Mia. 17. Ravenclaw. Avid Reader. Communication + Management Major.
This is my book tumblr blog as well as my personal blog because I found it hard to manage two blogs at the same time. My personal life seems to be tied up with books and reading.
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Hermione Granger (Harry Potter Series). On top of the list is Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series. God, I love her. I loved her from the start even though she was a know-it-all. And that’s precisely why I liked her. And when she knocked Malfoy! (but she slapped him in the book). Damn, that was cool.She is perhaps one of the strongest and most clever female heroines ever created. Thank you J.K. Rowling for writing such a wonderful character.
Elinor Loredan (Inkheart Trilogy). Elinor is my favorite book lover character. She is an elderly lady with a huge collection of books. Her whole life was devoted to collecting and preserving books. I felt her pain when her books were destroyed. Poor, poor Elinor.
Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird). He is my favorite character in To Kill a Mockingbird. He is one of the best lawyer characters out there and he inspires me into becoming a lawyer someday.
Jean Valjean (Les Miserables). No. 24601. Monsieur Madeline. Monsieur Leblanc. Fauchelevent. Fabre. Whatever his name is, I love Jean Valjean. I made him my bracket champion for Out of Print’s Hero Vs. Villain Book Madness 2014 but he was beaten by Atticus and then Atticus won the championship. Atticus deserved it anyway. It was a hard decision to choose between the two, though.
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In other words, books I didn’t like (that much).
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Hmmmm. This is kind of hard. It pained me to choose only 10. But for the sake of completing and starting the book challenge, here it is in no particular order:
This is probably the longest book I’ve read. Every page was worth it. This is my all-time favorite classic book.
I consider the whole Harry Potter Series as one whole damn long book. (This is my lame excuse to save myself from choosing among the seven books. HAHA). But seriously, I love Harry Potter so much. It is my childhood and it will always be a part of me.
This is my latest favorite book. I just read it last week. Damn it, there’s so much feels. I can’t even…
Another John Green favorite. I love Margo and her mysteriousness. (I know TFIOS fans will kill me because TFIOS is not in this list.)
So much love for Atticus.
Probably the first book that made me cry so hard.
One of the most interesting YA books I have read. Plus points for the author for naming her main character Mia. My namesake. Unfortunately, my copy was not returned by someone also named Mia. Damn it.
Again. So much feels. One of my favorite Newbery Medalists.
Read it in English and in my native language. This book is definitely a timeless masterpiece.
My favorite Chinese novel which is about mother and daughter relationships. Beautifully crafted, indeed.
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There are 30 days left before I leave home again for college. Blame it on the trimester system. To keep this blog more active and to make the remaining 30 days meaningful, I will be doing another 30 Day Book Challenge starting tomorrow, April 21. I hope I can keep this up till May 20. Hooray for 30 days of book posts!
Your 5 least favorite books of all time.
Your favorite characters and which books they’re from.
Characters you hate and which books they’re from.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what five books would you take with you? Include one reason for each.
The best book you’ve read in the last year.
The worst book you’ve read in the last year.
Your favorite quotes from books.
Your favorite quotes about books.
Name five absolutely great film adaptations of books.
Name three absolutely awful film adaptations of books.
Your favorite authors.
Your favorite book from childhood
A book you regret not having read sooner
A book you haven’t read but is on your “will read” list.
A book you haven’t read and have no intention of ever reading,.
A book you want to like, but can’t get into for whatever reason. Why can’t you get into it?
A book that you think is highly overrated.
A book that you think is woefully underrated
The environment you most enjoy reading in
The most disturbing book you’ve ever read
A book you once loved, but don’t anymore. What changed?
A book you once hated, but now love. What changed?
Your favorite series
The nerdiest book you’ve ever read.
Your favorite type of nonfiction book
Your favorite genre
The first book you can remember reading on your own
An author you wish was more well-known
The book you’re reading right now.
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1. Do you prefer hardback or paperback books?
I prefer paperback books because they are easier to bring and they are cheaper. But in terms of quality, the hardbound always wins. However, I am looking more on the practical side because I have a limited budget for buying books. Hardbacks cost a lot of money. But I also buy some when there are book sales or bargains.
2. What’s next on your ‘to-read’ list?
I’m planning to read Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami.
3. If you could meet your favourite author, what would you ask/tell them?
I would ask why they keep on killing characters. HAHA kidding! I would ask how they where inspired to write the book, who were the bases for their characters, and what are they writing habits. I would ask if when they were young, they really dreamed of becoming writers.
4. Is there a movie adaptation that you think did the book justice?
Flipped. It really followed the scenes in the book. The style of narration is also the same as the book.
5. What’s the funniest book you’ve ever read?
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. Totally hilarious. A guffaw at every page.
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