I found this tag over on Pages and Pens and couldn’t resist.
WHAT BOOK OR SERIES WOULD YOU FORCE YOUR ENEMY TO READ?
Probably Fifty Shades of Grey and company, though I know many people enjoy that series and it might be comedic enough to prove entertaining, so I’m not sure it would really be torturous.
WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU TRIED TO READ SEVERAL TIMES BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FINISH?
The Once and Future King – it was not at all what I thought it would be and most of the time I had no clue what was going on. I finally gave up on it.
WHAT BOOK HAS A CLOSE FRIEND RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ENDED UP LOVING?
There are probably lots of them, most recently Eat, Pray, Love which has been recommended to me by several people, including my Mum.
WHAT BOOK IN THE LAST YEAR TOOK YOU THE LONGEST TO READ (CUZ YOU’RE LAZY!)
Just because a book takes me a while to read doesn’t mean I’m lazy. Usually, I’m just busy or it’s a slow read, or I’m putting it off because I don’t enjoy it. The Dark Tower series took me months to slog through because I was hating it more the farther into it I went. Ugh.
WHAT IS THE FASTEST BOOK YOU’VE READ IN THE LAST 5 YEARS BECAUSE IT WAS SO DAMN GOOD!
You think I can remember even half of what I read over the past five years!? Recently I read The Color Purple in a day. There are also novellas that I’ve read in a day too since they’re so short.
CLEAR YOUR MIND…WHAT ARE THE FIRST THREE BOOKS THAT IMMEDIATELY COME INTO YOUR MIND?
The Hobbit, Artemis Fowl, Silver Metal Lover
LAST BOOK YOU WILL ADMIT TO SKIMMING? (CHEATER!)
The short story collection, Frankenstein Dreams, was really boring me so I definitely did some major skimming there. It was a review book, so I wanted to finish it, but man, it was a challenge.
WHAT AUTHOR, IF THEY SECRETLY DROPPED A BRAND NEW BOOK TOMORROW, WOULD YOU IMMEDIATELY HAVE TO BUY AND BEGIN TO READ ASAP!
Why would they secretly drop a book? That doesn’t seem very lucrative. Well…anything by Christopher Moore, GRRM, Paolo Bacigalupi, Joe Hill, Charles de Lint, Seanen MacGuire…the list is probably pretty long.
FAVORITE BOOK/TYPE OF BOOK TO READ IN BED AND BY THE POOL?
Reading in bed and reading by the pool are two very different experiences. I read every night before I go to bed, so I’ll read any book in bed. Actually, I’d probably read anything by the pool too, but light, summery reads feel more appropriate.
WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR BEST FRIEND AND FORCE THEM TO READ BECAUSE IT’S SO GOOD?!
I don’t want to force anyone to read anything – generally, it doesn’t help! But I would certainly suggest Warbreaker and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet because they’re two of my top reads from this year. I also really want more people to read The Lies of Locke Lamora.
Well, this was a fun little tag – let me know if you agree or disagree with my answers! I’m always up for a friendly debate or gushing over mutual loves. To be honest, I’m not sure why this is called the world’s worst book tag though because many of the questions are positive…