All posts tagged: 10 questions

10 Questions for a Book Lover – Katie Staal

  Name: Katie Staal Twitter: @Katie_Staal   – THE TEN QUESTIONS – 1. What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself? Sounds basic, but defiantly the Harry Potter books. Mum used to read chapters to us every night when we were younger, I was four when the first one came out. When I was old enough I started reading them on my own, the spine on my Goblet of Fire is beyond recovery.   2. What’s your favourite book? Tess of the d’Urbivilles is a book that has had such a profound effect on me, I re-read it sparingly as for the following weeks I’ll do nothing but think of all the unanswered questions that it leaves.   3. Who is your favourite author? Angela Carter, I’ve never read books with such creative language and vivid characters.   4. If you could have afternoon tea with one author who would it be? I don’t know if this counts, as she’s more of a philosopher than anything, but Judith Butler. She pioneered the feminist theory of performative …

10 Questions for a Book Lover – Morgan Paige

  Name: Morgan Paige Blog: The Drifting Paige Blog morganpbillings.wordpress.com   – THE TEN QUESTIONS – 1. What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself? The first book was actually a part of a series, I think, and was based on the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table mythology. I was hooked on it! I loved Merlin and was especially excited to see my name (sort of… Morgana is close!) in a book. I have been trying to find the actual version of the book for ages, but even my mom can’t remember its exact name!    2. What’s your favourite book? Well, the most recent book that made an enormous impact on me was Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. I had the worst book hangover… I moped around for days, wishing I could go back to that world I had lived in for so long. I learned so much about myself and the world just reading the trilogy. I’m honestly terrified to start the next book in the series, because …

10 Questions for a Book Lover – dwgitau (Diana)

  Name: Diana Blog:  http://dwgitau.wordpress.com    – THE TEN QUESTIONS – What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself? I can’t remember the exact first book that I read but the first book that really made an impression on me was The River Between by Ng’ugi wa Thiongo (African Literature). Ng’ugi is a Kenyan author who mostly writes about the colonial era in Kenya.   What’s your favourite book? At the moment my favorite book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s the last book that I read that left me with the biggest book hangover. The book broke my heart and continues to haunt me.   Who is your favourite author? John Grisham. I read The Client in my early teens and got hooked on his style of writing. I have now read all his books. I think he is one of the best fiction writers in the world.   If you could have afternoon tea with one author who would it be? Khaled Hosseini, I love his three books and would …

10 Questions for a Book Lover – Melanie Ifield

Name: Melanie Ifield Blog: www.melanieifield.com – THE TEN QUESTIONS – 1.What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself? The Black Stallion, at least, that’s how I remember it, though probably a Golden Book, with large words and mostly pictures, is closer to the truth, though it no doubt had a horse in it. I was a horse mad young girl. I still love horses, but in no way could I still be described as a ‘young girl’. 2. What’s your favourite book? Wow – that’s a tough one. I can’t escape it by saying it depends on my mood? No? Ok, well, then I’ll dig deep and say Alistair Maclean’s Fear is the Key. The author is simply a genius with the way he builds tension, characters and a story. That and Desmond Bagley’s Running Blind, are amazing for crime and dark doings. 3. Who is your favourite author? These questions are getting very hard. I love many and a lot of different genres, but if I had to pick an absolute favourite, someone I …

10 Questions for a Book Lover – blogVODfilm

Name: Alice Blog: blogVODfilm    – THE TEN QUESTIONS –   1. What’s the first book you remember reading by yourself? It probably wasn’t Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, but it’s the first one I remember, and it’s the first book I read that really, really, caught my imagination. 2. What’s your favourite book? The Hobbit, it’s short, it’s simple, it’s an easy read with great imagery. Some of the scenes in this book have really stuck in my head and stayed there. 3. Who is your favourite author? Phillip Pullman. His His Dark Materials trilogy is great, it’s children’s literature that is complex enough to enjoy as an adult, I also think it was the first set of books I read that made me cry. Louise Erdrich is another favorite she is an Ojibwe writer who explores Native American characters and settings, without romanticising but with powerful great imagery. 4. If you could have afternoon tea with one author who would it be? Harper Lee because she didn’t interview often, and I would love a chance to …