World Book Day is celebrated every April 23 2006, but I nicked this from my old blog to place here as it’s more relevant, despite the wrong date.
- Do you read as an activity of leisure? Of course, when I have no money to shop or no friends free to watch a movie with.
- Would you consider yourself a bookworm? Absolutely, when there’s nothing good on the tube or food to scuffle down.
- What kind of a reader are you? (ie. passive, thinking, imaginative, logical, kinky) Passive: I just accept whatever the author is writing, however nonsensical. And pretty kinky at the saucy bits. =P
- Where are your favourite reading spots? Couch and bed at home. Brightly lit places a must. And of course, the toilet.
- What genres do you usually read? Young adult, fiction, chick lit!, Agatha Christie! (because I don’t read mysteries by other writers), common contemporary stuff.
- What genres do you not usually read? Fantasy, biographies, motivational, self-help, romance.
- Where do you usually frequent to stock up on reading staple? College library, private libraries, warehouse book sales, book rental stores, bookshops but only with a discount coupon.
- Do you max out your budget / credit card on books? Not at all, I only buy books that I have read before and enjoyed. I would buy books that I have not read before if the synopsis is intriguing enough and the price cheap enough.
- What are your all-time favourite books? To name a few, To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) and The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton), to name a few.
- What books you wished you had never read? The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), The Joy Luck Club (Amy Tan), The Graduate (Charles Webb).
- What are the most overrated books in your opinion? The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger), The Nanny Diaries (Nicola Kraus & Emma McLaughlin), The Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger).
- What about the most underrated books? Anything by S. E. Hinton and I Am David by Anne Holm.
- How many books do you think you’ve read in your life? Estimated I have read over 200 books since 16 years old (I keep a personal list of books read, but it does not include books read when younger or those that have forgot to add in list).
- How many more do you think you’ll read in this life?
Hopefully in the thousands.No, definitely – I don’t see self’s passion for reading ever dwindling.
- What character(s) from a book(s) would you most like to meet? Vianne Rocher and Anouk from Chocolat (Joanne Harris) because I think I would get along with them very well (at the very least, their chocolate), and Becky Bloomwood from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series because she’s so generous she might buy me an Angel bag and turquoise kitten heels to match.
- Which character(s) from a book(s) would you most like to be? Becky Bloomwood! Hermione Granger! Yasmin Howcomely! (Hehe, bet the last one was tricky. Google it.)
- If you could write a book, whose writing style would you most like to emulate? Nick Hornby, no question. Maybe a dash of Jilly Cooper’s wit for puns, Sophie Kinsella’s knack for bimbo superficiality and Roald Dahl’s inimitable brand of dark humour. And of course Agatha Christie’s suspenseful page-turning skills!
- If you had to get a book for someone, what will you buy for him/her? (not so much a question of suiting his / her literary preferences, but for reading enrichment) Harry Potter? Haha, no, something by Roald Dahl.
- If someone would get you a book, what would you like? An entire collection of Agatha Christie’s mysteries. (wow, that would be the day when cows sing.)
- Your life is a book. Name it. Verbal Diarrhoea – because I am hopelessly ineloquent.
Who’s tagged: Nobody. Because nobody will do this meme. (But if you do, don’t forget to link back.)