Thanks jo @ The Bearable Blog for tagging me for the Books and Reading Challenge.
1. April TBR?
I have a ton of books at home. But I was bad and picked out random books at the library.
The Lightning Thief by- guess who?
Rump, The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (The cover! What beauty is this? A dragon. . . And it's blue and shiny!)
2. Book/series you would like to see as a movie?
They need to remake The Princess Bride. Yes the original will always be a classic. But now they have CGI and stuff. . . think what wonders they could do with that movie. The Cliffs of Insanity. The ROUSs! The Machine!
3. Overhyped book/author?
Eh, I'm going with jo's answer.
The Fault in Our Stars.
I know. Please don't shoot me. But- it just-
I'm not even going to try.
4. The best book series you ever read?
The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen is my new favorite. I haven't read the last one yet though.
Also Divergent by Veronica Roth, but I think that's a well known fact.
5. Book to movie adaption that was really bad?
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Just don't watch it. I don't know what happened in the movie. But it wasn't the story that I read.
6. Books that just made you cry?
The Hunger Games by Suzzanne Collins
I mostly cried during the movie Catching Fire though in the theater. Unashamedly. Mostly because I knew what was going to happen, and I could feel what the characters felt, and it was real.
The Giver by Louis Lowry
People, they don't know what love is. And they don't have music! Can you blame me for tears?
"You could ask, 'Do you enjoy me?' The answer would be 'Yes,'" his mother said.
"Or," his father suggested, "'Do you take pride in my accomplishments?' And the answer is wholeheartedly 'Yes.'"
"Do you understand why it's inappropriate to use a word like 'love'?" Mother asked.
Jonas nodded. "Yes, thank you, I do," he replied slowly.
It was his first lie to his parents.
I wrote in the margins of this book. I never write in books, but I had do something! I seriously cried over this one. It'd be nice to say I'm hardhearted and unmoving. But when it's sad, it sad, guys! I usually don't cry, actually, but this book. . .
7. Book you're reading right now? Quick rating?
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. 4/5 It's funny and a good MG.
8. A book series that you just didn't like?
I don't encounter that often.
The only thing I can think of is- you all are going to hate me- The Series of Unfortunate Events. I loved Lemony Snicket's style. It was hilarious and fresh to me. But it was so depressing. When I was a green little fourteen year old, I couldn't read depressing books or else I would mope around all week with a headache. I even kept on through the second book, and nope, just couldn't do it.
9. Book you haven't read yet, but really need to?
You want the whole list?
The books I've owned since the beginning of the year and haven't touched yet. (I blame the library.)
The Two Towers and The Return of the King by Tolkien. I write fantasy, people. This is something I must read!
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I want to read this so badly. But it's a thick and daunting book. Plus everywhere I go, I see the other books in the series, but never the first one. What's up with that?
10. What was the first book you really loved?
Oh, Say Can You Say? by Dr. Seuss
I read this thing over and over out loud whether I had anybody to read to or not. I could read all the tongue twisters to near perfection, and I still have some of it memorized.
"Oh, my brothers! Oh, my sisters!
These are terrible tongue twisters!"
Said a book reading parrot named Hooey.
"The words in this book are all phooey.
When you say them, your lips
Make slips and back flips
And your tongue may end up in Saint Looey!"
What about you? What book could you not stand? Which was the first book you fell in love with? (Not to be dramatic or anything) What book do you want to see on the big screen?