It’s Inquisitive Wednesday! On IW, I answer 5-10 questions, be they from awards, tags, or reader input.
I’m going to be answering the 55 Quirky Questions for Readers tag. 55 questions about books!
Here we are. The last of the Quirky Questions tag. 11 weeks of questions from this tag come and gone.
*moment of silence as we remember how much fun we’ve had on this journey*
Okay, moment’s over. Here we go!
51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding?
The Fault in Our Stars. For numerous reasons, okay?
52. Name a book that made you angry:
Like… it was the author’s intention for me to be angry or like this book was so wrong and it made me angry?
Mistborn: The Final Empire. Mainly because I was so upset about a certain character’s death. But you could say I’ve “grown up” since then and if I reread Mistborn now, I wouldn’t get angry.
Honestly, I can’t remember being angry at any other books. I remember being annoyed with characters, but that’s not the same thing.
53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did:
Okay, let’s get things straight. I don’t read books I’m not interested in. So… to answer this question, we must go back to my school days.
Ah, Misty of Chincoteague!
I was made to read a section of this in my literature book (4th or 5th grade, I think). Reading was actually my least favorite subject in school
I blame the comprehension checks at the end of each section. So, I read the excerpt from MoC, probably expecting to dislike it like the majority of the strange excerpts that curriculum required of me. Long story short, loved it, got the whole book from the library, read several more by that author for a long time.
54. A book I expected to like but didn’t:
This list is long…
The Hardy Boys series.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning
Mariel of Redwall I actually just lost interest in it when I had it checked out from the library, didn’t finish it, and unfortunately, stopped checking out Redwall books after that…
I could honestly keep going for a while. But I’m going to stop there.
55. Favourite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading:
“Guilty-pleasure reading”… why not just ask if I’m reading anything particularly scandalous? That’s what that question implies.
Answer to that question that I just asked: no.
I guess the answer to this question would be The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. I love these stories so much (they deserve it) and yes, they do have their scandalous moments and possibly-excessive swearing, but I don’t feel bad about reading them.
And there you have it. 55 questions about books answered. This has been a lot of fun.
But I suppose everything must come to an end.
Tell me your answers to these questions in the comments! And is everyone’s list of books we wanted to like but didn’t as long as mine?