I’ve been tagged, I’ve been tagged!

So, when I started blogging during exams last semester I noticed that a lot of the blogs I follow had these questions and tags and stuff that confused to no end back then. It always seemed to me that the cool kids on the blogging block got to do this kind of stuff. But now I’ve been tagged myself to answer some questions, meaning I’m becoming cool (at least by association). So thanks to Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic for the vote of confidence 🙂

1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
3. Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
4. Tag eleven people with a link to your post.
5. Let them know they’ve been tagged

So without further adieu:

1.) Which book do you think should be adapted into a film that hasn’t been already?

Mortal Engines. If there’s an amazing, underrated book series it’s the Mortal Engines quartet. It’s a series about a post-apocalyptic future where cities and towns have become enormous machines that travel the ravished world eating each other for fuel. The scale would be incredible. Check it out here. Or the Miles Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold.

2.) Which classic are you too scared to read/keep putting off? (E.g. War and Peace.)

You hit the nail on the head. War and Peace

3.) Sam or Dean Winchester? (Show Supernatural)

I haven’t watched the show (yet), but my tagger has recommended it to me.

4.) Do you think the paperback will become extinct and be fully replaced with the Kindle?

No. Paperback never runs of battery. And it smells nice when new.

5.) Have you ever had an experience with the paranormal? E.g Ghosts, aliens etc.

No. I don’t believe in aliens, and while I’m religious and must acknowledge the existence of the unexplained, I hope I never experience it.

6.) Your least favourite genre to read?

Jane Austen (I know she’s technically not a genre, but that’s how un-excited I am to read any of her works).

7.) Whose biography would you consider reading?

I’m currently reading Bear Grylls’ autobiography. What a man. He’s badass, can out-survive Sir Ranulph Fiennes (almost, anyway), and has lived an honourable life.

8.) The best birthday present you’ve ever had?

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, my parents have always been generous with what they have, but nothing stands at this current point in time (although I’m sure my mum has an entire list :P).

9.) Your opinion on Shades of Grey? (Whether you have read it or not.)

I have not read this book, and I hope never to. I have no interest in purely romance novels, and this doesn’t seem to have much of that anyway, as the internet tells me it’s literary porn.

10.) Your favourite place to read?

In my lounge in winter at midday. I’ll often lie behind the couch, jammed in between in it and the windowsill in the sun for hours reading.

11.) Which books from present day do you think has the potential to become a classic 50/100 years down the line?

Harry Potter (except for Order of the Phoenix. I hated that book of an otherwise amazing series).

Now, as for rules 3, 4, and 5 I don’t think I’ll get around to it (I don’t feel comfortable enough with 11 bloggers yet to do it) so I’ll break them, but thanks to Becky anyway for including me 🙂

Jeremy

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3 thoughts on “I’ve been tagged, I’ve been tagged!

  1. Awwwh! Love your intro, your blog is very deserving of the ‘cool’ label.

    Great answers! See this is why I tagged you. 😉 I’ve never heard of Mortal Engines, it sounds pretty interesting, and I don’t blame you for not reading Jane Austen, although I think some guys would like her work it’s still very female orientated. I like the occasional one but she’s not a favourite author and even I find her stories a bit over feminine (with the constant who will marry who etc) and I AM female! Lol.
    You’re reading place sounds awesome too, funny enough I’ve never thought of behind my couch as a potential reading place. 😛
    I agree with Harry Potter too, I think children will be reading it many years from now, I really do. Although I have to say, book five was my favourite! Lol. What did you dislike about it?

    • Hahaha I should show your opinion on Jane Austen to my mom and aunt…it’ll drive them crazy 😛 It’s sometimes strange where one can feel comfortable isn’t it? 🙂 I think, for me at least, that the time gap between book 4 & book 5 was too long, and I’d grown just that much older that the magic spark of Harry Potter for a kid had died out, and I didn’t yet see how awesome it is as an adult to read the books. And the book felt too long winded, like J.K. Rowling was trying to get an extra 100 pages out of the story. And Sirius Black died (he was by far the coolest character).

      • Ahhh yes, it did seem to take FOREVER for the 5th book to come out – three years! I remember nagging my parents to get it for me so I could read it. I was only 9 years old at the time LOL. I actually don’t remember having a problem with the length, which is weird considering I was 9, I do remember having difficulty with The Goblet of Fire though, probably because I must of been about 7 when I read it. 🙂 I get it though, there’s quite a lot of explaining in that book, and it’s almost like it’s setting the story up for the next book rather than being a full story itself, if that makes sense. 😛

        Sirius Black was very cool, I was upset when he died!

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