Anonymoushey! have you heard about big bad wolf? the book feast?
I was so confused by this question when I first got it! No, I had no idea. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is a huge book sale that takes place from December 6 - 15 and apparently there are 3 million books discounted. I think it’s international. I’m pretty sure. Don’t quote me on that just yet.
AnonymousThis is random, but do you have an Instagram?
I do. My handle is @girlandherbooks. Though I don’t post just pictures of books.
AnonymousHi! Love your tumblr and I love your book recommendations! You're awesome! xx
You’re way too sweet. I just spend too much time on the Internet.
AnonymousI love your blog :3 I'm dealing with my fabulous fear of a lot of stuff at the moment, and I love to read. Do you know any good books about being afraid/overcoming fear? I love a lot of the books you recommend, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions? Thanks :)
One of my favorite quotes says, “Some of us are the silent suffers of a noisy disease and that is all I have to say about fear.” It’s from the short story “To Those of Who Missed Your Connecting Flight Out of O’Hare” by Amy Hempel. I’d definitely recommend it. I feel like fear is something that many books and short stories focus on. I’m not familiar with just one book that only focuses on it.
My followers suggest: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly.
Anon No. 1 - You’re really sweet! No problem. Books will always be an obsession of mine. That will never change.
Anon No. 2 - That’s really sweet to say and I am happy. Good to know I deserve it.
AnonymousHey, I love to read romance novels and have recently read "One Day" by David Nicholas. I was wondering if you could recommend me some books about love :) thanks a lot
I am the worst person to ask about romance novels, because I don’t like them at all. I’ve only read romance novels that are classics. I have answered this question before, and I’ll stick to those recommendations.
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AnonymousHave you read Brideshead Revisited?
Quick PSA: I am not going to be answering any more questions like this. They’re the only questions that really irk me. I haven’t been asked if I’ve read a book that I didn’t already know about or hasn’t been on my to read list. I keep my GoodReads updated, so anyone can see what books I’ve read and what books I want to read.
Since these questions were so related, I thought it easier to just answer together. I recently finished I Am the Messenger, so I can finally answer your questions! I read The Book Thief last year and I absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend it, bowtiesarecool4. I am going to write a full review for I Am the Messenger, but comparing it to The Book Thief I really enjoyed The Book Thief more. I love Zusak’s style of writing, but I didn’t find it as gripping in I Am the Messenger as in The Book Thief. They’re both very different stories. I didn’t connect to I Am the Messenger as I did in The Book Thief, so that might be why I didn’t enjoy it as much. If you enjoy Zusak’s writing style, then I suggest reading both to see the differences. I hope that helps, guys!
Anonymous*SPLAT* You just got snowballed! So, WELCOME TO THE SNOWBALL FIGHT OF 2012! Okay, here's how it works. You say three to five random facts about yourself, then you go Anonymous and snowball your five favorite blogs. If you get snowballed again then you CANNOT snowball any blogs you snowballed before, except if you're out of blogs to snowball. Have fun!
I’ve gotten a lot of these, so I figured I might as well finally do one.
1. I graduated high school in a class of 35.
2. I was nearly accosted at the Chicago Art institute for being too close to a Monet painting.
3. My great grandmother used to own an antique shop, so all of the furniture in my house is over 100 years old.
AnonymousHow long do you think it'll take you to read those books?
The books that I recently borrowed from the library? Beside the van Gogh biography, they are all about 150 pages. Those won’t take me very long. Not to mention I have two books I’m currently reading. Unfortunately, this week is dead week and next week is finals. I doubt I’ll be any of much reading until after my finals are over and my holiday break beings.
AnonymousWhat are you currently reading? :)
Right now, I’m finishing up I Am The Messenger and I’m in the middle of Bridge of Scarlet Leaves.
AnonymousDo you (or your followers) happen to know any good tumblrs that focus on poetry?
Hi! The only blog that I follow that posts just about poetry would be Visual Poetry. They post beautiful, interesting pieces I haven’t heard of and I just love it. I also know of: POETS.org, Tyler Knott, and more in the Poetry Spotlight. You can also check out the featured posts and top contributors in the poetry tag. If anyone else has more suggestions, I’ll add them!
AnonymousI've only read a handful of Agatha Christie novels (And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Towards Zero). What would be your top 5 recommendations apart from these?
This was the most difficult message I’ve ever received.
AnonymousHello, since I kind of rely on your opinions on books, I wanted to ask you if you've read Good Omens and if you have, what do you think about this one? (I'm sorry if you've already answered this question.)
I actually haven’t read Good Omens yet. I’ve only heard good things about it, and it’s been on my to read list for a while. I really want to purchase it next!
AnonymousDo you plan on getting your Masters?
Yes, I do. I’m going to be working my state in a low SES (socioeconomic status) area, so I can get money taken off my loans through a state grant. I plan on moving to a different state and get my masters in Education. I’m not sure if I’ll get it in Special Education or what not, but that’s the plan as of right now.