Hello my dear friends.. !!! You are probably surprised to see this post today because I never blog over the weekend. But today is my birthday, so I just wanted to say hi to everyone and thank you all for being such an amazing and important part of my life, particularly for the past couple of years. I saw this post first on Steff’s blog @ Little Book Nook and thought it would be a good one to do on this special day of my life. Don’t forget to checkout their blog for more fun bookish content. And now let’s get started with this post.
1. What was the last book you read?
It’s just the first week of the New Year and I was already overthinking what to read. So, I decided to pick up my go to escapist read, The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry.
2. Was it a good one?
It definitely was a lot of fun and I just love the familiarity of reading about characters whom I’ve known for so long.
3. What made it good?
The same factors that have made me continue with this series for almost a decade – lots of history, descriptions of beautiful places across the globe which I would love to visit, and some thrilling action and adventure.
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
I definitely would, especially when anyone needs a little pick me up or to readers who love books like Da Vinci Code and movies like National Treasure.
5. How often do you read?
I try to read pretty much everyday because it’s such an important part of my life.
6. Do you like to read?
Is this question valid???
7. What was the last bad book you read?
I really wanted to like Blitzed but I just couldn’t.
8. What made you dislike it?
I had too many expectations because the main character Brynne was a favorite from the previous books. The book had a lot going for it but some of the actions of Brynne felt very unlike her and downright awful, and the conflict at the end so unreasonable that it just soured my whole experience.
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
I mean, I think I want to be but I’m not sure I can. I’m not a very creative person, so I don’t think writing my own stories is gonna be my thing. But I love blogging about books.
10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
I did a whole post last year about books that have impacted me over the years and the first one that I always talk about is the Mahabharata. I have read many versions of the epic and I can still find something to learn from it.
11. Do you read fan-fiction?
I haven’t read much recently but there was a long period of time in 2018 when I was pretty obsessed with fanfics. And I still like them, I guess I just don’t have the time.
12. Do you write fan-fiction?
Nah.. As I said, I’m not a very creative person.
13. What is your favourite book?
Ain’t that the toughest question you can ask any reader..!!! But one of my last year’s absolute favorites is Red, White and Royal Blue.
14. What is your least favourite book?
This is actually even more tougher to answer, because why would I want to remember books I hated. So, I’ll pass.
15. Do you prefer physical books or reading on a device (like Kindle)?
Kindle, any time. I’ve gotten used to reading ebooks on devices and now I find it actually tough to read physical copies.
16. When did you learn to read?
I don’t know, must have been 3 or 4.
17. What is your favourite book you had to read in school?
I didn’t have a lot of assigned reading in school but one my favorites was a Sherlock Holmes short story, The Speckled Band which started my obsession with him.
18. What is your favourite book series?
Throne of Glass… Always !!!!!
19. Who is your favourite author?
Wow there are so many..!!!! Rin Chupeco, Nisha Sharma, Sandhya Menon, Leigh Bardugo, SJM, Robert Jackson Bennett etc etc.
20. What is your favourite genre?
21. Who is your favourite character from a series?
Again… it’s obviously Aelin. I don’t know why I love her so much, I just do.
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
I have really felt transported by the Grisha trilogy, particularly Ravka is written very vividly and makes me wanna go there.
23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
From my last year’s reads, it has to be Descendant of the Crane. I can’t believe there might not be a sequel.
24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?
I’m not exactly sure because I usually love getting more books with the same characters. But I definitely wish Cursed Child wasn’t canon.
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
If the book is good, just a day. If anything goes beyond 2-3 days, then I’m either gonna hate it or DNF it.
26. Do you like when books become movies?
I’m very bad at visualizing what I read, so I love movie adaptations. They just need to be good.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
Allegiant maybe. I loved that series (till that dreadful ending) but the movie was so dull and boring.
28. Which movie has done the book justice?
Lord of the Rings… !!!! I know hardcore book fans might not think so, but I adore the movies.
29. Do you read newspapers?
In childhood yes. Now I get my news from twitter.
30. Do you read magazines?
I might turn the pages of a magazine if I’m in a bookstore but I’m not that much into them. Sometimes, I might buy an Indian one if it has my favorite celebs on the cover or any special interviews.
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
32. Do you read while in bed?
I actually put on an audiobook and go to sleep while listening to it. It has become a daily ritual now.
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
Well I usually have my phone or iPad with me, so sometimes yes.
34. Do you read while in the car?
I don’t know how to drive and I have a tendency to panic even when I’m a passenger, so reading while in the car is very good for curbing my anxiety.
35. Do you read while in the bath?
Nah.. not my thing.
36. Are you a fast reader?
37. Are you a slow reader?
38. Where is your favourite place to read?
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate when you read?
I don’t think so. I put on tv or music while reading and I can concentrate just fine.
40. Do you need a room to be silent when you read?
No way. I’m not good with silences.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
My parents were apparently avid readers before I was born and my name literally means “Literature”, so I always say I was destined to be a reader. And books were always what I got as gifts right from when I was around 6 years old, so I think it would be my parents who gave me my love for reading.
42. What book is next on your list to read?
I have no idea. Maybe Trick Mirror or Of Curses and Kisses.
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
I don’t think chapter books were really a thing in my childhood.
44. Who is your favourite children’s author?
45. Which author would you most want to interview?
I met Nisha Sharma once during the Baltimore Book Festival and had a lovely chat with her, but I would love to do a more indepth interview with her for my blog.
46. Which author do you think you would be friends with?
I would love to be friends with Leigh Bardugo and Sandhya Menon.
47. What book have you reread the most?
48. Which books do you consider ‘classics’?
I don’t think I like the label classic. It sounds a bit pretentious.
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
I don’t think banning books serves any purpose, other than driving up the interest for them. But maybe we can tell students about the problematic content in certain books and then let them decide if they still want to read them.
I hope you got to know me a little better today through this post and liked reading my answers…!!! If you wanna know something else about me, feel free to ask me in the comments below 🙂