Thanks to the Orangutan Librarian for putting this tag on my radar. Didn’t want to write a review after a day of setting granite bounds all day, so this was mindless fun.
Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a blue cover. What made you want to pick up this book?
I first read this in the 90’s and it was my first 1000 page book. You never forget your first time.
Think of a book you didn’t expect to enjoy, but did. Why did you read it in the first place?
I read it because it was popular and I still cared about knowing what was popular. And I did enjoy it. Enough that I read the sequel and that is the book that made me rage.
Stand in front of your bookshelf with your eyes closed and pick up a book at random. (I had Mrs Bookstooge pick a random number from between 1-3000 and chose the one it corresponded to in my calibre library) How did you discover this book?
A small manga series that I read back in 2007. I was on a manga kick for that whole year and was devouring everything that our local library had.
Pick a book that someone personally recommended to you. What did you think of it?
My good friend Jefferson asked me to read this, as he knew the guy. It was pretty bad and I had to say so. Thankfully, I don’t know the author, so it was no problem on my part.
Pick a book that you discovered through YouTube / book blogs. Did it live up to the hype?
KrazyKiwi had reviewed this on Booklikes and while it sounded a little off my taste, I tried it. Turned out to be some of the best reading I’d done in a long time. Posey shot up to the top of my radar very quickly.
Find a book on your shelves or ereader with a one-word title. What drew you to this book?
I was doing my initial readthrough of the Discworld novels and this one was pretty much the best. The only one I’ve got in hardcover I believe.
What book did you discover through a film / TV adaptation?
Watched the horrible movie with Anakin Pukewalker and Rachel Bilson [hubba hubba] and figured I should check out the source material. All 3 books in the series turned out to be pretty good.
Think of your all-time favourite book/s. When did you read these and why did you pick them up in the first place?
Best. Book. Ever. Read this in highschool when I saw it in the SF section at our local library. Spaceships and a dude with a sword in a pose that even I knew was Japanese? How could I NOT pick that up?