It’s Inquisitive Wednesday! On IW, I answer 5-10 questions, be they from awards, tags, or reader input.
I’m going to answer the 55 Quirky Questions for Readers tag. 55 questions about books!
I’m answering 5 questions at a time. Here we go!
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I don’t like giving those sorts of reviews. For that matter, I don’t really like giving book reviews at all…
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose?
Okay, fine. German. I have grand dreams of one day reading Inkheart in it’s original German.
33. Most intimidating book I’ve read:
Intimidating? I don’t know… Les Miserables was… loooooooooooong. That’s pretty intimidating to finish.
34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin:
Two and also because they are long. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan and The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
They’re probably both shorter and more engaging than Les Mis, though. What am I so scared of?
35. Favourite Poet:
J.R.R. Tolkien. Yes, he totally counts.
My favorite poem. It’s from The Fellowship of the Ring.
Upon the hearth the fire is red,
Beneath the roof there is a bed;
But not yet weary are our feet,
Still around the corner we may meet
A sudden tree or standing stone
That none have seen but we alone.
Tree and flower and leaf and grass,
Let them pass! Let them pass!
Hill and water under sky,
Pass them by! Pass them by!
Still around the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though we pass them by today,
Tomorrow we may come this way
And take the hidden paths that run,
Towards the Moon or to the Sun.
Apple, thorn and nut and sloe
Let them go! Let them go!
Sand and stone and pool and dell,
Fare you well! Fare you well!
Home is behind, the world ahead,
And there are many paths to tread
Through shadows to the edge of night,
Until the stars are all alight.
Then world behind and home ahead,
We’ll wander back to home and bed.
Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,
Away shall fade! Away shall fade!
Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,
And to bed! And then to bed!
And that’s all for this week! What about you guys? What books are you intimidated to start? And do you have a favorite poet (I will totally accept Dr. Suess as an answer)?