Don’t apologize, it’s not a lot ! (I consider it a lot starting at two digits. XD)
1. Favorite childhood book?
Already replied. Here! :D
20. What makes you love a book?
Mostly, that I enjoyed reading it and did not get bored halfway. I also like that it keeps me reading (to the point of staying late all night if needed) because I can’t put it down before knowing how it finishes. Maybe that’s why I love polars/thrillers so much, because the suspense keeps me reading.
39. Favorite fictional villain?
No one really comes to my mind now. Mostly because I’ve been reading polars/ mostly thrillers lately, but I can’t think of anyone… book-speaking. Villains that I really like mostly come from j-dramas/movies I think. If I have to pick a favorite, it would probably be Ninomae♥ from SPEC.
42. Name a book that you could/would not finish.
I was about to say that I don’t remember not finishing a book… until I remembered. Lettres Persanes (Persian Letters), by Montesquieu. It’s not even that I didn’t like it, but I’m pretty bad with classics I guess. I started it when I was in high school and never finished it (I finished high school 6 years ago btw). Maybe I will try to read it again one day though.
1. Favorite childhood book?
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I got it as a gift when I was a child (around the time when I was learning to read) and it’s the first book I ever remember reading (apart from the books used to learn to read). I feel like I’ve grown up with this book and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read it. It holds a special place in my heart. ♥
31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews?
I’ve only started (very) recently writing reviews of books, though I’ve been rating them since I’ve joined goodreads. Honestly, I don’t mind giving bad reviews (I don’t do that that often though so…), but I always mention the fact that it remains personal tastes. There are a couple of books that I hated reading but have lots of (very) good reviews, and books I enjoyed that have very bad ones as well. I think I’d feel a bit guilty if it’s a new book (and new author) that doesn’t have many reviews yet though, because there are more chances people would take my word on it.
34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin?
None. Well, I’ve been wanting to read classics I’ve never got the chance to, but it’s not that I’m nervous about them, more that they’re long and I don’t feel like reading them just now, because my to-read list is a never-ending one, and classics are behind polars. But if I had to mention one in particular, I’d say Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), by Victor Hugo.
44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel?
Well, film adaptations are always disappointing in one way or another. However, I did love the adaptation of The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak. In terms of adaptation, it wasn’t the best (there were quite a good number of changes, that I may disagree with) but I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the book. I also loved the Japanese movies プラチナデータ (Platina Data, by Higashino Keigo) and 陽だまりの彼女 (Hidamari no Kanojo, by Koshigaya Osamu), but both those books haven’t been translated yet in a language I can read, so I can’t tell if they’re good adaptations or not.
54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t?
Tigerlily’s Orchids and Portobello, by Ruth Rendell. (Both because it was a 2-in-1 book.) The description on it sounded like it was a thriller (and I think it was/is actually classified as thriller) and it seemed great. But it appeared to be not so much of a thriller and boring. Should have checked more carefully before buying/reading it…
55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading?
Hmm… I’m not actually sure of what this means. o_O (Reminder: English isn’t my native language.) So, if you could maybe explain to me what kind of answer this question expects?