Hello and happy Friday, friends. Today I am featuring a friend of mine and a fellow book lover: Heather @ A Cozy Fox Reads. Heather is the only person who will talk to me at length about books, and for that she is a saint. (My fiancé seriously gets sick of my bookish rants.) I’ve mentioned Heather in a few of my previous posts—she’s recommended me many books that I’ve gone on to read and review, and we also buddy read two books earlier this year.
Now, I would like to share a bookish Q&A I had with Heather. I love learning about peoples’ lives, their likes and dislikes, and just random things about them in general. And I thought I’d share this on my blog, because I think it’s a fun concept and that it will hopefully encourage more interactions and friendships within the bookish community. I’ll post links to Heather’s social media at the end of this post, so be sure to follow her—she is an amazing human and puts out great content!
H: Absolutely. I’ve always been an avid reader, but I read the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne in elementary school, and they really ignited my love for reading. They’re a big part of why I love fantasy so much as an adult, too!
H: This is a tough one! If I HAVE to choose one, I think I would love to live in Middle Earth, specifically the Shire. I could get used to living like a Hobbit with second breakfast and afternoon tea.
H: In my experience, the book is always better than the movie. However, some movie adaptations can really hold their own against their book counterpart, and those are the movies that end up favorites for me.
H: Do I have to pick just one? If I do, Victoria Schwab is a no-brainer. She’s an auto-buy author for me and I have loved everything I’ve read from her. I also love Garth Nix and Jay Kristoff, and I’m a big fan of Cassandra Clare and Leigh Bardugo, as well.
H: Easy, it’s definitely winter. Autumn is my favorite season, hands down, but when it comes to reading, there’s just something magical about curling up with a good book and a cup of marshmallow-y hot chocolate while the snow is falling outside.
H: This is another tough one! A series that I think would make a very cool film adaptation is the Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. It’s a weird little favorite of mine that I found quite a few people have not read nor heard of, but the books have such a wonderfully magical atmosphere that I would love to see on screen.
H: My favorite book is probably The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. That book will forever hold a special place in my heart. It’s a timeless read that I don’t think I could ever get bored of.
Bookmarks | Random objects
Paperbacks | Hardbacks
eBooks | Audiobooks
Author tour | Book convention
Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Contemporary | Classic
Graphic novel | Poetry
Cover-buy | Auto-buy author
Alphabetical shelves | Rainbow shelves
Reading in the bath | Reading outside
Scheduled TBR | Mood reading
Music in the background | Silence
Exclusive cover | Sprayed edges
H: Least favorite would have to be Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand. I wanted to love it, but sadly it just wasn’t meant to be.
H: Oh, so many. So, so many. But since you probably don’t want a comprehensive list, my favorite ship of the books I’ve read this year is SnowBaz. I would burn the world for their happiness.
H: Vicious by V.E. Schwab. It deserves all the hype, and if I could erase my memories of the book just to read it again for the first time, I would!
H: Usually whatever is closest! But I do go through snack phases, and right now popcorn is my go-to.
H: My favorite genre of all time has to be fantasy. I love how a good fantasy novel can pull you completely into that world and make you forget everything going on in the real world. It’s like real-life magic.
H: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. I’ve had the book preordered since preorders opened, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up in my favorites of 2020. Not only is Schwab an auto-buy author, like I mentioned, but I have such a good feeling about this book, like it’s going to be my soul in physical form. I cannot wait.
H: “One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” —Tessa Gray, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare.
H: My favorite thing about reading is the opportunity to live hundreds of lives, and explore places that I’ve never been, and to just feel deeply, even if it is for fictional people. Reading gives me the ability to expand my mind and flex my creativity, and I believe that it enriches my life in such a way that I would not be the person I am today if not for books.
I think maybe I got too sappy with that one, but I think we should just roll with it.
A: I do! I have such a massive TBR that I can’t be bothered to finish a book that I’m not enjoying, because a new favorite read could be waiting on my shelf. However, I do make it a point to return to books that I’ve DNF’d over the years, just in case my tastes have changed. But my motto is that life is too short to read bad books. I’ll stand by that one.
I love learning things about my friends! And I would love to learn more about my other followers and fellow book bloggers, so if you’re interested in doing a Q&A and being featured on my blog, comment below and let me know!
Thank you to Heather for putting time into answering these questions, and so late at night! (She legit sent me her answers at 11:45 AM lol.) You guys should definitely follow her everywhere for more bookish content!