Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Book Tag

Okay, I saw this linkup (though it's long past) on Miss Dashwood's blog, and found that she had gotten it from here:
It looked like fun. So I am doing it.
1. What was your overall favourite book this year? (Yes. Pick one.)
*jaw drops* One? Just one? Well… let's just say they mean fiction books. Because otherwise this is impossible. It might be Pride and Prejudice, which I reread a few days ago (how can this question be answered?). But… even though there was some sobbing involved when reading it, The Lantern Bearers was massively awesome.

2. Which books did you reread this year?
Pride and Prejudice, The Wide Awake Princess, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Nancy Drew and the Bungalow Mystery, The Prydain Chronicles, Grandma's Attic Series, &c.

3. Favourite cover(s) this year!

4. Worst cover(s)?
Good book, awful cover. Sorry, I just really didn't like this. Bear does NOT look like this, guys!!

5. Which book(s) gave you a massive hangover?
Entwined, Lantern Bearers, Squire's Tales. Oh, and I got a I-need-a-horse-to-take-care-of-and-adore hangover from Black Horses for the King.

6. Best standalone you read?
Wide Awake Princess (the sequel is appreciated, E. D. Baker, but it doesn't compare and it isn't really necessary).

7. Biggest book(s) you've read this year?
Well, Entwined is almost 500 pages, so that might be it. But maybe not. I really don't know.
8. Most disappointing book(s) you read this year?
Tiger, Tiger. This is one of the books I rewrote the ending for.

9. Favourite leading-female character?
Anne Shirley (from Before Green Gables, DEFINITELY not as good as the originals, but it's still Anne Shirley).

10. Favourite leading-male character?
Close tie betwixt Terrence and Mr. Darcy.

11. Best romance(s)?
Pride and Prejudice.  I got all melty after reading it. Although, I must say, Mr. Knightley is THE ideal man for me. Darcy is amazingness, but Mr. Knightley… there's just no comparison. 

12. What book(s) did you read out of your comfort-zone?
Conspiracy of 365 Days, and The Mysterious Benedict Society (a very good trilogy, though I did not expect it to be; Trenton Lee Stewart is hilarious).

13. Which author did you read the most from?
Gerald Morris, probably. There was another author but I did not enjoy her books so I choose not mention her.

14. Top 5 books you'd recommend from all the books you've read this year?
The Lantern Bearers, Pride and Prejudice, The Squire's Tales, The Prydain Chronicles (yeah, that's not five, but there are quite a lot of Prydain & Squire books so I'll just leave it at that).

15. How many books did you read this year all up?
Over a hundred, I'm sure.

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  1. Good job reading so many books this year!! And, reading quality books too!!

  2. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 12:55 PM

    I am going to comment on each of your answers.
    1. I just re-read Pride and Prejudice as well, I have never heard of the Lantern Bearers. Who wrote it?

    1. You've never read it? It's by Rosemary Suttcliff (third in a series, but you don't really need to read them in order). I must warn you: it did bring on some tears.

  3. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    2. I love the Grandma's attic series as well. I re-red my entire bookshelf in 2013, it is only a half size but it is full!

  4. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    3. I just read Entwined at another friends behest. I liked it a lot. The cover was awesome.

  5. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 12:58 PM

    4. I am a huge Regina Domain Fan, I did not know that this book existed! I have read 'Snow-White Rose-Red' 'Black as Night' 'Waking Rose' and the other once about cyberspace but I don't own that one. Where does 'The Shadow of the Bear' go in the series?

    1. The Shadow of the Bear is a Snow-White and Rose-Red retelling. It's the first one. So maybe it was renamed recently? I don't know. I haven't read Waking Rose yet.

  6. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

    5. MUST HAVE A HORSE. Entwined was a bit much...everything is going to be fine...we are all going to die....we will be fine...we will all die...At least it ended happily. But I liked it nonetheless.

  7. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    6. Hmm...never read that book, I will have to find it.

  8. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    7. I can't remember....I need to read Tiger Tiger just so that I can see your ending.

  9. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    9. I of course would choose Elizabeth Bennet, But I am not Anne Shirley so that makes a difference.

  10. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:07 PM

    10. Mr.Darcy rocks, Who is Terrence from?

    1. Terrence is from the Squire's Tales by Gerald Morris. I really like them (Gerald Morris is a Christian, which is cool).

  11. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    11. Agreed!

  12. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    12. hmmm....never heard of any of those but they sound familiar.

  13. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    13. What does this person write?

  14. Madeleine OstermannJanuary 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    14. and 15. Yes!

  15. I really liked the shadow of the bear and the conspiracy series! I want to read the mysterious benedict society. I need to look for it. :-)


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