Saturday, June 5, 2010


TAL is now back on schedule! This week I have with me the ever-awesome Sarah, from Book Reviews Inside an Igloo!

Let's begin!
Do you have character crushes? List as many as you want!
YES!! Tons and tons; Jace (TMI series, and Jace from Shifter series), Barrons (Fever series), Edward (Twilight, sorry but I must confess), JM and V (BDB series), Peeta (Hunger Games), Dimitri (VA series)... Man I could go on and on and on

If you could be any book character, who would you be?
hmm any strong, complex, female character; Katniss, Mac (Fever series) and Clary (TMI) come to mind. Good question that’s a stumper...

If you could live in a fictional world, where would you live?
I’ve always thought I was born in the wrong century, so If I could pick any other time period to live in I might pick 16th century England of course I would want to be one of the few women who’s head Henry VII didn’t cut off. Different world I would say probably The Mortal Instrument world or Percy Jackson, mythology vs. demon hunting; tough call.

Ever been scared/freaked out by a book villain?
Well this isn’t a villain but from The Devouring, that creepy clown/ amusement park scene when the clown things run around with butcher knives still gives me the hebbie jebbies. Also the king from Graceling that can control people with mind control freaks me out, I don’t want anyone else in my head! It’s cramped as it is.

Is there a book/series that everyone seems to have read but you?
well, Amelia you might cause bodily harm to me for this one, but I STILL have not finished the Percy Jackson series. I . Must. Make. Time.

Which book[s] make you cry?
MY SISTER’S KEEPER. Enough said.

Which book[s] make you laugh?
Jace from TMI series cracks me up every time. I quite frequently will rereads passages with him in them.

Have you ever been unable to finish a book?
Yes, sadly. Bleeding Violet comes to mind... Odd odd book.

What book did you like when you were a kid?
I read the Boxcar children series, and VC Andrews books like their were going out of style.

Any cool/funny reading habits or quirks?
My book marks are everything and anything. I once used a tag I found on a pair of underwear. I can read anywhere; plane, car, public bus, through a movie even. I even sometimes read with my ipod earplugs in, listening to music, helps me to “get in the zone”.

When is your favorite time to read? Favorite place?
anytime! Bed is usually a favorite, but I get uncomfortable after long periods. A lazyboy with a starbucks holder, personal massager, heated back, and access to munchies would be ideal.

If you could hang out with an author for a day, who would it be?
Shakespeare. I think I interpret wrong.

If you could adapt a book/series into a movie, it would be...
Hmm that’s a tough one because I don’t really like movie adaptations, they always cast incorrectly to me. Ruins the fantasy. But if I had to pick one it would be TMI series. Seeing Jace reincarnated on the big scene serenading his witty lines to me would be perfection. I could die happy.

What is your favorite word?

What is your favorite book quote?
"So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains."
— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

And because I have talked Jace up, here’s on of my favorite Jace ones;

"...Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'
Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting."
— Cassandra Clare (City of Bones )

hitormiss (I cheat...)
Book blogs- euphoria
Vampires- Angel!
Science fiction- sometimes
Classics- meh...
Harry Potter- Voldemort

If you could recommend ONE BOOK to everyone, it would be...
Im going to break with convention and not say The Hunger Games and say The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, its a classic but It’s the book of my childhood and has a special place in my heart.

Thank you very much, Sarah! I totally see what you mean about Bleeding Violet - sheesh I'm staying away from that one! And yes, YOU MUST FINISH PERCY JACKSON! The last one is the best! I also love that you put in a Dr. Seuss quote - :D

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