the-oxford-english-fangirl asked: Books A-Z! A F O Q T x
A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Initially my answer was Kelley Armstrong, but then I realized, no - this is no doubt untrue. The truth, the only real truth I can give here would have to be Enid Blyton. As I child, I devoured all of the books by her that I could get my hands on. So, so many.
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
Hmmm. As in, one I read when I was in High School and would have dated, or as in, one I have read since and would’ve dated had we been High School age? To answer the first… Julian, from The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith. When I was a teenager, I loved her books (yeah, get that sudden followers of LJ Smith, I loved her books back when they first came out; around the age of 13+). He was the ‘youngest shadow man’ and was, effectively, cold and cruel and possesive. But he also was practically Jareth in book-teenage form and I loved him crazily.
Now, though, I think … especially know now that I’m into girls… I’d probably have dated someone like Savannah Levine from the Women of the Otherworld series. Or her mother, Eve. They’re both a bit reckless, although I think I’d be better suited to someone like Paige, I know I’d never end up going for them!
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
There are sooo many. But. The first that came to mind for me was Lost Souls. Vampires, incest, gay love, UST, carniverous behaviour, mentions of Bowie, - this book had so many things for me that I honestly can’t imagine my life without it.
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
There’s only one quote I ever think of from books. I genuinely don’t collect quotes from books, because the stories themselves keep me more than lines or paragraphs… but this one sticks to me, and always will:
"Soon Laine no longer struggled, but he was still alive. A long continuous sound came from his open throat, a keening beyond pain or hope. He had come away from home because Nothing had; he had followed Nothing, trusting him. But Laine should have learned by now that when you have too much faith in something, it is bound to hurt you. Too much faith in anything will suck you dry. In this way, all the world is a vampire.”
— Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
The emphasis there is mine; because that’s the bit that resonates with me most. I think it says more to me than anything else I’ve read since or before. If I didn’t fear tattoos so much, I’d probably have ‘when you have too much faith in something, it is bound to hurt you. Too much faith in anything will suck you dry. In this way, all the world is a vampire’ as a tattoo somewhere on my body. Though it’s a bit long, really.
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
You really must stop asking me to name my favourite things! It’s hard!
Ok, well, I’m going to have to stick Lost Souls on there now, really, aren’t I? (Not that it’s a chore, because it really is one of my All Time Favourite books!) So:
- Lost Souls - Poppy Z. Brite
- Out - Natsuo Kirino
- The Art of Murder -
I hope that gives a nice insight to me and my books :D