The Bookish Blog Tag
So this is a little different than what I normally do, BUT . . . I was nominated for the Bookish Blog Tag by Naomi Johns, a fellow student from the Young Writers' Workshop! (Thanks so much, Naomi!) Check out her blog here: https://naomiloveswriting.blogspot.com.
Yeah, I didn't know what a blog tag is either.
It's actually really neat. Not only do you all get to read a fun interview, but you can also check out a whole bunch of other cool websites and interviews!
And all these questions are about books! Can it get better?
Now we cannot simply go crazy on the Internet and just talk randomly about books. (Wait . . . I do that all the time.) There are rules.
What are 1-3 of your favorite books of all time?
Only three? Oh, alright. Fawkes and Romanov by Nadine Brandes--most especially Fawkes. She created a very unique allegory to true historical events and made me think about it in a whole different light than before. Healer's Bane by Hope Ann--the world is so very vivid and I can tell a lot of thought went into it. Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire by Wayne Thomas Batson--I'm including those as one entry, because it's a continuing story. It's a fast-paced adventure in a creative setting and pirates and stuff. And my newest favorite is Dust by Kara Swanson--she addressed issues teens need to read about in a magical way with such unique character voices.
What are 1-3 of your favorite authors of all time?
As I mentioned above, Nadine Brandes. I've read all her books, and they've all been so creative and made me think about things in a new light. Hope Ann--when I read one of her books, I can tell how much thought has gone into it, and therefore I think as well. (I like books that make me think, can you tell?) And Roseanna White--while she's a historical fiction author, she doesn't do the slow historical romance that is so common. I love how she incorporates threads of mystery and suspense along with bold themes of faith.
Who is your favorite female character from a book?
Anne Ross from Isle of Swords/Isle of Fire. She really changed the way I wrote my female characters. She showed me it's possible to be a lady and be strong at the same time.
Who is your favorite male character from a book?
Thomas Fawkes from Fawkes. He's a little on the awkward side, but he's brave, determined, and always willing to sort out the truth. His voice is very realistic and I found myself relating a lot to him.
What's your favorite fictional world?
I'd have to say either the color magic world of Fawkes (although I wish there were a purple mask) or the pixie dust world of Dust (although I hate heights, it almost tricked me into forgetting that). Ironically, they're both in London.
Which book has your favorite book cover?
This actually goes to Dreamtreaders by Wayne Thomas Batson, a book I just read recently. While it's not what I normally read, I adore the cover. I like the concept and the bold colors.
Another favorite would have to go to a book I've never read before (but a family member of mine has), which is The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey. The water tones are so gorgeous.
Last favorite, I promise, goes to a book on my to-be-read list, which is The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. I love the watercolor look!
What's your favorite book-to-movie adaption?
Here's my problem with book-to-movie adaptions. Of all the ones I've seen, I've either read the book and not seen the movie, or seen the movie and not read the book. The only two that I've done both are The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Nim's Island. I didn't understand when I was younger why they changed things from book to movie. But in the case of Narnia, I feel like they gave a lot more depth to the characters and the sibling relationships. (And, you know, we actually experience the battle instead of an uninvolved narration of the battle.)
If you could make any book into a movie, which would it be?
*gathers up all my favorites and sets them on a table*
What was your favorite childhood book?
For early reader, Spunky's Diary by Janette Oke. Because . . . puppies. When I got into middle grade fiction, I was a huge fan of the Millie Keith series, and still have the complete set. They are so good, a really rare find for girls' fiction these days.
Fantasy or Sci-fi (or neither)?
I am not a huge reader of either, but fantasy tends to be my one, if the concept grabs me.
There you have it! All my bookish secrets! Now to nominate some fantastic people!
Hope Ann (https://authorhopeann.com)
Allison Grace (https://allisongracewrites.com)
Laura Baloga (https://simplybeautiful311.wordpress.com)
*Even if you're not tagged, I'd love to hear your answers to the questions and your adventures in the comments!*
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