Discussion: Extraordinary Things I'd Go Through for Books



1. I would give up the internet for a month for a signed first edition of this book-

Oh god, no internet?  I'd literally lose my job.  But I'd do it for Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings, because those are my childhood.  Although, I think I'd give up those two in a heartbeat for The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  A signed first edition?  I'd cry.  

2. I would give up pizza for a year if it meant I could sit next to this author on a long plane ride-

Sarah J. Maas.  Author of Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, and the newly published A Court of Thorns and Roses, if you don't know.  I've met her, and she's one of the loveliest, funniest people I've met.  I'd love to just have a long conversation with her.  She's like a lightbulb on ecstasy.  Tied would be Susan Dennard, author of Something Strange and Deadly and the new Truthwitch.  She's a little quieter than Sarah, but wonderfully, dryly funny.  

3. I would sit through a thousand hours of commercials if it would ensure that Hollywood made this book into a movie-

This is really difficult.  First, commercials are terrible and I'd watch the worst show, Jersey Shore or Grey's Anatomy, over most commercials.  Unless it's one of the few clever ones.  Second, this is a really cruel question, because there are so many answers.  My shortlist would contain Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, or Red Rising by Pierce Brown.  All of these are so cinematic and epic.  I can especially imagine the cool fight scenes in Red Rising.  

4. I would never read a new book again if it meant I could live inside this book-

I'm going to take Christina's lead and attempt not  to pick Harry Potter for every one.  Even though it'd obviously win.  So second choices would be any of Tamora Pierce's Tortall books, which include the Alanna books, the Immortals, Protector of the Small, and a handful of others.  Magic, strange creatures, hot sorcerers--yes please.   I'd give anything to be able to do magic.  

5. I would let my google search history be made public if it meant I could be best friends with this author-

Can I pick Sarah Maas and Sue Dennard again?  In the interest of being novel (har har), I'll go with Neil Gaiman or Chuck Palahniuk.  Both seem sort of dark and witty and dry, and if their books are any indication, they're fascinating people.  

6. I would donate everything I own to goodwill if it meant I could date this book character in real life-

Hm, okay.  I'm going to have to think very carefully.  It's probably a tie between Dorian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (because he's funny, bantery, and adorable), Henry from Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier (who is adorably chivalrous in the true, nonsexist way, smart, loyal, and clever), Finch from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (who is spontaneous, quirky, bantery, sweet, and heartbreakingly beautiful), and Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (who is a little obnoxious but also challenging, snarky, and brilliant).  The smart, snarky boys speak to me.  

Tags!  Your turn!  

I tag Micheline at Lunar Rainbows andAimee at Deadly Darlings! 

What do you guys think?  How would you respond?  


  1. Oh I love this tag! I want to do up my own version already! Thanks for tagging me, I might not get to it this week, but I WILL participate :D Yup, it'll be hard not picking Harry Potter and Sarah J Maas for every answer, but you did a really good job of it! I have a feeling I will fail miserably LOL I ADORED reading your answers here^^ xx

    1. I can't wait to see your answers! I'm excited to see how long you can resist HP and ToG madness. :P Glad you enjoyed it.