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The Rules

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them
Read on for my answers and then the fun part, my questions.
Here are the answers to the 11 questions posed by That Hapa Chick.  Be sure to visit her blog and read what questions she was asked and how she answered.  Also, please link back to this post if you answer my questions, thank you.
1. If you could inject yourself into one literary world which world would it be and why?

I would like to spend some time in the 100 Acre Woods.  I think they have plenty of time to sit around under the tree and read.  Plus, you can have a hero party for almost any reason.  And all in all, they are all pretty nice to one another and not spending a lot of time, you know, just fighting to survive.  I actually collect Winnie the Pooh books, love them.

2. What fictional character do you relate to the most?

Let’s see, right this moment I do have a rumbly in my tumbly (maybe I should eat lunch).  But I would like to think that I am not indeed a bear of very little brain.  So . . . I guess I will choose Lena from Delirium (by Lauren Oliver), with one caveat.  So here it is:  I think Lena goes with the flow at first and then really begins to question what she has always been told and as she receives new information she allows herself to adapt to it.  I like to think that I am open to hearing new information and changing my world view as I learn new things.  And like Lena, I want to stand up for truth and what is right.  She is, however, probably more courageous than I am – though I hope not.  I admire her boldness.
3. What do you think of e-readers?

I never thought that I would get on board, but I finally have.  The truth is that I love using them at night.  True story: up until I got my e-reader I still read by flashlight at night in bed.  So the e-reader is definitely an improvement.  My only issue is that as a librarian, I like to check out my books and read them before I buy – there  is nothing worse then buying a book and hating it – so this can be an issue with the e-reader.  BUT, I joined Netgalley and really like previewing the books and it helps me know whether or not I want to add it to the library collection (we have a very small budget).

4. What is your favorite book genre and why?

Just 1? Really? Hmmmm . . . I am trying to decide between contemporary fiction and zombie/dystopian fiction.  Really, I can’t.  It’s like asking me to decide between my two children.  I love them both tons and they are totally different.  I wrote a great blog post though about why I love zombie fiction to help my preteen understand, so check it out.

5. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life what book would it be? And no, you can’t choose a book series.

Well, at the moment that one book would be Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver.  But again, this is such an incredibly hard question. So unfair.  The great thing about teen fiction is that there IS so much good stuff out there and it touches on so many different feelings, thoughts, and world views. 

6. If the Zombie Apocalypse were to hit what would be your weapon of choice?

A crossbow.  I watch The Walking Dead and those gun shots can draw other zombies to you.  But let’s face it, in the event of a zombie apocalypse, I wouldn’t last long.  The Hunger Games either.  I should start training.

7. What is your favorite book cover?

I actually really love the original hardback cover for Delirium by Lauren Oliver and find it to be quite striking.

8. What is a book that has been sitting on your shelf just begging to be read the longest?

I have started but never finished Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 3 times. That’s right folks – 3 times.

9. Who is your favorite book villain?

The villian in BZRK by Michael Grant is crazy creepy.

10. What is your favorite book quote?

“I think only once in your life do you find someone that you say, ‘Hey, this is the person I want to spend the rest of my time on this earth with.’ And if you miss it, or walk away from it, or even maybe, blink – it’s gone.” from If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

Another favorite book quote from a very quotable book

11. Be honest: If you saw Edward Cullen sparkling in the sunlight what would you do?


Now the fun part, My Questions:

1. What book do you think just never got the book love it deserved?
2. What 1 genre do you just really have a hard time getting into?
3. Who is your book boyfriend/girlfriend? (You know you have one!)
4. Has a book ever given you nightmares? Which one?
5. What book left you crying the most tears?
6. What book ending just left you angry because you wanted it to end differently or because you wanted something   different for a character in the book?
7. What 1 book do you wish you had written and why?
8. What childhood favorite (not teen) do you still like to revisit and read again?
9. I like this one so I’m going to steal it: What is your favorite book quote?
10. What book made you sad that it ended because you just weren’t ready to leave that world yet?
11. Which book character do you wish you were like and why?

Everyone, if you don’t have a blog, please post answers in the comments, I am always interested in hearing the answers.


  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE your answers! The Hundred Acre woods? YES PLEASE! I can tell you're a huge fan of Delirium and Pandemonium. I am too! Good choices. I totally love the old Delirium cover too. And yes, I would laugh at Edward Cullen as well. XD

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