Question #1: The Opening Ceremony: What book did you think had an incredible opening? I’ll Give You the Sun
Question #2: The Games: What is your favorite fictional competition? The photography competition in Hold Still.
Question #3: The Original: The modern games are based on the original Greek competition. What is your favorite book based on a classic?This took quite a bit of research, but, His Dark Materials by Pullman is apparently based on Paradise Lost, which is one of my favorite classics! I haven’t read it yet, but I know I’ll love First and Then because it’s based on Pride and Prejudice.
Question #4: The Eternal Flame: What is one ‘ship that you won’t let die, even after the books made it clear it was never going to happen? Draco and Harry in the Potter books. Draco and Hermione. Ben and Radar in Paper Towns. Frodo and Sam in Lord of the Rings (shush you).
I keep wondering what would happen to Mary in Pride and Prejudice and Kitty.
Question #5: Gymnastics: What’s a book that had so many twists and turns it left your head spinning? (in a good way)
The White Cat trilogy by Holly Black. If you have an interest in wild cards, check it out.
Question # 6: The Controversial Judge: What’s a book that you have a totally different opinion about than most other people?
Unlike many people, I actually am quite fond of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. I remember being engrossed in it and feeling relieved to find a kindred spirit in the poet. Same goes to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendental texts. I found romantic ideology to be quite inspiring. It has definitely shaped my life as an adult.
Question #7: Beach Volleyball: What is your favorite fictional duo?
Simon and Clary in The Mortal Instruments. They’re wonderful friends and I adore their connection.
Question #8: Weightlifting: What is the most massive book on your shelf?
Either a Mortal Instruments or Dark Artifices or a Harry Potter book, for sure. I gave away all my theory books and textbooks (thank goodness).
Question #9: (Tell us your favorite Olympic Sport): What is a book that you just tore through with world record speed?
Vampire Academy series!
Question #10: Synchronized Swimming: What is a book series that you kept reading, even though you didn’t have any idea why?
Maze Runner, The Selection.
Question #11: The Tortured Fan: What fictional family, group, nation, organization do you irrationally root for no matter how many times they break your heart?
The Malfoy (Harry Potter) and Duchannes (Beautiful Creatures) family.
Question #12: Closing Ceremony: What book had an ending that just blew your mind?
Question #13: Relay Race: Who do you tag?
Anyone who’d like to be tagged!