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I'm glad I'm not the only one who highly appreciates The Giver and is disapointed with how the movie turned out. I have heard a lot of amazing things about it, but I just can't bring myself to see my favourite book get twisted into a profting idea. I was really excited for it when the early trailers came out, but as more of the plot was revealed, my interest was lowered. If you want to see a good book-to-movie adaptation, go spend your money on If I Stay.
howlsmovingbookshop

Absolutely! I actually just bought myself a copy of If I Stay yesterday. I haven’t read the book yet, but I want to before I see the movie. I have heard really good things about it. And yeah, I’m just trying not to even think about The Giver. I have read it probably over 15 times and I just can’t handle the sweet, soft message and method of storytelling being twisted like it is. It shouldn’t be trying to compete with Catching Fire and Divergent, it should be allowed to be as soft a story as the book portrays it. Ugh. So upset. 

I got tagged

Book Questions!

I was tagged by yagivesmefeelings. Let’s try this.

Rules:

1. Always post the rules

2. Always post the questions the person who tagged you wrote and write your 11 new questions.

3. Tag 11 new people.

4. @ me so I can see your answers.

QUESTIONS:

1. First book that ever made you cry?

Pretty sure it was one of the Little House on the Prairie books. There was a death. Those who have read them know what I’m talking about.

2. Book you wish would be made into a movie/tv show?

This is a tough one… I would say Artemis Fowl, but I have heard they are currently working on that one. Which is awesome! I think it would be really cool to eventually remake Harry Potter as a TV show. Include a lot of the smaller details that were left out. I would love that.

3.Favorite realistic author? (i.e John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, etc.)

I guess John Green, probably. I read very little realistic fiction so I don’t have a large group to choose from. I also like Gary Paulsen.

4.Favorite fantasy author?

I feel like J.K. Rowling is the obvious answer, but my favorite besides the obvious is Cornelia Funke. I’ve read so much Cornelia Funke it is ridiculous. 

5. You can only have one book ever. What is it?

The Giver by Lois Lowry. Done.

6. Favorite series?

Harry Potter. Let’s be real.

7. Do you like nonfiction/biographies? If so, what’s your favorite?

I don’t read nonfiction very often, but I have a couple that I like. My favorites are Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth and Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli

8. Barnes and Noble or indie book stores?

I want to say indie because support your local bookstore but I also spend a LOT of time in Barnes and Noble. I aim to shop at indie stores but sometimes stuff happens. 

9. Fanfiction or canon? Do you write fanfiction? Give me a link.

Um, canon. Definitely. I don’t read/write fanfiction for books. I write/read a lot of fanfiction for TV, but no books.

10. Do you write? What kind of writing?

I try to write a lot. I wrote more in high school. Right now I only write fanfiction, but in high school I wrote a few short stories that were mostly horror/creepy type stuff (you can read them here). Sometimes I like to pretend I’ll write a book?

11.Book you wish there was a bigger fandom for?

*deep sigh from any frequent readers of this blog* The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. Always deserves more attention. Besides that? I think the Gone books by Michael Grant should get some more light shone on them.

NEW QUESTIONS

1. What was your favorite childhood book?

2. Hardcover or paperback?

3. Favorite book destination (like, setting-wise. Which book place, real or fictional, would you most like to visit?)

4. What is your favorite classic book?

5. What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?

6. Who is your favorite author (you can give more than one answer, I’m not that mean)?

7. What is your favorite genre to read?

8. Who is your favorite Harry Potter character? (I just assume you have almost all read Harry Potter.)

9. Book or E-reader? Why?

10. You are in a distant dystopian future and your bag only has room for one book. Which one do you take?

Thanks for tagging me! I just don’t ever have the time or patience to tag other people, but if other book nerds want to answer and then tag me so I can see your answers that would be awesome! 

I thought I was the only one who didn't want to see the giver
releentles

I’m pretty sure the majority of people who have read the book and seen the trailer don’t want to see the movie. I think I have a post on tumblr saved somewhere about this… Ah yes. I found them. Have a post here, here, or here. I’m sure there are more. These are just the ones I have seen and personally reblogged to yell about in tags and such. Warnings for 1st and 3rd posts for swearing, just to be safe. But yeah. No to The Giver. Very upset about how it looks. In fact I might reread it this week just to try to forget the movie is happening.  

