Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
Blue-ish. That’s as close as it gets. I got really into Stephen King a couple of years ago and am on a mission to read all of his books. I don’t read them in any particular order – I just pick up what sounds most interesting to me and what I feel like at the moment. I wanted something short and creepy. And that was definitely the right choice, it freaked me out!
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
Probably the most recent one. I thought it was just another YA book with whiny or overly perfect protagonists and a love triangle. It was much more enjoyable though and I even liked most of the characters. Doesn’t belong to my favourites and I have since decided to not continue with this series but it was still a good book.
I picked it up because of tons of positive reviews.
Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. How did you discover this book?
I can’t do that, I have expensive tea cups on my book shelf and lots of precious stuff that I don’t want to knock down. I picked a random number and counted.. And because it was so much fun I did it on my Kindle as well, so here are 2 books:
I watched an anime based on the story of ‘Little Women’ first and fell in love with it. Since then I read the novel and enjoyed it as well. I will pick it up again eventually. The second one I picked because I read one trilogy by the author that I liked previously (Black Magician) and this sounded cool. I finished it but didn’t enjoy it very much.
Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
A friend of mine whose taste in books is very similar to mine kept telling me to start it. I already read the Liveship Trader trilogy by then. So glad I listened to her!
Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube / book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
Yes, it definitely did!!
Find a book on your shelves or e-reader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
Because I like this so much, I will pick 2 again, one from my shelf and one from my Kindle.
Both of those were great! I picked the Sanderson because during that time I was catching up on everything he wrote. I read it on a holiday to Bali. Uprooted just sounded so good and magical and I always wanted to try something by Novik.
What book did you discover through a film / TV adaptation?
I watched an anime of this one first when I was a kid before I ever picked up the book. Love both!
Think of your all-time favourite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
This is hard, because I have a couple of favourite books or series. So this is only one of them^^ I read the first book in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series, as a German translation, in 2004 I think. I got it for Christmas and read the next volumes (that were published then) straight after. Re-read a couple of times.