First of all, can I just say how amazing you’ve all been in sending in questions for this Q&A? It absolutely makes my day when people engage with my humble little blog! So for that I THANK YOU!
Now let’s get down to business.
Book Reviews 5 Blog asks: If you could have lunch with any author, who would you meet and what would you ask them?
I’ll start off by being very predictable and say I’d love to have lunch with JK Rowling 😀 That woman has been through hell and back, battling more than a few dementors on her way to success, and I admire her as an author and as a person. My question for JK Rowling would be: If you could bring one of your characters back from the dead, who would it be and why?
Mariantzela asks: (1) How did your passion for books begin? (2) If you had to choose only one book to read for the rest of your life which one would you choose and why?
(1) My passion for books begun with Meg Cabot’s series The Princess Diaries (I think.. My memory isn’t great), but then I became a proper book worm after reading the Harry Potter series! 😀
(2) Oh noooo! I never know how to answer that question. I think I’d choose The Night Circus. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I can tell it’ll soon become one of my all time favourites!
Green Onion asks: What has been the best mystery date with a book so far?
Haha! Can you believe nobody has ever asked me that before?! The best mystery date with a book I’ve had so far was “The Ship of Theseus” (also known as S.) by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst. I got this book as a birthday gift from my mum and I have to say it was one of the best books I’ve ever read! I couldn’t recommend it enough.
Natalie asks: If you could rewrite any part of one book, which book would it be and what would you change? It can be sort of general if you don’t want to spoil anything.
Oh I like this question! I would definitely change the ending of The Hunger Games. I still can’t get over the fact that Katniss ended up with that guy. She should have ended up with “the other one”.
The Orang-utan Librarian asks: If you could steal things from dreams, what would you take?
I love, love, LOVE this question! If I could steal things from dreams I would definitely steal the ability to fly! I love it when I fly in dreams. Sometimes it’s peaceful flying, sometimes I’m desperately looking for something or someone. Plus, if I could fly, imagine what I would save in flight fares?! I could go on holiday every weekend!
Another thing I would steal is time-travelling! When I was younger I used to dream of being a grown up, with children and everything (my dream daughter always looks the same in every dream and she’s adorable!), but now that I’m all grown up I sometimes dream that I’m back at school, playing with my friends at break time, etc. Time-travelling in real life would be AMAZING!
Michelle asks: If you could invite any three fictional characters to a slumber party, who would you invite and why?
Let me see… The first character I would invite to my slumber party would be Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries) because, well, have you seen the kind of slumber parties that she throws?! I want to slide/surf down the stairs with the queen too!
My second guest would be Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter series) because she’s fun, kind and she can show me how to keep away the nargles!
And last but not least, I’d invite Julie Powell (Julie and Julia) because we’ll need some lovely baked goods for our slumber party.
Andrew Rainaldi asks: Is there any book that has changed the way you look at the world/live your life?
I’d say the Harry Potter series made me re-think somethings. As I’ve mentioned before on my blog (can’t remember when) I wasn’t allowed to read or watch the Harry Potter series when they first came out. My parents used to be very religious and our church “advised” parents not to let their children read the series because it encouraged children to believe in magic and mystic principles. Obviously my parents don’t agree with that anymore, and I now I’m a MASSIVE fan of JK Rowling and her magical world. So to answer your question, this little incident with the Harry Potter series inspired me to question things more, and not just take other people’s word on what I should or shouldn’t do. I can make up my own mind, thank you very much.
Chloe Douglas 28 asks: If you could swap the main characters of two books, who would you make trade places?
I would LOVE to swap Katniss (The Hunger Games) with America (The Selection). Sadly, I don’t think America would live too long in the Hunger Games. She’s just too fragile and sensitive for the arena. Hooowever I think The Selection would be so much more fun with Katniss as the main character. She wouldn’t take any c**p from the other selection girls.
Kea Moonstar asks: What is one book you wish would never end?
I think if ANY book was endless then it would kind of spoil the story. Every story, no matter how good, should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. I mean, if you’re never going to get to the end of a story, why would you even bother reading the beginning?
Antonela R. asks: Imagine you had the chance to pick the members of your family from books: who would be part of your literary family, and why?
Such a brilliant question! My literary family would include:
Parents: Mr and Mrs Weasley (Harry Potter), the most caring parents in the fictional world.
Siblings: Julian Blackthorn (Lady Midnight) the way he cares for his siblings is adorable, and Jane Bennet (Pride & Prejudice) purely for her listening skills and gentleness.
Pet: Dumbledor’s Phoenix (Harry Potter), just because… 😀
Thank you so much for all your support and engagement during these past 7 months!
You guys are brilliant!