A character who you can relate to the most
I can’t really say that I relate to any certain character that I have read. The characters that I read have these ginormous problems that they need to overcome whereas I live a fairly simple life without giant obstacles to climb. I mean I do have my own problems but they don’t really compare to any character that I have come across. I could tell you of some characters that don’t relate to me at all. Such as Holden Caulfield from A Catcher in the Rye. He is a rebellious kid who gives up on the world claiming everyone as a phony and runs away from home. Maybe I could have related to that when I was younger and more rebellious and hated my parents like every other kid but I wouldn’t say I’m like that now. I’m definitely not like Harry Potter where I have discovered this new power and a whole new world and to learn that I have the potential to be the greatest wizard the world has ever seen. Characters in books are made to be exciting and interesting. They aren’t usually everyday people who just go with the flow and what happens happens. So it is pretty hard to relate to any fictional character.
A book you wished more people would’ve read
I found that some of the people that I have talked to about this book have never finished it. They were discouraged by how for the first half of the book nothing actually happens. I wish people would read this book in its entirety because I think they are missing out on a good read. The first half is really slow but it’s all downhill from there and the book will keep you intrigued for the remainder of the story.
A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t
I have quite a few books that i’ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten around to it yet, one of them is;
It’s supposed to tell you everything you need to know about life.
Another book is;
This book was made into a popular film noir back in the 40’s.
I have many other books on my to read list, but i can only read so fast.
Favourite book you own
I don’t have any cool books. No first editions and no nicely bound hardcovers. They all just look the same. I do like my ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Collection, all thirteen books, including the book containing books 4,5, and 6. I definitely put a lot of reading time into those books over a span of several years. So maybe those are my favourite book(s) that i own.
Favourite book from your childhood
I used to read this book a lot when I was a child. It’s the first book that I remember absolutely loving. For a child, what is a story any better than being transported to insanely imaginative lands where adventures are to be had and special powers are to be used. I think the author, Enid Blyton, had the most amazing imagination and creative powers for writing children stories. From what I remember anyway. This book sparked my love for reading because I got to imagine the worlds that she was describing and I could create little details for myself or picture it the way that I wanted too and that was something I couldn’t do when watching TV.
Favourite romance book
I think this deems me as a failure in this challenge as I have not read a romance book. I am not a girl.
Favourite book turned into a movie
There are so many candidates for this title. Harry Potter, The Great Gatsby, The World According to Garp, but I am going to have to settle on The Old Man and the Sea. I found that the movie encapsulated the book perfectly with its gentle narration and parallel story line. You can’t help feel sorry for the old man when his fish gets attacked by the sharks and he tries his best to fight them off but to no avail when he gets back to shore with a carcass hanging from his boat. A beautiful movie from a beautiful book.