Hello! In case you were wondering, we’re Sarah & Faith and this is the second half of the Infinity Dreams Award which we have been nominated for by Jess at Mud and Stars (thank you!) many MANY moons ago. Here we go!
1.Which fictional character is most like you?
Faith: Like I said in the other award, I guess I’d connect with Leo and Percy’s humour the most.
Sarah: … … … Literally no one. Can you find me one sassy, impulsive, Arab Canadian in YA literature? Nah.
2. Which books have made you cry?
F: I’ve mentioned this before too but Black Beauty. I haven’t really cried for many books though. Internally I have. If you didn’t know, Salt to the Sea was pretty grief-inducing. (I mean, I do become an emotional wreck and I cry but I’m not physically bawling the Niagara Falls. But internally I am. Same difference.)
I should also mention, my book. My future presently unwritten book. If you assume that I’m going to say something along the lines of “I’d cry because of how horrible it would be”, then yes. You would be correct.
S: Speak. And we shall never converse about this speech ever again.
3. Has a book ever filled you with rage?
F: YES. But I don’t remember them or why anymore. Which might as well be for the better. Or else I’d scream.
S: THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY. I could probably classify them by genre or what exactly made me rage. Honestly, when I rage, it’s because the book filled me with so much hope and somehow ended up ruining it.
4. Who is your favourite fictional couple?
F: Now that I’ve finished A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Shwab, KELL AND LILA. Together, it’d be Kila and I have to say that it’s a pretty killer name! See, it fits better than Kell’s awesome coat on himself!
5. Has there been a book which has genuinely scared you?
F: When I was younger I used to be really scared of The Maze of Bones. (I wouldn’t sleep and I’d just stay up awake because I was scared. I was like, “They’re going underground where there are a bunch of SKELETONS AND STUFF!!”) Then, I got over it and I was like, seriously? The 39 Clues were kind of cool at first but it just got soooo annoying. There were SO MANY BOOKS that I just got kind of… ehhhhhhhh about it all. THERE WERE TOO MANY OF THOSE BOOKS. Now, I just stay away from any type of horror at all. I’m a weak soul, I’m sorry.
Honestly, I hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (as well as the rest of that series) were uber scary. Serial killers freak me out… but I can’t stop reading about them. Don’t read this book in the dark, or home alone. You will freak out.
6. Favourite fictional animal/fantastical creature?
F: I bet Festus would look pretty cool in real life. Bernie Kosar is also a cool chimerae. Oh, and Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. Baymax (Big Hero 6- love the movie by the way… there are Asians * whole world gasps *) is cute and all but I want something that can fly and spit blue incinerating balls of energy.
S: This… thingy/pet from the Hound of Rowan. I was so taken with it’s coolness that I even created fanfic and fanart to try to convey my love.
7. Favourite fantasy world?
F: Camp Half Blood, obviously. But I doubt it’s fantasy. It’s real, I assure you. You guys just haven’t been there yet.
NO WAIT. ON SECOND THOUGHT: DEFINITELY RED LONDON. Someone take me there. Where’s Antari Airlines? 😉
S: … … … I dunno. Camp Halfblood seems the funniest though. Hogwarts is too cliche…
8. Which book completely exceeded your expectations?
F: The Infinite Sea. After reading The 5th Wave, I was like “Ehhhh, I don’t know about this” because the first book was slowwwww and I just didn’t really like it. But I found myself enjoying the second book way more than I had anticipated. So that was good.
S: So many books. It’s why i keep my expectations super low, so that I don’t end up disappointed when I read the books. If you check our Goodreads High expectations shelf, you can find a lot of books that either surpassed or didn’t meet my expectations.
9. Are there any books you’ve disliked from an author you usually love?
F: OH YEAH. I THOUGHT I WOULD LOVE MAGNUS CHASE TO PIECES – but I was wrong. This is an absolute first for me, especially from Rick Riordan’s books. I was MENTALLY PREPARED to endlessly squeal about it like a mouse in a trap… except in a good way. Then I read it, and I just didn’t laugh as much as I usually do for his books and I didn’t connect to the characters as much either. Sooo that’s that.
S: Magnus Chase for sure. And The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman. That book was straight up a cash grab 😄
10. What’s your favourite book in a genre you don’t normally read?
F: Pure contemporary romance doesn’t usually pique my interest (though I do read it when I’m in the mood) but Eleanor & Park just worked. Albeit, now that I’m more exposed to all varieties of genres (except horror, I CAN’T HANDLE HORROR like I said before) I would like to think that I read more types. (I’m tempted to say something like “I DO read more TYPES because blogging is making me type more”… but then I realized that it just doesn’t really make much sense because it makes dollars. So, let’s just pretend I didn’t say anything.)
S: I read almost all genres : I like to switch things up. I think I read everything but dystopian: and I have yet to find a mind-blowing, amazing dystopian.
F: Faith and Sarah’s interaction the other day-
“Here, I brought you a book you might want to read,” said Faith as she handed Sarah a copy of Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Since they borrowed most of their collection of books from the library, they got into the habit of exchanging books they thought the other person might enjoy. It was just a convenient way to read more without having to wait for their books to arrive at the library.
“Thanks,” Sarah replied as she went back to her seat only to glance at the book jacket and summary. Then, a few fateful minutes later, she tossed the book back at Faith and said, “Sorry but nope, I don’t read historical fiction.”
“Heh okay, your loss.”
[Refer to review here. 😉 #ShamelessPromo?]
11. If you had another blog, what would you write about it instead of books?
F: I’d blog about random things like random places I’ve been to (like TRAVELLING), poetry/short stories, maybe some study tips and encouragement. Oh, and some dramas/shows I’ve watched. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t now, but for now books consume most of my blogging time. I probably will post some of these things in the future too!
S: Photography? (F: Trueee. I keep getting too lazy to post some on our “Photography” tab haha.) Writing, I’d talk about writing for sure. Maybe even a French blog! 😀 (F: Lol, our April Fool’s prank.)
- Do you dream in black & white or in colour?
- You have the choice: an infinite number of books (you don’t have to pay a cent) – but no where to put them or one book that contains an infinite amount of books, but you pay a dollar a week. Which one?
or one book that contains an infinite amount of books, but you pay a dollar a week
- Have you ever been aware of being featured in someone else’s dream? If so, were you satisfied with your casting or… was it strange?
- Infinite access to money or infinite access to books? If money, what would you do? Likewise if you choose books, what would you ask for?
- Tell us all about your strangest dream!
- Infinite time that stops while you read (but you still feel the effects as if it passing normally), or the ability to speed read, but under a limited amount of time?
- Have you ever dreamed that you were in the plot/setting of a book you recently read? Or have you ever interacted with book characters in your dream?
- Everything you touch immediately become animate Grinches… what do you do next?
- Describe your happiest dream in colours.
- Random Challenge: say “Toy Car” 10 times fast and write down what “word” you end up having at the very end.
- (Consciously) write up your own dream consisting of all your favourite things plus a mammoth wearing a onesie.
Tag, YOU’RE IT!
So, who are we going to
force tag to answer some of our questions? These lovely people whom we all really like! ^-^
Faith at Fangirl World
Lauren at Wonderless Reviews
Marie at Drizzle & Hurricane Books
Fadwa at Word Wonders
Jo at The Naughty Author
Kat at Life and Other Disasters
Cristina at My Tiny Obsessions
And like always, NEVER FEAR if you haven’t been nominated but would like to try a hand at answering these questions because you should just consider yourself nominated. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by – Drop us a comment if you have any burning thoughts and opinions or a mystery to solve!
~Sarah & Faith