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nausicaa ([personal profile] nausikaa) wrote2014-10-17 12:48 pm
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I want to make a proper post, but today's questions from [community profile] thefridayfive are right up my alley, so:

1. What was your favorite book during childhood?
Dean Koontz' Oddkins, which was just the right combination of cute and terrifying for me. Also: Bunnicula, The Phantom Tollbooth, and that one BSC Super Special where they get stuck on a deserted island. I was all about that Boxcar Children life, too -- as a kid I was weirdly into the "kids are on their own and must survive" trope. (I'm not even going to pretend that twelve-year-old me didn't make what was basically a bug-out bag based on what Julie took with her in Julie of the Wolves.)

2. What is your favorite book now?
Prooooobably Pat Barker's Regeneration, but honestly The Phantom Tollbooth is still the main contender for that top spot.

3. What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, hands down. It's one of the only movies where I've read the book first and still enjoyed the movie more. (Though that's probably because I wasn't quite as worried about where it was going, since I already knew.)

4. Do you prefer checking out books from the library or buying them?
Library if I can! I mean, obviously I want to own ALL THE BOOKS, but I'm better at finishing things if there's a deadline.

5. Have you ever been let down by a book that was highly recommended to you?
House of Leaves, which I actually want to give another chance at some point -- I found it beautiful and terrifying, but also unspeakably boring. And there's On the Road, which I would have eaten up as a teenager, but reading it for the first time as an adult was just me throwing the book across the room and going "THESE CHARACTERS WERE BASED ON REAL PEOPLE. REAL PEOPLE DID THESE SHITTY THINGS. ARE YOU KIDDING ME."

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