John Winston Ono Lennon
October 9, 1940-December 8, 1980
John Winston Ono Lennon
October 9, 1940-December 8, 1980
Let me tell you about my books!
1. Favorite childhood book? Pocketful of Nonsense by James Marshall, it’s a book full of silly poetry.
2. What are you reading right now? Rapture by John Shirely, a definite must read for any Bioshock fan.
3. What books do you have on request at the library? The last time I went to the library was about 4 years ago in university, so any and all questions about it are kinda N/A
4. Bad book habit? Bending the spines, I’m terrible for it.
5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? N/A
6. Do you have an e-reader? No, I prefer an actual book to reading stuff on a screen unless it’s fanfiction.
7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? I usually have like three in various stages at a time, but it’s mostly just one and then the others follow.
8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? I think I read a bit less and definitely slower.
9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)? Probably Peter Pan, as I forgot what a douche he is.
10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Pretty rarely, unless it’s the Castle inspired books.
12. What is your reading comfort zone? Umm i read young adult, children’s books, fairy tales. I’m not big on mysteries or sci-fi/fantasy.
13. Can you read on the bus? Not for very long.
14. Favorite place to read? My bedroom.
15. What is your policy on book lending? Not unless I know you well and trust you will give me my book back in the same state I gave it to you in a relative amount of time.
16. Do you ever dog-ear books? I try not to, bookmarks exist for a reason.
17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? Oh God no.
18. Not even with text books? I usually stick to writing those notes in an exercise book and maybe highlighting the text.
19. What is your favourite language to read in? English.
20. What makes you love a book? A good plot and likable characters.
21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? If I enjoyed it, if it made me think.
22. Favorite genre? Young Adult probably.
23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)? I wish I could get more into fantasy novels, but just can’t. Or classics.
24. Favourite biography? I don’t think I have actually ever read one.
25. Have you ever read a self-help book? Part of one, yes.
26. Favourite cookbook? I literally have too many to choose from, but probably my Best Recipes Ever one.
27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? The Little Prince.
28. Favorite reading snack? I don’t usually snack while reading, leaves a mess on the pages.
29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. Umm probably anything Austen or Bronte, found most of those books underwhelming.
30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? I don’t tend to read any book critiques.
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I don’t mind sharing my opinion, even if it’s not a good one.
32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose? Probably French, as it’s the only other language I know hw to speak or read, even if it’s only in a small capacity.
33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read? Atlas Shrugged.
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin? War and Peace or 1984.
35. Favorite Poet? Umm, I don’t really read poetry at all.
36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time? N/A
37. How often have you returned books to the library unread? N/A
38. Favorite fictional character? Elphaba from Wicked.
39. Favourite fictional villain? Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange (I dunno, he was the first to come to mind).
40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation? The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it is my favourite book.
41. The longest I’ve gone without reading. A couple of weeks if we’re counting only books.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish. Baltimore’s Mansion, we had to read it in high school and I never finished it, it was THAT boring.
43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? The internet.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? The Princess Bride.
45. Most disappointing film adaptation? Ella Enchanted.
46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? Oh God I don’t even wanna know.
47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Once or twice.
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? If I was bored with it.
49. Do you like to keep your books organized? I try to but fail.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? I keep almost all of my books.
51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? Not that I can think of right now.
52. Name a book that made you angry. The Catcher In The Rye, which I maintain is the worst book ever written.
53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? Ender’s Game.
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t? The Phantom of the Opera.
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? Archie comics.
Day Five: A Garfield Christmas Special
Yeah, I’m trying to get a lot of the nostalgia bombs out of the way, so prepare for a constant taste of my childhood.
I do so love Garfield. He’s sarcastic and lazy and selfish, but he has a good heart. Plus this special has one of the best grandmas ever, and enough sentimentality to fit the spirit of the season. Plus a Christmas song with yodelling.
"It is inappropriate for a lady to talk about her romances my dear."
So I went and saw Frozen last night.
Honestly, it’s one of the best Disney movies I’ve seen in a long time, I really like how they poked fun at their own methods but stayed true to their formula at the same time. I see a couple Oscars for Disney in the near future.
And if ‘Let It Go’ does not at least get nominated for Best Original Song, then the Academy has some serious explaining to do because I seriously cannot stop listening to it.
However, it wasn’t until today that I realized that they named the two guys Hans and Kristoff, when the story is supposed to be (extremely loosely) based on The Snow Queen which is by Hans Christian Anderson…well played Disney, well played.
Day Four: Frosty the Snowman
Ah, Rankin Bass, you are my childhood Christmas. This one, is admittedly not my favourite, but it is one I still watch every year. Even if the kids stole the hat. No, they seriously did, the magician was chasing it, the wind took it and laid it on Frosty’s head, he never threw it away. Also, Santa drives a hard bargain, a hundred zillion lines before morning in order to get presents.
Anyways, you all know the story, you’ve all watched the film, go make a snowman and give him a better hat.
"If you so much as lay a finger on the brim, I’ll never bring you another Christmas present for as long as you live."
The house is officially Christmas’d!
Now I am going to drown myself in eggnog.
Day Three: Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas
Okay, so this one, you may not know. My future father-in-law turned me onto this one, knowing how much I love Jim Henson. This is basically The Gift of the Magi in Muppet form. It’s based on a children’s book, which I have never read, so I cannot speak to how faithful an adaptation it is.
But this movie has become tradition to me, and it’s kind of hokey, it does have an awful lot of jug band, and yeah, it’s in puppet form, but give it a chance, even just the once.
"That’s about the nicest present anybody ever tried to give me."
So it is probably a really bad idea to be writing this right after I finished the latest episode, but fuck it.
it’s only too gay for Fox if there are feelings involved
Fiancés separated for two months-brotherly hug
Douchey Santa for quick rebound-epic make out/grind session
And yet AGAIN Glee decides to badmouth bisexuality by making Santa ‘swing both ways’ then robs them, and restraining Kurt.
I said I’d see the show all the way to the end but episodes like this make me really question that decision.
Fuck this noise.
Day Two: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Yeah, you knew this was coming. Everyone has seen this, most everyone I know loves it or at least tolerates it. It shows both sides of the season; the traditional, religious side and the more commercial side. Shows how they can coexist, how the most important part of the season is being with those you love and showing you care, regardless of how or why you celebrate.
Watch it for the warm nostalgic fuzzies. Then do the dance, you know you want to.
"I never thought it was such a bad little tree."