Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Books and Reading Challenge

   We were nominated for the Books and Reading Challenge by Ellie, who owns the blog On The Other Side Of Reality. Thank you, Ellie! :)

   The rules are:

1) You must answer all of the questions.

2) You must post the above picture, as well as links to Noor's blog and the blog of the person who nominated you. (In our case, Ellie.)

3) You don't have to nominate other people, but it would be nice if you did!

   All right. Now, on to the questions! (Sylvia will be answering for all of us.)

1) What book would you might like to read in the future?
The Silmarillion, by J.R.R Tolkien. We've read parts, but never all the way through.

2) What is a book series that you would like to see as a movie?
The Fairchild Family series, by Rebecca Caudill. It's an adorable story about five children that would make a wonderful movie!

3) What is a book or author that you consider over-hyped?
Probably the Hunger Games. That's what Ellie said, too, but we'd have to agree with her... the story line is just so disturbing. Sorry for all the fans out there! :)

4) What is the best book series you will ever read?
Is this even a question? The Lord of the Rings!! (Oh, yes... Kirsten says not to forget the Chronicles of Narnia.) 

5) What is a book-to-movie adaptation that was really bad?
Eragon. Well, we haven't actually watched the movie, but we've heard terrible things about it from reliable sources. We'll probably never want to see it. ;)

6) What is a book that made you cry?
The Return of the King. We all get lumps in our throats when Frodo leaves us at the Grey Havens. :(

7) What is a book you are reading right now? Give it a quick rating.
Right now, we're reading Calico Captive, by Elizabeth George Speare. (She's the one who wrote The Witch of Blackbird Pond, just in case any of you are wondering.) It's an excellent work of historical fiction which takes place at the time of the French and Indian War. We would rate it 5 out of 5 stars!

8) What is a book series that you didn't like?
We can't think of any! :)

9) What is a book that you haven't read yet, but want to?
The rest of the Eragon series. Yes, that's more than one book, but you get the idea. ;)

10) What is a book that you loved while you were reading it, but now look back and wonder why you ever liked it?
Actually, all the books that we loved awhile ago, we still love!

   Whew. So that's all the questions. You're supposed to switch out the tenth one with a new one for the people you nominate, so here is ours: If you could choose any book to have a sequel, what book would it be?
   And here are the people we nominate:

Well, that's all for today! Have a splendid Thursday. :)



  1. I agree that the Hunger Games is over-hyped. I've read it and it is really good, but it has way too much media on it. The story line goes deeper, but maybe it's just how much I read into things. I think of it as showing how too much government has consequences and the sanctity of life and stuff like that...

    I love Elizabeth George Speare. :)

  2. Wow! I'm glad you got nominated for this- it was fun to read and learn a little more about you. :)

    ~Julia Grace Phillips

  3. I definitely cried in the Return of The King. I SO didn't expect that ending. :(

    the Silmarillion is NOT an easy read; it took me several weeks to get through. that being said, it's an awesome book, and while it's less of a "story", it gives you a much better idea as to the background of the Hobbit and the LoTR series. I loved it. :)

    1. Glad you liked the Silmarillion! We can't wait to read it :)