You won’t believe it, but I got tagged 3 TIMES for the Book Fangirling Award this week. I’ve told many of you that I am currently taking a break from awards, but since I’ve never done this particular one and it’s also coincidentally one where I don’t have to come up with more facts about myself, but one where I can answer questions, I decided to just role with it.
Giovanna @Book Coma, Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books and Cristina @My Tiny Obsessions were so kind as to all nominate me. Some of them I’ve known for a while now, others are very recent blogger companions. Either way, they are all more than worth checking out! If you don’t follow them already, you should definitely reconsider!
- Create a post to accept your award.
- Add the blog award button into your post and put it on the side of your blog as a widget. Visit BookFangirling for the award button.
- Answer the questions I have below.
Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award. Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.(I’ve been tagged by a ton of people and I’ve completely lost perspective on who’s already done it or not. Forgive me for not tagging anyone this time around!!!)
1. In your opinion, what is the worst book to movie adaptation?
Starting with a tough one, huh? I didn’t really like what they did to my beloved Inkheart book to be honest. It just made no sense sometimes and made a sequel pretty much impossible.
2. If any book character could be your real life boyfriend/girlfriend, who would it be?
Why are your questions so difficult? Jem Carstairs from the Infernal Devices maybe? Or Lucien from A Court of Thorns and Roses? Or Rhys from the same book as Lucien? Josh from Isla and the Happily Ever After? I think I’ve proven my point in not being able to decide, right?
3. What book series does EVERYONE love but you LOATHE?
I don’t know about EVERYONE and LOATHE is such a strong word, but somehow Legend by Marie Lu just didn’t convince me.
4. What is your favorite book to Fangirl over?
Fangirl? No, just kidding. Weeell, not entirely kidding, but I love to fangirl about the Shatter Me series, the Martian and the Night Circus even more. I think I’ve used them in 80% of my book tags.
5. If you could choose one song that, goes perfectly with your favorite book, which song would you chose and for what book?
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor is pretty perfect for the Martian. People who’ve seen the movie and really know just the tiniest bit about the book will probably understand.
1. If you had to recommend one book to get someone into reading, which book would it be?
I’m having such a hard time answering this because it depends on so many different factors. How old is the person? What genre are they leaning towards? In the end I would probably go with something contemporary that’s not all too long. I hope that is good enough of an answer, because I really don’t know what else to say.
2. What was your favorite book as a child?
I had several “Letters from Felix” books and I loved them. They shaped my love for travelling, letters, cooking and the circus.
3. Which book wouldn’t you like to see as a movie, EVER?
Interesting question! I honestly can’t think of any book that I wouldn’t like to see either as a movie or TV show.
4. Which book adaptation did you love? Even more than the book itself, or not?
I’ve mentioned a couple of possible contenders for this a while ago. If I had to go with something that I liked more as a movie than as a book, I would choose either Me and Earl and the Dying Girl or Beastly.
5. If you were to read only books from one single author for the rest of your life…who would be the lucky winner?
Aaaargh, so difficult! I would really like to pick Tahereh Mafi, because her writing style is just unique and amazing and swoon-worthy, but she hasn’t published that many books yet and I don’t know how many are to come. So, my choice would be Cassandra Clare. She continues to write in the same universe (one that I really like) and there are already 10 books or so out and at least 7 more to come. I think that would be a good bargain, even though I would be eternally sad because I couldn’t read all the other books.
1. Book series or standalones? Why?
Series because it’s the same reason why I like TV shows better than movies. I have a hard time letting go of characters and worlds that I like.
2. Did you watch anime/cartoons when you were younger? Which ones?
I watched a lot of anime and cartoons when I was little. Digimon, Pokemon, One Piece, Princess Scheherazade and many more.
3. Tell me a music that reminds you of your childhood/early teens.
Basically the entire soundtrack of Anastasia and/or Tarzan when I was really little. I’ve heard them mostly in German, but the last couple of songs on the CD were also in English. I just didn’t really understand them back then.
Then when I got older, meaning my early teens, I listened to a lot of Natasha Bedingfield, Billy Talent, Green Day, Paramore and Fall Out Boy.
4. Favorite movie growing up?
I was weirdly obsessed with Toby Terrier and his Video Pals as well as Ariel – the little Mermaid. Probably also a ton of other stuff like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, but those were the ones my parents could come up with first. I think they probably remember that time better than I did.
5. Where do you live? Tell us something about your city (that us tourists can’t read on the books).
I live in Vienna as most of you probably already know, but now comes the embarrassing part. I have no idea what to tell you. Vienna is pretty big and I live rather on the outskirts. I don’t go out all that much, except to get something from Starbucks or to go to an English movie theater. Well, I suppose there are some places I like to hang out at (when I happen to have some money). For one, there’s this huge bookstore on Landstraße. It’s a chain-store, but it’s open everyday (shops are usually closed Sundays) and it has a really decent collection of English books. Also, there’s this Café/Bar called Europa. It’s in the side alley of a popular shopping street and known for having a very artsy clientele (sometimes even Austrian actors). The service is terribly slow, but I like the food and the staff are really something else. I have no idea what else to tell you.
So, that’s it. Hope you all feel like you know me a little better now and enjoyed my answers. Thanks for staying tuned for a such a long post!