Now for my answers to the questions asked by Jane…
1. What books might you include on a list of your top 5 favourites?
This sounds much easier than it actually is!
Favourite picture book: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr Seuss
Favourite children’s book: The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
Favourite YA Book: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Favourite ‘Grown-up’ Book: Five Quarters of an Orange by Joanne Harris
Current favourite book: The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
2. If you could live in a book, which would it be and why?
Oh, it has to be the Harry Potter books – Broomsticks, butterbeer, potions…
Plus I’d be a great witch! I have the black cat already!
3. Favourite genre to read?
My favourite is contemporary, although I enjoy fantasy too.
4. How many books are you currently reading?
I am currently reading two books, one paperback and one on my kindle. I prefer to read one at a time, but two or three is not too unusual.
5. Name 2 books you mean to read but keep putting off.
Game of Thrones, I love the TV series and really want to read the book, and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I keep meaning to pick this up, it has just not happened yet!
6. If you taught a literature class, what would be on your syllabus for the class?
Depending on the age of the class, I’d love to teach The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman, Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger and 1984 by George Orwell. All these books not only have an important message to convey, but they all have a special significance for me.
7. Do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
Honestly… I adore book covers and this is the reason I prefer reading physical books. Hardcovers feel very special but are expensive and bulky, so I usually go for paperbacks. But once I am engrossed in the story it really doesn’t matter what version it is.
8. What’s the most memorable bookstore you’ve visited?
Our little corner of South Africa does not have bookshops of note and I buy 99% of my books online. I visited Borders in Singapore several years ago and was in awe at the size and the variety on offer. But my favourite was a little second-hand bookshop I found when exploring a side street in Singapore. I am hoping to be able to find it again on my next visit later this year.
9. Favourite place to read?
Curled up in bed with a cat on my lap.
10. If you’re not reading, what do you like to do?
I love painting, art journaling and any other creative activities.
Okay, now for the serious business of the sisterhood’s rules…
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
2. Add the Sisterhood logo on your blog.
3. Answer the questions given to you.
4. Make up 10 new questions for your nominees.
5. Nominate 10 blogs.
So in the spirit of sharing and caring I nominate the following amazing bloggers to the Sisterhood:
Hollie @ Music Books and Tea
Tammy @ The Book Fairy Haven
Karen @ KissinBlueKaren
Aentee @ Read at Midnight
Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight
Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek
Cait @ Paper Fury
Nicole @ The Reading Rebel
These are your questions:
1. How do you decide what to read next?
2. How did your school librarian influence your love of books?
3. What genre do you avoid at all costs?
4. Which one book did you love so much you would try to persuade any and everyone to read?
5. What one piece of advice would you share with a newbie book blogger?
6. Which indie author would you recommend and why?
7. What is the strangest thing you’ve used as a bookmark?
8. Where are you most likely to be caught reading?
9. Which social media platform do you prefer to share/stalk other bloggers?
10. If you were invited to a school library to read to young children, which book would you choose to share?