HAVE YOU SEEN THE GIVER MOVIE YET BECAUSE ASDFGHJKLLLGHHHHHHRRRRREREEEGGGHJEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Anonymous

I don’t even know how to respond to this. What does this mean? I haven’t seen The Giver because I have been refusing to see The Giver. It looks like none of them read the book and as it is probably my favorite book I won’t support them ruining it. Is the capslock yelling because they did as terrible a job as I had supposed? Is it worse than I thought? Is that even possible??

I've just finished the Revenge Of Seven and I need to talk to someone my head is kinda screaming at the moment...
2-many-fandoms-not-enough-time

I’m sorry I haven’t read that book so I may not be the one to scream to! Book nerds? Words of wisdom for a fellow reader??

Hey, dumb question, but I have to read three (summer reading) books in two days and usually I'd be able to but I can't seem to get into any of them. Any suggestions to help with that?
Anonymous

Oh no! The only idea I have is to skim… That’s honestly it. Maybe look up a couple reviews of the books and get more psyched to read them? I would never be able to read them that fast! I’d go insane! But I wish you luck! 

For kid's books, I recommend The Borrowers, and for romance/humor/horror I recommend Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.
Anonymous

I haven’t read The Borrowers at all, but I have actually tried to read Warm Bodies and I didn’t really like it… Sorry! I’m sure that it is a good book and I really like the movie, but the book just wasn’t awesome for me. 

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Submitted by mssdmnt
Survival of those with strongest eyes. (A very weak percentage of book nerds as most of us have glasses from, I’m assuming, trying to read in the dark.)

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Survival of those with strongest eyes. (A very weak percentage of book nerds as most of us have glasses from, I’m assuming, trying to read in the dark.)

Submitted by sjeckert
Don’t even talk to me about this. Trying to match my old copies of books with the remaining matching books is impossible. It isn’t even publishers sometimes. I went to finish my collection of the Gone books by Michael Grant last week? Totally new covers. Disgraceful. Also, Artemis Fowl, I’m glaring at you. 

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Don’t even talk to me about this. Trying to match my old copies of books with the remaining matching books is impossible. It isn’t even publishers sometimes. I went to finish my collection of the Gone books by Michael Grant last week? Totally new covers. Disgraceful. Also, Artemis Fowl, I’m glaring at you. 

preparetobemildlyentertained:

I was studying in the library at school a couple of weeks ago, and all of a sudden I hear my librarian go psst from behind the counter so I go over to see what’s up and she goes, “hey, we got a new shipment of books in today. You want first pick?” and she had all of the new arrivals sitting out on her desk and she just put post-its on whichever ones I wanted and then told me not to tell anybody and that’s how I found out my librarian makes black market deals with the heavy readers at my school.

Hey, all! I am leaving to get on a plane to head back to school in just a few hours! This means plenty of reading time for me, but also getting back on track with problems. Thanks so much for putting up with me and my computer issues. In fact, despite the fact that I haven’t posted any real new content in over 2 weeks, this blog has made is to 11,000 followers!
Honestly, you book nerds are the best in the world. You get me through any bad days :) new content will be arriving soon, so fear not! I hope you all enjoy heading back to school and I hope your educational year starts out right. Grab a good book and go!

For the anon about the Daniel Nayeri book whose title is too long: YES. Keep going, it's in part 4. READ
Anonymous

Awesome! Thanks, wonderful helpful book nerd!

Do you give recommendations? :)
letitbesunflower

Almost constantly! You can check out the book recs page and look for new books by genre, or you can look at the /tagged/book+recs stuff on my blog for stuff I’ve recommended to specific people or stuff that people have recommended to me. If you want a more specific recommendation, I’m more than willing to help also, I just want to make sure people know about a couple of the resources I’ve made for finding some new books :) Happy reading! 

Have you read any books by Stephanie Perkins? I absolutely love her books.
sousabones

I actually had to go remind myself what Stephanie Perkins had written, if that answers your question a bit. However, I have wanted to read Anna and the French Kiss for a few months now. It was very popular when people were telling me their favorite books of 2013! I really do need to check it out.