Allow me to exaggerate a memory or two. A book lover, music geek who loves the written word. I'll read anything that sounds good to me.
The first novel you remember reading
The first novel I remember reading, I don't remember. To be honest, my memory is pretty shitty a good chunk of the time, so I don't honestly remember X_X The one I remember most from when I was younger was Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson.
Favorite romance book
I don't really read romance, so I'll give a book that has romance in it.
That would be Between You and Me by Marisa Calin. That was one of the sweetest, best developed romances I've read. The book itself is amazing, but the romance was great.
Favorite book turned into a movie
I'm kind of confused, does this mean your favorite book that was turned into a movie, or favorite adaptation? I'll answer both just in case.
Favorite book turned into a movie: The Fault in Our Stars. It's not out yet, but I have a strong feeling the movie will be fantastic.
Favorite Adaptation: The Perks of Being A Wallflower
A book that disappointed you
There are many, but one that really just made me sad that I was disappointed was The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I saw the movie first, and it instantly became an all time favorite film. I decided to read the book after, to see if it was good/better. I just did not like it. There was not an exact reason why I didn't like it, I just didn't enjoy it as much as the film. I find it funny that I didn't like the book as much as the film, considering Chbosky wrote both the film and the book. Yet, I just did not like the book as much as the film.
Favorite quote from your favorite book
"Is it forked?"
Gighul, from Red Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells.
Favorite female character
Sabina fucking Kane y'all. She is possibly my favorite character of all time. She is such a badass, she will kill you and not feel a damn thing. She will massacre your ass with a smile on her face. But that is not the only reason I love her. I love the journey she goes on, how much she grows. She goes from someone who was extremely solitary, with little self esteem. She was beaten down by life somewhat, when we meet her in book 1. By the end, she is no longer alone, and realizes she has many people she cares about. I just love everything about her.
Red tape, red tape, red tape everywhere you look it seems these days.
First GR gets it into their heads that it was good business to start silencing their reviewers and some websites claim that rating a book 1 star is emotional abuse towards an author. Never mind that stating that is an insult to real survivors of emotional abuse and bullying.
And now Amazon,Barnes & Noble, and WH Smith have gotten it on their heads to start censoring the content they sell because *gasp* it might just be rather risque and we can't have adults reading anything that sounds like fetish.
I have heard that the deletion is quite widespread, but consigned, it appears, to Indie authors, and Nenia Campbell got one of her books taken down because it was accused of content violation.
Here is a novel idea Amazon and all those big companies, how about tagging all this books as adult content and only selling to people who have stated their birth dates as older than 18?
Wait. What am I saying? Of course they can't take the logical and rational route, after all all this companies get a kick of pushing their delete button.
There is also a petition in progress right here that is aim at protesting the crazy notion that readers need to be protected from content they want to pay for.
Favorite male character.
Without a doubt, Gighul, from the Sabina Kane series. He's so goddamn funny, he always lightens the mood when he's in a scene. But it's not just that he's a comedic character. Gighul also grows throughout the series, becoming not just the funny sidekick. I especially love how his relationship with Sabina grows. They become thick like thieves, best friends who love and care about each other. They truly care and will defend each other no matter what. You fuck with Sabina, you fuck with Mr. Giggles.
Book turned movie and completely desecrated
Motherfucking The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. That movie was a complete and utter shit show. It was awful, and yet they made the fucking sequel, which also was a shit show. Ugh.
Your favorite writer
Jaye Wells. She is a fucking badass, and an absolutely amazing writer. Her Sabina Kane series introduced me to Urban Fantasy, as well as becoming one of my all time favorite series. I will read anything she writes. To quote The Fault in Our Stars, I'd read her grocery list if she let me. Her writing is excellent, her stories engaging, and her characters ingrain themselves in you. She can also make me laugh extremely hard.
A book you love but hate at the same time.
Twilight, hands down. I recognize that it's absolutely riddled with problems, yet I can't help but like it.
My most recent thoughts on the whole Goodreads mess.
[Reblog: Original from Literary Ames]
Reviews are being deleted for being “potentially off-topic” – code for “being critical of GR” and for being “non-original content” despite permission given from original reviewers.
A book you hated
Unfortunately, Year Zero by Rob Reid. I wanted to love it so badly, and yet I didn't. Nick was bland and boring, the aliens were annoying. Most importantly, the tangents. Oh lord, the fucking tangents. This book goes on more tangents that I have ever seen.