I haven't officially been tagged (which is good because I rarely have the time to respond to those), but my pal Theta Sigma said I should answer, so here I go.
1. What's your idea of Book Heaven (genre or book that you love) and what's your idea of Book Hell (genre or book that you'd happily chuck out of your bedroom window without a second thought)?
Book Heaven: The Night Circus (no, I will NEVER stop gushing about this book, thank you very much)
Book Hell: Heart of Darkness, which I actually HAVE burned before. Only book I ever desecrated, but I was in junior high and felt like it deserved it. I probably wouldn't burn it now, but I'd so chuck it out the window.
2. If you could have a one-to-one dinner date with a literary character, who would you have dinner with and why? (Okay, I'm a bit of a romantic... sue me!!!)
John Thornton, hands down. He's from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and I'm seriously in love with him.
3. Controversy time - Do you think the romantic partnerings for Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood in Book 7 are right, or are you like me and prefer the alternate reality version of the film where Neville falls for Luna?
NEVILLE & LUNA BELONG TOGETHER. End of story.
4. Which book is in your bag at present?
The Lost Code, Kevin Emerson; North & South, Elizabeth Gaskell; The House at Riverton, Kate Morton; Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi; Incarnate, Jodi Meadows
5. Hollywood time - Which book would you like to turn into a film and why?
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern (surprise) because I love it SO much. I love it more than any other book I've read in the last 2 years.
6. One of my favourite theatre shows is "Wicked" because you find out that the supposedly villainous Wicked Witch Of The West in Elphaba is a person who's misunderstood. Which literary villain do you feel is misunderstood and why? (PS - You can't pick Elphaba).
Boromir from Lord of the Rings. People hate on him so much, but they forget that he's totally a redeemed villain when he dies. Yes, he tried to take the ring, but his intentions were pure and he came out of it in the end.
7. Do you listen to music when you read to concentrate? If so, what type of music do you listen to?
Yes. Anything and everything (not country though). I listen to a lot of soundtracks (especially Lord of the Rings because I picture Eomer and yummy), U2, Coldplay, Florence + The Machine, A Fine Frenzy, Roisin Murphy
8. Cheesy question - If you could meet one book/film blogger or vlogger (no expense spared on the travel), who would you like to meet and why?
Hmmm. There are SO many!! I'd love to hang out with my pal Lisa (Read.Breathe.Relax), Asheley (Into the Hall of Books), Mary Beth (Bibliophyte), Jenn (In the Closet with a Bibliophile), Shannon (Books Devoured), Molli (Once Upon a Prologue), my pal Theta Sigma (Resolution Corner), and Sash & Em (Sash & Em)
Okay, that was more than one, but I'm okay with that.
9. What was the first book that you remember reading for leisure in your childhood?
The Babar books. I fell in love with that series as a kid and never lost my love for it.
10. Okay, a bit of an "Apprentice" or "Dragon's Den" type of question. Which book should I seek out to read? - PITCH IT TO ME!!! :)
Any guesses?! THE NIGHT CIRCUS!!! It's the most gorgeous book EVER. Beautifully written, so real (that circus better show up at my house or I'll be very peeved), and impossible to put down. It's not fast-paced, but it's so fabulously done that you won't want to read anything else EVER. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but still.