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Q & A: Bookish Edition

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One of my passions is reading, so I though a bookish Q&A would be a fun way to get to know me a little better! I’ve loved to read for as long as I can remember and I’ll always be a huge advocate for reading and its many, many benefits!

What was your favorite children’s book?

My aunt bought me my first Olivia by Ian Falconer book as soon as I could read, and I received a new Olivia book every birthday. I couldn’t believe that someone wrote books and named them after me! This children’s book series will always have a special place in my heart.

Paperback or e-book?

I will always buy physical books over e-books. There is nothing more satisfying than a bookshelf full of books! However, I do love that my library has an e-book library. I like to only buy books that I truly love and want to keep forever. E-books are definitely handy for travel and when I can’t be bothered to actually go to the library.

What genres do you love? Any you dislike?

I try to read a wide variety of books, but I do tend to go for YA, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and Christian genres. Other genres I like are self-help, lighthearted romance, and memoirs. I don’t really hate any specific genre, but I don’t tend to reach for the horror or historical fiction genres. There are a few historical fiction books that I love (Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes) but overall, I wouldn’t say I love the genre.

Have you ever met a (famous or semi-famous) author face to face? Where?

Growing up, my family was a horse family. My sister showed her horse in 4-H and we both took riding lessons. We had model horses and read books about horses. One of my favorite horse series was The Saddle Club by Bonnie Bryant. When I was 10 or 11, my family went on vacation to Lexington, KY, and my parents took us to a huge horse event at The Kentucky Horse Park. The only thing I remember clearly from that trip was going to a tent, clutching one of my Saddle Club books, and standing in line so that I could get it signed by Bonnie Bryant. That may not seem cool to most people, but to me, that was one of the highlights of my childhood!

Has a book you like ever been turned into a movie or TV series, and you hated that adaptation?

One of the biggest movie adaptation fails was the movie Eragon, adapted from Christopher Paolini’s first book Eragon. I love and own this series, and was so excited about the movie, but I was extremely disappointed. I think it would be great if someone made it into a TV series!

Have you read any of the old classics? What did you think of them?

I read a lot of the old classics in high school, and I don’t think I fully appreciated them then. I did fall in love with the Sherlock Holmes stories and I also liked older poetry rather than the old novels. Jane Austen is probably my favorite classics author, and I also really enjoyed Little Women.

If you could meet one author, who would it be?

It’s so hard to choose just one!! Obviously, I would love to meet J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Victoria Aveyard, Sophie Kinsella, Erica Bauermeister, Jojo Moyes, Suzanne Collins…I could literally write a whole post about authors I want to meet! So if I had to choose, I would choose Liane Moriarty. I just discovered her books this year, and they have completely consumed me!

Has a book ever changed your life?

When researching questions for this bookish Q&A, I was surprised at how often this question came up. I believe books can do lots of things and mean a lot to someone, but if I’m being completely honest, the Bible is really the only book that can change your life, but I’ll include a secular book as well. When I read Educated by Tara Westover, I was challenged about my perspective on education, family, and self-awareness.

What book or series do you hope will be turned into a movie or TV show one day?

I just finished reading the Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard last month, and I can’t stop thinking about it! It would make an amazing TV series!

Are there any books you could read over and over again and never get bored of?

I could read the Hunger Games series and (I’m not ashamed to admit this next one) the Twilight books.

I challenge my dear friend Catherine Marie over at Marie’s Journey to answer to post this bookish Q&A too! If anyone else wants to do this too, feel free! Be sure to mention me in your bookish Q&A post and then comment below with your link so I can see your answers!

Check out Liv’s Bookshelf for all of my bookish related content. It’s the best way to stay up-to-date with my reading!

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