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What’s your favourite book at the moment?
My favourite book is definitely Noughts and Crosses (and the rest of the series) by Malorie Blackman. The series carries an incredibly important message of standing up to racism, which is incredibly important in today’s world. This incredible series really opened my eyes to how racism is still happening, and how we should all try to make the situation better. The message is incredibly resonant, especially in light of recent events around the world. When I read this incredible series for the first time, two years ago, it really opened my eyes to the issues still present in today’s world, and how we should all strive for equality.
When I’m taking books to and from places, I tend to just use whatever paper bookmark I have closest to me at the time. My favourite bookmark however, is this Ravenclaw bookmark. Now that I’m reading a lot more at home, I am always using this bookmark. I also see it as a way to show my ‘House Pride’ whenever I’m reading, seeing as I’m the only Ravenclaw in my house!
Book on your bookshelf that you’ve had the longest?
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I’ve had it since December 2013, and I’m hoping to reading it again this year. I have forgotten most of the plot though, as it has been many years since I last read it (and I think that I have only read it once). I do remember that it is about lots of horses, and one of them is called Merrylegs.
Most recent book you’ve bought?
The Case of the Missing Treasure by Robin Stevens. I wasn’t aware of this book until recently, as it isn’t one of the ‘main’ books in the series. When I do my big re-read of the Murder Most Unladylike Series (minus Mistletoe and Murder – watch this space at Christmas), I will be reviewing this book. This mini-mystery precedes Death in the Spotlight and is narrated by Daisy, instead of Hazel.
Unread books on your bookshelf?
Ten – Glass Sword; King’s Cage; War Storm; A Court of Wings and Ruin (reading it now); A Court of Frost and Starlight; Cinder; The Case of the Missing Treasure; Slated; Fractured; Shattered. I am going to read all of these books soon… watch this space!
Fastest you’ve ever read a book?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – I think it took me under a day! This was the second time that I read it, I think, so I already knew exactly what was going to happen. The picture here is the cover set that I have for the books (as well as the 20th anniversary Ravenclaw paperback ). What covers of Harry Potter are your favourite/do you own?
Fictional place you’d love to visit?
Seeing as most books I read have elements of Dystopia, this is quite difficult! But I would have to say Hogwarts, seeing as I am still yet to recieve a Hogwarts letter! I would also love to visit Deepdean School for Girls, from Daisy and Hazel’s experiences, it sounds so much fun! I’m just not too keen on the multitude of murders though…
Favourite film/TV adaptation of a book?
I did really enjoy the Noughts and Crosses TV adaptation, especially the explosive last episode. Of course, I do love the Harry Potter, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and The Book Thief films.
A book you’d like to be adapted into TV/film?
I think that any book could be adapted into TV/film, but I think that a series of Murder Most Unladylike could be really good, as well as the Throne of Glass series! However, I wouldn’t want a film/TV adaptation of Throne of Glass to be as gory and graphic as the books can be in places! I would like to see a screen adaptation of Red Queen, as I find the books quite difficult to read in places.
Paperback or hardback?
PAPERBACK!!! I do own a few hardback books, but I do definitely prefer paperback books for some reason. It’s just annoying when I’ve got to wait up to a year after some books are released to get them in paperback (The Conference of the Birds!!!). Having said that, I do like the sleeves that come with hardback books!
Hannah from Hannah’s Bookshelf
Toni from The Bookish Hangover