My friend Martha, from Beyond the Literary Horizon nominated me for the Avid Readers Award Tag! It looks super fun and I’m really excited to jump in!
Here are the rules:
1. Display the blog award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
3. Do not forget to link to their blogging website.
4. List your 5 favorite books.
5. Answer all the questions they have given you.
6. Nominate 4 bloggers of your choice.
7. Ask them 10 questions.
Thank you so much, Martha! Here is the link to Beyond the Literary Horizon (her blog).
I love a lot of books. So it’s super hard to choose just five. But I will do my best.
Annnd…I might stretch the rules a bit and include two series’ rather than books.
My five “favorite” books:
- The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
- The Green Ember Series by S. D. Smith
- Romanov by Nadine Brandes
- God’s Smuggler by Brother Andrew
- Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis Majors
- + a ton of other books 🙂
Here are my answers to Martha’s questions (and they were really good questions):
1. What is the weirdest book you’ve ever read?
Ummm…probably like this old-time travel book I started reading once (I think it might have possibly been H. G. Well’s The Time Machine). Also, I thought the second book of The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis was pretty weird (I didn’t finish it either) but maybe I need to reread it sometime.
2. Who would you say is your #1 favorite character of all time, and who is your #1 least favorite character?
My #1 least favorite character (to answer out of order) is currently Mrs. Bennett (in Pride and Prejudice). Or maybe Diana (or whatever her name is in White Christmas). 🙂 As for my #1 favorite character of all time…ugh I don’t even know. I’m really liking Parvin Blackwater (from the Out of Time series by Nadine Brandes) but there are far too many other competitors and I haven’t even finished the series so I couldn’t really say. 😁
3. What is at least one book which you wish you could change the ending of?
There are lots of books I’ve thought that of, but I can’t recall most of them at the moment. One book where I struggled with the ending was “When Tomorrow Comes” by Janette Oke. This is what I wrote in my review:
When Tomorrow Comes by Janette Oke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was not expecting this book to end the way it did. At first, I was almost disappointed. But when I thought it over it seemed…right somehow. It was how it should have ended and after struggling through it (like few other books I’ve read) I finally agreed with Christina. As a Christian, life’s not about following your heart, even in romance and dreams. Sometimes we have to give up what we think is most important and walk in God’s will.
You’ll probably want to read #5 in the series, but you don’t need to read 1-4 to enjoy this, even if it makes you appreciate why Christina loves the North so much. Highly recommend this book. Probably more like a 4.5 rather than a 4 star, but I couldn’t bring myself to put a 5 star simply because I don’t like to give too many 5 stars. 🙂
View all my reviews
So while I wanted it to end one way, after mulling over it for a while, I decided it was best the way it was.
4. Have you ever cried over a book? If so, which one(s) was it?
Haha, yes I have definitely cried over a book. Some books that come to mind are The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson, A Time to Die and A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes (also Romanov by Nadine Brandes), and the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers, and the If I Run series by Terri Blackstock. And a bunch of others.
5. What is your favorite book that has been made into a motion picture? If you can’t think of any, give your favorite motion picture which you know was made off a book, even if you’ve never read it.
I love the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis and This Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, and I know both of them have been made into a motion picture.
6. If you could travel into a story, which character(s) would you want to meet the most?
Hmm…maybe Nia Wingfeather from the Wingfeather Saga, but I’m really not sure.
7. Have you ever read a book which has a character strangely similar to you? If so, which character and book was it?
I mean there is Jo from Little Women. There are parts of Janner from the Wingfeather Saga that I relate to. And then Parvin Blackwater from the Out of Time series felt strangely similar to me.
8. Who is your favorite bad-guy-turned-good-guy character?
Well, there is Will Reynolds from the Beyond the Mask movie, but someone already mentioned that and it’s a movie after all. Then there is Ky from the Unblemished series, but I don’t really think he’s my favorite. So maybe Kaphtor from the Out of Time Series?
9. What is your favorite genre?
Generally historical fiction, but I also like contemporary, fantasy, and an occasional extremely well-done romance, and a very occasional exceptional dystopian (like The Out of Time* series).
10. What are some books that have covers you really like?
Hmm…let’s see…some of the ones that come to mind are A Time to Die, Never Say Goodbye, Unblemished, Dandelion Dust, Ivy Introspective, Untitled (which I haven’t read yet), and The Girl Who Could See (which I also haven’t read).
And I think that wraps up the questions!
Now for nominations. I nominate:
- Heidi @ Culinary Scribbles
- Faith @ Stories by Firefly
- Erika @ Resting Life
- Amie @ Amie Anne
- Malachi @ Brainstorms with Rain
Here are my questions for you!
- What is the #1 worst beginning to a book you have ever read?
- What is a book you read almost every year (except for the Bible)?
- Which do you tend to enjoy most: Prologues or Epilogues?
- How many books do you tend to average every month (or year)?
- What book do you first remember reading (all by yourself)?
- What is the most boring book you’ve ever read?
- What was the last book that made you laugh out loud?
- What is a book that you are constantly referencing?
- What’s your favorite quote from a book published before you were born (again…with the exception of the Bible)?
Have fun! Hope you enjoyed this post.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
-John 5:24 (NASB)