Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you are all having an okay week. I got my booster on Friday and it wiped me out for a few days. I always react that way to vaccines, no matter what they are! I did a lot of blog hopping while lying in my bed for days, and that is when I found this tag on Michaela’s blog, Journey Into Books. I am also challenging myself and only allowing Pride and Prejudice to be an answer for one of these questions…
What are 1-3 of your favourite books of all time?
If you made me choose between Never Let Me Go, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, or Piranesi I don’t think that I could do it! There are all completely different novels, but there is a vibe to them that feels similar. I think I am drawn to stories that have a dark undertone and memorable characters.
What are 1-3 of your favourite authors of all time?
I don’t think I have ever given a book by Kazuo Ishiguro, Tiffany D. Jackson, or Becky Chambers anything less than 4.5 stars. I have read everything that Tiffany D. Jackson has written and am making my way through the backlists of both Ishiguro and Chambers and will continue to read anything that they write.
Who is your favourite female character of all time?
There are so many female characters who I adore, so I went with a recent favourite- Daunis from Firekeeper’s Daughter. I thought there was no way that this book would live up to the hype, but it surpassed it in my mind! I think Daunis was a compelling and authentic protagonist and appreciated seeing the world through her eyes. She felt like a real teenager who is forced to deal with adult issues and I felt for her so deeply and just adored her. I find myself so emotional while reading the last third. I was not prepared!
Who is your favourite male character in a book?
I went with another recent favourite for this question! Daniel from Part of Your World is my new favourite love interest! He gives me very much Like vibes from Gilmore Girls. I cannot wait for everyone to read this when it comes out in April and you can all fall in love with him as I did!
What is your favourite mythical world?
I am not a huge fan of the original story of Peter Pan, but I do love Neverland and any retellings that are set there. There is something so dreamy about this world but there is darkness there as well.
What book has your favourite cover?
I don’t think I could choose a favourite book cover of all time, but the cover for Daughter of the Moon Goddess has got to be up there. There is something so striking about it! Kuri Huang is the illustrator and they are ridiculously talented!
What is your favourite book-to-movie adaptation?
There it is! The only time I am allowing myself to talk about Pride and Prejudice. I had to for this question because Pride and Prejudice (2005) is not only my favourite book-to-movie adaptation, it is my favourite movie in general. I could not begin to tell you how many times I have seen it!
If you could make any book into a movie, what would it be?
If you have read Razorblade Tears, you know it would make for an incredible movie/series. The rights have actually been purchased, and it is currently in development, which makes me a little nervous because I hope they do these characters justice! I cannot wait until we get more information.
What was your favourite childhood book?
I was enamoured with anything by Robert Munsch when I was a kid, but The Paper Bag Princess brings me the most nostalgia. I also almost chose Stephanie’s Ponytail!
Fantasy or sci-fi? (Or neither?)
I enjoyed both, but I am more drawn to SciFi and am rarely disappointed by the SciFi that I do pick up. So many of my favourite books and series are SciFi, from Project Hail Mary to The Themis Files to Klara and the Sun. I also love a whole range of SciFi- from AI to first encounter. I am truly open to it all!