Saturday, July 3, 2010

Through a Lens: Jillian!

For this week's TAL, I'm featuring my good blog buddy Jillian from Random Ramblings. She's a fun girl and her blog is always fascinating to visit - stop by her site and meet her yourself!

Here we go -
Do you have character crushes? List as many as you want!
- Yes! Tobias from Animorphs, Todd Wilkins from Sweet Valley series, Kent from Before I Fall, Guy from Willow, And Landon Carter from A Walk to Remember.

If you could be any book character, who would you be?
- Annabeth Chase or Hermione Granger!

If you could live in a fictional world, where would you live?
- Probably in a world like Fablehaven (by Brandon Mull). Of course, it will have to be walking distance from Hogsmeade (HP) and driving distance to the shire (LOTR) ;)

Ever been scared/freaked out by a book villain?
- Most definitely. Professor Umbridge from HP series, Sauron from LOTR, Alex de Large from A Clockwork Orange, Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of The Lambs, Patrick Bateman from American Pyscho, and Norman Bates from Psycho.

Is there a book/series that everyone seems to have read but you?
- The Mortal Instruments series!

Which book[s] make you cry?
- A Walk to Remember, Where The Red Fern Grows, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Book Thief, Still Alice, Bridge to Terabithia.

Which book[s] make you laugh?
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams!

Have you ever been unable to finish a book?
- I actually tried reading 1984 by George Orwell back in middle school, and could not finish it. I only got to read it completely when I was a senior in high school.

What book did you like when you were a kid?
- Babysitters Little Sister, Animorphs, Nancy Drew, The Secret Garden, and A Little Princess.

Any cool/funny reading habits or quirks?
- I hate book and spine creases, tears, smudges, writings, and folds. However, I do dog-ear them when I stop reading. I never use a bookmark -- though I do collect and have so many of them!
- Oh and I can not read in cars and planes because I get nauseated easily, which is quite frustrating. What else am I supposed to do to kill hours and hours?

When is your favorite time to read? Favorite place?
- My favorite time to read is at night. But I read whenever I get the chance to! I bring a book with me everywhere. Favorite place would be in my room, in bed!

If you could hang out with an author for a day, who would it be?
- Lauren Oliver (because she seems extremely nice, fun, and so down-to-earth!) And J.K. Rowling....... just because that's J.K. Rowling.

If you could adapt a book/series into a movie, it would be...
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, The Book Of Lost Things by John Connolly, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

What is your favorite word?
I actually have a lot of favorites but I'll just give four: Carnations, Serendipity, Subconscious, and Ethereal.

What is your favorite book quote?
From The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield; "I never read without making sure I am in a secure position. I have been like this ever since the age of seven when, sitting on a high wall and reading The Water Babies, I was so seduced by the descriptions of the underwater life that I unconsciously relaxed my muscles. Instead of being held buoyant by the water that so vividly surrounded me in my mind, I plummeted to the ground and knocked myself out. I can still feel the scar under my fringe now. Reading can be dangerous."

Bestsellers : cool
Book blogs : best!
Vampires ; eh
Science fiction : sure
Classics : bronte!
Harry Potter : favorite.

If you could recommend ONE BOOK to everyone, it would be...

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.

Thanks, Jillian! I loved the Animorphs series too (Jake was my crush!). And 'ethereal' is definitely an awesome word :)

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