1/30/14

30 Day Book Challenge - Day 25 - 31

This is the last of my 30 Day Book Challenge. You can check out all the other days of the challenge here and here.

Day 25) What is your favorite quote from a book? "The real heroes anyway aren't the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention." (From The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green)

Day 26) What is your favorite title of a book? Flat-Out Love, by Jessica Park... I just think it's a great title... kind of "in your face" and romantic at the same time

Day 27) What book sports your favorite cover? Recently... Breaking Away by Teresa Reasor (cover artist Tracy Stewart)

Day 28) If you could change the ending of a book, what book would it be, and how would it end? Not to be too presumptuous, because clearly Suzanne Collins is a genius, but I would change PARTS of the ending of Mockingjay. Particularly the way Gale's character makes his exit. I felt cheated that we didn't get any sort of closure. His character had been WAY to integral to the plot and to Katniss's character to be brushed off with just a mention of having headed off to one of the Districts to help with the revolution. I wanted an ACTUAL goodbye between him and Katniss... an exchange when they acknowledged how important they'd been to each other, both knowing their relationship would never be the same as it had once been. Alternatively, Gale could've died saving Prim's life, which would've been a fitting end to what I felt like was the most heroic character of the series.

Day 29) What book surprised you because you expected not to like it, and then you enjoyed it? Not to sound like a broken record, but... The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It was so highly recommended, and yet, I was skeptical. I mean... a story about kids with cancer? I was wrong... so, so wrong. I loved the book.

Day 30) What is your favorite book of all time? Why? I have two. Jewels of the Sun, by Nora Roberts and Fair Haven by JoAnn Ross. These were the books that touched me so much that I knew I wanted... no needed... to write stories myself. Because of these books, I dug up the dream of writing that had been buried for so many years.

Day 31) If you could hang out with an author for a day, who would it be? Rachel Vincent, author of the Soul Screamers series. I LOVE this series. SO imaginative. I'd just like to see how her brain works!


1 comment:

  1. I am looking forward to reading The Fault in our Stars. I too have been skeptical but I think I will take the plunge. I watched the trailer and I'm intrigued.

    I also had some issues with Mockingjay as well. I struggled to get through that book. I totally agree with your statements about how it should have ended.

    I loved Soul Screamers and I have you to thank for the suggestion! I think I may have to read all of those again. I loved the stories and the imagery used in the books.

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