorite place to read!
33.) Do you read while on the toilet?
It’s my second favorite place to read! 😂😂😂
34.) Do you read while in the car?
Yes! I take my lunch breaks in the back seat of my car where I stretch out and read!
35.) Do you read while in the bath?
Nope! I’m afraid of getting things wet, but I got a little bath stand thingy, so I may try that in the coming weeks!
36.) Are you a fast reader?
I like to think I am if I’m super invested in the book!
37.) Are you a slow reader?
Nope, I’m definitely not that.
38.) Where is your favourite place to read?
In my bed with christmas lights on at night 😍
39.) Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
Not if I’m enjoying the book!
40.) Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
Sometimes but mostly I am really good at blocking out noise as I grew up with a bunch of Jamaicans who are notoriously loud ❤
41.) Who gave you your love for reading?
My mom and dad! They both loved reading, and like I said before–they really encouraged us kids to persue that love too.
42.) What book is next on your list to read?
Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score
43.) When did you start to read chapter books?
Please hold as I ask my mom again…she says when I was six. Also hello again.
44.) Who is your favourite children’s book author?
Whoever wrote the American Girl: Samantha series. Those were my jam growing up!
45.) Which author would you most want to interview?
Shit the list is long but I really would love to interview Jay Kristoff and Mariana Zapata, as I am really intrigued on their writing process and getting to know them more!
46.) Which author do you think you would be friends with?
Teagan Hunter because we have the same humor I think and maybe also Piper Rayne because they are the bees and knees and I need to be friends with them. Its gotta be a thing.
47.) What book have you reread the most?
If it isn’t a Mariana Zapata book, it’s probably Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer.
48.) Which books do you consider “classics?”
The Hunger Games, How To Kill A Mockingbird, Fahrenheit 451, Pride and Prejudice, and Invisible Man.
49.) Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Speak by Lauren Halse Anderson.
50.) Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don’t think books should be banned from schools because even from the problematic ones, there is still something we can learn from it–whether that be an example of things we shouldn’t become or do, or traits we should implement.
And those are my answers! Like I said earlier, I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to take a stab at these questions, then consider yourself tagged by me!
Happy Friday and Happy Reading!