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The (Non Harry Potter) Epic Reads

The Writing Hufflepuff and Leanna at Short Story Long Blog nominated me for the Epic Reads tag (thanks for that by the way!) and I decided to do it as a challenge.
I haven’t yet read any questions. Not a single one (I did accidentally read a part of the first one, but no other) and I’m going to read them right now and answer them BUT, for no question can I answer anything Harry Potter related.
Because I just… well… Harry Potter is basically a cop-out.
So no Harry Potter.
(Unless the question is specifically about Harry Potter.)

Okay here I go:

1. If you could invite one author and one of their fictional characters to tea, who would you like to invite and what would you serve them?

It would be Meg Cabot and the fictional character would be Mia Thermopolis from Princess Diaries.
I have no idea what I’d serve them.

2. Which book do you wish the author would write a prequel for?

Yeah. Not the Marauders.
Of course not.
That’s not my answer.
Because of course I had to say that I wouldn’t say Harry Potter.
So no Harry Potter.
Not like I’m obsessed with the Marauder’s Era (like most of you).

3. Which two characters (NOT from the same book) do you think would make a good couple?

Alright so this is a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.
Not that I thought it’d be easy— but then, I didn’t think that I’d literally have to go through a list of all the books I’ve ever read looking for characters either!

This is what I came up with:
Andrea Sachs from Devil Wears Prada (by Lauren Weisberger) and Luke Brandon from the Shopaholic Series (by Sophie Kinsella).
I know they won’t make a really good couple, but I’d like to see the plot of Devil Wears Prada played out if Andy actually had a workaholic boyfriend who would be more supportive of her job and maybe even help her with a few tips or something.
(Also, it’d only help that Luke worked in PR right?)

4. If you ran into your favourite author on the subway and could only say one sentence to them who is it and what would it be?

To John Green I’d say, “Hello John, I hope you understand my dilemma where I can’t say more than a sentence, and, therefore I’m going to make it as long as possible by saying that you are one of my favourite people in the world (one of the others being your brother), your writing is an inspiration and your books can make me cry and laugh; and your vlogging has basically changed my life for the better (I’ve met so many Nerdfighters who are completely made-of-awesome) and I hope you continue to do so by writing many more books and vlogging about amazing things and encouraging Nerdfighteria to decrease worldsuck and, you finally made French The Llama a thing- I’m so proud of you, I knew you would, one day- and well, it’s a surprise I managed to say all this because I always thought I’d be tongue-tied when (if) I met you and yeah- I should probably shut up now and I will after I say one last thing (which is again something you made into a thing and that is-) Best Wishes!”

I owe this one to brackets and dashes and punctuations.
(It’s a little ill-formed grammatically, but it’ll have to do)

5. What book made you a reader and why?

Enid Blyton books.
I can’t choose a specific book written by her, it’s just all her books in general that got me into reading and then there was no going back.
So thank you, Enid Blyton! You’re the best!

6. Your bookshelf just caught fire. What is the one book you would save?

Oh my God! The horror!!!

All of them. I’d either save all of them or die trying.

7. Which dystopian world would you want to live in and why?

I haven’t read many dystopian novels to answer this question properly.
I’ll tell you which dystopian worlds I’d not want to live in: Panem.
Neither in the districts nor the Capitol (but especially not the districts).

8. What is your most Epic Read of all time?

I don’t know how people can even ask a reader this question!
The basic principle of reading loads of good books is that you’re not going to like one more than the other.

(That holds true for me, at the very least. The moment I choose one book, I think, the guilt of not choosing the others will kill me).

As I answered these questions, I felt like I knew them from somewhere.
My intuition was confirmed at Question 6 when I finally remembered that a few weeks ago, I had watched T. Michael Martin’s video where he answered these very questions. (I especially love his answer to the first question)
So yeah, I knew the questions beforehand but it doesn’t really count since I didn’t realize it until almost the very end.
And I did keep my promise (the more difficult one at that) about not answering with Harry Potter so that counts for something.

