|Hey kids, let's talk about books.|
|1:||What was the last book you read?|
|2:||Was it a good one?|
|3:||What made it good?|
|4:||Would you recommend it to other people?|
|5:||How often do you read?|
|6:||Do you like to read?|
|7:||What was the last bad book you read?|
|8:||What made you dislike it?|
|9:||Do you wish to be a writer?|
|10:||Has any book every influenced you greatly?|
|11:||Do you read fanfiction?|
|12:||Do you write fanfiction?|
|13:||What's your favorite book?|
|14:||What's your least favorite book?|
|15:||Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?|
|16:||When did you learn to read?|
|17:||What is your favorite book you had to read in school?|
|18:||What is your favorite book series?|
|19:||Who is your favorite author?|
|20:||What is your favorite genre?|
|21:||Who is your favorite character in a book series?|
|22:||Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?|
|23:||Which book do you wish had a sequel?|
|24:||Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?|
|25:||How long does it take you to read a book?|
|26:||Do you like when books become movies?|
|27:||Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?|
|28:||Which movie has done a book justice?|
|29:||Do you read newspapers?|
|30:||Do you read magazines?|
|31:||Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?|
|32:||Do you read while in bed?|
|33:||Do you read while on the toilet?|
|34:||Do you read while in the car?|
|35:||Do you read while in the bath?|
|36:||Are you a fast reader?|
|37:||Are you a slow reader?|
|38:||Where is your favorite place to read?|
|39:||Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?|
|40:||Do you need a room to be silent while you read?|
|41:||Who gave you your love for reading?|
|42:||What book is next on your list to read?|
|43:||When did you start to read chapter books?|
|44:||Who is your favorite children's book author?|
|45:||Which author would you most want to interview?|
|46:||Which author do you think you'd be friends with?|
|47:||What book have you reread the most?|
|48:||Which books do you consider "classics"?|
|49:||Which books do you think should be taught in every school?|
|50:||Which books should be banned from all schools?|
Day 4: Hardback or Paperback?
Paperback clearly. I really love the feel of them when reading. And when you’ve read those certain books so many times that it becomes pliant and familiar. Hardback is so unyielding.
It’s been a while since I read a book and felt like the character was me, so I choose Mindy. Because in a way she is a character to me. And I feel her. I mean the first section of her book is titled “I Forget Nothing: A Sensitive Kid Looks Back” ….all me.
Day 6: Favorite Series: The Shadow Children
I refuse to state the obvious (HP) so I’m going to go with the most under appreciated series ever. If you look up Dystopian YA you get Hunger Games and Divergent, but in 1998 Margaret Peterson Haddix published Among the Hidden. Premise: A country ruined by drought and food shortages enacts a Population Law and the Population Police kill “shadow children”, any child born after the second child. These books are amazing. I used to obsessively make anyone who would listen to me read them. Based on a mature topic but written for the young mind. You’ve got your totalitarian government, propaganda, big brother, and ruined childhood; what more do you need? Just writing about them is making me want to go back and reread them. Did I mention this series is perfection?
Among the Free came out when I was 14, and I can honestly say that these were probably some of the first books to make me cry tears of triumph and heartbreak.
Day 5: Bookstack
If you look very closely you’ll find that all of these have something in common.
…I own them.
Dare you to find something else.