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September 20, 2010

If You Ask Me...:Cassidy from Tuxedo Park, NY, Katie from Cleveland, OH, and Danielle from Spanaway, WA.

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IfYouAskMe.jpgFor today's round of If You Ask Me, meet Cassidy from Tuxedo Park, NY, Katie from Cleveland, OH, and Danielle from Spanaway, WA.

 

 
 
 
 
If you could trade places with any character from a book for a day, who would you be and why?

CASSIDY: I would trade places with Massie from the Clique so I could sit in her awesome room, trying out her awesome clothes :)

KATIE: Definitely Bella Swan in Twilight. I think every teenage girl wants to be as loved and worshipped as Bella is by Edward.

DANIELLE: I would like to be Alaska from Looking for Alaska because I really enjoyed her presence in that novel.

What is the last book you read? Would you suggest it to a friend? Why or why not?

CASSIDY: I read Heartless last, and I DID suggest it to a friend- it was amazing! So mysterious and scandalous :)

KATIE: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It was such a life-changing book. It''s about girls living in Afghanistan and how they are forced into marriage during their pre-teen years. Many of them are beaten on a day-to-day basis. It makes you realize how lucky you are to live in this country. I would definitely recommend this book!

DANIELLE: The last book I read was Hunted by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast. I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend because most of my friends wouldn’t touch that series with someone else’s hands.

Name three characters from a book that you'd like to invite to your birthday party.

CASSIDY: Spencer from Pretty Little Liars, Charlotte from Poseur, and Anna from The A-List

KATIE
: Anna from My Sister’s Keeper Suzy from The Lovely Bones Bella from Twilight

DANIELLE
: Mark Renton (Trainspotting), Brandy Alexander (Invisible Monsters), & Lucy Westenra (Dracula).

Do you have a favorite quote from a book? If so, what is it?

CASSIDY: Ummm...nope!

KATIE
: There are too many to name from Twilight!

DANIELLE
: "Choose life." - Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Tell us about your top three favorite books of all time.

CASSIDY: I CAN'T POSSIBLY CHOOSE!

KATIE:
1. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks. I absolutely love it! It’s my favorite by him!
2. The Pact by Jodi Picoult. One of my favorite authors. This is about a teenage boy accused of killing his girlfriend. But his story is that they made a pact that they both were going to commit suicide.
3. The Angels Trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel. Pretty easy read; I’ve read it so many times! It’s about a girl who’s admitted into the hospital and she meets an Amish family. She befriends the daughters and falls in love with the son. It’s really neat to learn about the Amish culture!

DANIELLE:
1. Trainspotting: This book by Irvine Welsh has changed my life and so many quotes from it have become mottos for me.
2. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: I love the poetry that Stevenson uses in this story. I own multiple copies of it and I’ve read each one so many times!
3. A Scanner Darkly: This novel is mind-blowing and one of Philip K. Dick's best.

If you had the opportunity to meet any author (dead or alive), who would you choose to meet, and what three questions would you ask him/her?


CASSIDY: :/ I don’t really know

KATIE:
I would like to meet Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns". I would ask him: 1. Did you ever personally experience the things that occurred in any of your novels? 2. What was your main goal in putting these Afghanistan novels out there? 3. Was it hard for you to write this book?

DANIELLE
:
Jane Austen
1. Why did you choose to go against the gender roles of your time?
2. Would you like to read the modern retellings and sequels that have been written to your works?
3. Do you think that the endings you wrote were happy?

What movies have you seen that were based on books? Did you like the book or film version better? Why?

CASSIDY: I liked the Clique movie better than the books, because my friend was in it!

KATIE: I’ve seen the Twilight movies and although the movies are good, I prefer the books. The Time Traveler’s Wife--Book was amazing but I hated the movie! Memoirs of a Geisha--Again, good book but I didn’t like the movie. The Notebook--This one I actually preferred the movie! The book was just okay.

DANIELLE: I can’t tell you how many I’ve seen because I go see almost ALL of them. The book is always better because I can see more in my mind's eye than can be done with modern film technology.

Tell us about your favorite book series.


CASSIDY: I loooooove Pretty Little Liars, it’s pretty intense. I love them :)

KATIE: I like the Gossip Girl books. There is way too much drama but it keeps you wanting to know more!

DANIELLE: My favourite book series is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It’s so science-fiction and so much fun to read. Along with Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, I recommend this to everyone.