Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Because you can't really make me stay away from a tag about books :)

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?
Nope. I have a few favourite places but I read almost everywhere :D

Bookmark or random piece of paper?
Used to be bookmarks. But now as much as I hate to admit it, dog ears :(

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?
Depends on the book honestly. If it’s highly engrossing, I keep saying to myself – just another chapter. Just one more! But otherwise I can just stop mostly after a chapter though.

Do you eat or drink while reading?
Yes! Yes!

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?
Nope. No TV definitely. Mostly none. Sometimes music in the background.

One book at a time or several at once?
Used to be a stickler to one book at a time, but now several at once.

Reading at home or everywhere?
Everywhere :)

Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently in my head.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?
I don’t ever skip pages or read ahead, but I may skim the content.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?
Keeping it like new of course. Breaking the spine sounds too gruesome to hear! :-/

Do you write in your books?

If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to lunch, who would you invite and why?
Mario Puzo and Michael Corleone. Without a doubt! :) Can you imagine the conversations that can take place.
Godfather has been one of the most engrossing and one of my most favourite books of all time! It kind of heralded my start into reading bigger and better novels.

What book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?
Harry Potter. I would really like to know more about James, Lily and the gang.

Which two characters (not from the same book) would make a good couple?
Ok, I will go with my top 2 favourite characters, but I don’t really want them to be a couple.
Lisbeth Salander and Michael Corleone.

If you ran into your favourite author on the subway and only could say one sentence to them, who is it and what, would it be?
Err. I have so many of them. But if I have to go with one, I’d pick Steig Larsson and at the risk of sounding flabbergasted, I’d ask – “Lisbeth Salander?  How did you even think up of such a character! Whoa!”

What book made you a reader and why?
Oh plenty, starting right from the Tinkles, Gokulams and Champaks to the Enid Blytons, Nancy Drews, etc.
Gives me a nice escape into another world!

Your bookshelf just caught fire. Show the book you’d save.
Don’t you mean books? And don’t you mean shelves as well!

Which dystopian world would you want to live in if you had to choose one? Why?
The magical world of Harry Potter :)

What is your most epic read of all time?
Can’t bring myself to think of just one. I’ll go with my top 5.
Godfather – for taking me into worlds beyond Sidney Sheldon and Mary Higgins Clark
Steig Larsson – The Millennium trilogy!
Harry Potter – for providing me with an escape into a world quite unlike and unusual.
Kane and Abel – For being the first ever book I couldn’t really put down, in spite of having my board exams at the time!
Palace of Illusions – for showing me different perspectives of an epic I have come to love.

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