Welcome to Friday! Today, I will answer questions posed by Parajunkee, Melissa @ i swim for oceans, Ginger @ GReads, and Jennifer @ Crazy-for-Books. Feel free to answer these questions yourself either below in the comments or on your own website by joining the memes via the linked websites!
If you could "unread" a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time or is it because it was THAT bad?
This one is rather difficult... my go-to answer is Harry Potter, because I'd love to experience reading them for the first time and sweating out what was going to happen to Harry. But I want to throw out a different title for you, because I predict that a number of bloggers will put forth this answer as well. I think I'd want to unread "Life As We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer. It's one of my very favorite books and I would love to read it again for the first time. It's suspenseful and it makes me nervous for the characters.
Question: Do you prefer real books or those on your e-Reader? Why?
I don't have an e-Reader that I can hold really... my library does this thing where I can instantly check out books electronically (audio books too) and then read or listen to them on my computer, which is very neat. I love "real" books because I like the feeling of turning pages and holding something in my hands-- feeling the weight of something there. As for e-Reader books, I like the convenience of not having to carry fifty pounds of books everywhere I go. Just the ten pounds, give or take, that makes up my laptop. So, I guess I'm going with the very neutral answer of "both."
Authors Are Our Celebrities: Have you even contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go? If not, which author would love to have a chat with?
I attempted to contact John Green at one point in time so that I could give a shot at interviewing people for this blog. But I think there were a couple of problems...
1. I did this when I wasn't a "big name" blogger. I'm still not a big name blogger when compared to bloggers like Parajunkee.
2. I tried to contact a pretty well-known author who is busy with things like writing and co-running the Vlogbrothers channel on YouTube. These are two very big undertakings on his part.
3. I'm not so sure the email I found for him worked... I couldn't view the website very well either, so that makes me think that he's changed his email since then and has decided to keep it private (totally understandable).
If I could, I would love to talk to him in person at a Nerdfighter convention of some sort. I would also like to talk to authors like Susan Beth Pfeffer (since she's a blogger, this might be easier) and J.K. Rowling (this will be much more difficult than contacting John Green).
Blogging Question: Do you immediately write a review upon finishing a book or do you wait and write multiple reviews at once?
I try to write reviews for books I have finished immediately after finishing the book and then scheduling it, but lately, things haven't worked out this way. I have a number of books ready to review in my drafts folder, but some of these books either haven't been finished yet or I haven't worked up the motivation to write them yet. Seeing as I don't have to work today, I think that I will devote my early afternoon to writing a few and getting them scheduled for the next couple of weeks. Also to reading. I haven't read anything almost all week long... I hate that.
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