Now for my nominations:

The Introverted Schmuck
Anything and Everything
Sucheta The Scribbler
The Vocal Wallflower
Little Onion Writes

Anyone else who’d like to do this tag should feel free to do so.
Please leave a link to your post in the comments, so I can check it out! 🙂

Let’s get narcissistic!

Today’s BookBlogWriMo prompt is “Top 10 Posts”.

(… is how I originally started this post, but well I should mention now that I’m three days late- or is it more than that?)

Without further ado (because aah.. you never delay such things), these are mine:

(Ha! I find it ironic now that three days ago, I literally wrote “you never delay such things” and then went on to delay it by 3 days! Wow! Just wow!)

10. WHO THE EFF IS HANK!?!?!?!?!
The fact that this post is in the list makes me so happy!
It’s about a Nerdfighter inside joke and is one of the best representations of Nerdfighteria as a whole.
It was really fun to write, if nothing else.

9. Too Much Information- Read At Your Own Risk!

Aah! The TMI Tag! Now wasn’t that fun? I enjoyed answering those questions so much, we need more tags like these (or if there exist others, somebody please nominate me 😛 )

8. New city, but the same old

You know how every writer has this something that they hold close to their heart? Out of everything they’ve written, this one’s extra special (perhaps for no reason whatsoever).
This post is that for me.
It is actually a short story I wrote at 2 o clock in the night.
I enjoyed writing it so much, I even wrote a second part to it.
I don’t think anybody realized that it was actually the second part (and I didn’t expect anyone to) but I think it’s a nice continuation to this one.

7. I am having a hard time digesting the fact that John Green wrote TFiOS

This is the first post I ever wrote about John Green as a vlogbrother. I had just started watching Brotherhood 2.0 and it was an amazing time.
Aah nostalgia! 🙂

6. Tumblr Potterheads FTW!!!

God! I was new to this world of Tumblr and was blown away by it’s sheer awesomeness.
That still hasn’t changed. Everyday I see new things on Tumblr and I’m blown over every time.
Harry Potter is why I first fell in love with Tumblr (just like most things in my post Harry Potter life) and back then I mostly just read stuff on Tumblr by Potterheads.
Now I think Tumblr has it’s own fandom.
In fact I’ve been planning on doing an “Amazing posts on Tumblr” kinda spam but haven’t actually gotten around to it yet.

5. Carbon Potter and The Unsaturated Benzene Hydrocarbon

This one though!
It has such fond memories.

Anyway, I’ll just tell you what it is.

Actually! Even I don’t know- just read to find out.

4. LIEBSTER!!!!!!

I was on Cloud Nine the first time I was nominated for the Liebster award.
So excited that I ended up never writing a post. The second time I was nominated though, I decided that I had to post. And I did.
And loved writing it a lot. Nominating people and asking them questions was the best part!

3. All those little things

Alright, to be frank, this post is third not because of my superior writing skills but because of T Michael Martin (or, as Mike from How To Adult, as most of us know him).


This guy

He reblogged the Tumblr version of this post and, well, loads of Nerdfighters visited to see what all the hype was about and were thoroughly disappointed, I’m sure. (Because those are just the ramblings of a random girl who isn’t anyone special- except she is a Nerdfighter too).

2. About

People actually read this.

1. A poll for readers (not MY readers, book readers! :P)

Octothorpe 1! Wow!
(Yes. Octothorpe. Nerdfighters, do you get it?)

This is a few questions I asked readers around the world because I’m really effin’ tired explaining to non- readers that the things I do are completely acceptable in the social circles I move in.
I mean, if I ever wore a fandom T-shirt and a fan of that fandom didn’t approach me to discuss my T-Shirt ad infinitum I’d be severely disappointed in my fandom.

Thanks to everyone who answered the poll, now I’ll simply shove this blog post in non-readers’ faces the next they tell me not to approach a fellow fangirl (you can still vote, if you’d like to- more proof is always great!)

Everyone who’s not participating in BookBlogWriMo, tell me what your most popular posts are!
Or, you know, chuck the stats! Tell me which is your favourite post out of all the ones you’ve written?
Also leave a link.
I’d love to visit your blog and read it!

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