Welcome to the third edition of Friday Facts!
This week's topic is... BOOKS!
Alright, well, our favorites. The best of the best - and we've read a lot of books. Statistically. Everyone here doesn't count...
First off though, last week we asked for some questions, because we were not feeling that creative. So thank you to everyone who asked and FEEL FREE TO ASK MORE. We like it. You ask questions now, we'll answer in next week's post, and you can get extra entries in our upcoming contest! We swear, the contest will come. Hopefully...
Let's start with those questions.
1. (From Kate) Since you have started your blog, have you or Lauren ever thought about having splitting up and each having your own blog?
Lauren: I would fail. Alex runs this show. BUT, I have been helping out a lot more lately. She doesn't pester me 24/7 anymore :) But no, we work well.
Alex: It came to mind to ditch Lauren... but no, I'd never actually do it. It's more like when I'm awkwardly talking in third person that I get annoyed with having Lauren also on the blog. :P But she is helpful now, so no. I like having her a lot. (insert sweet sappy music and AWWWs now.)
2. (From ReaderGirl) How many books do you guys read a week?
Lauren: Well, if you are super duper interested, you can check out our right-hand sidebar where we list all the book's we've read this year. Technically, in order to read 100 a year, you have to read a book every 3-4 days. So 2-3 a week. Alex has read over 100, so go her. This summer, I managed to catch up and have read about 40, so about 1 book every 2 days. It depends on how bored I am. I read My Soul to Take today because I had nothing to do.
Alex: Urrrr. I guess it depends. I read a lot more during the school year than this summer, oddly enough. Per week, during the school year, it could be 4-5 books. Now it's more like 2-3. I know, weird right? But if you divided the number of books I've read (116) by the weeks so far of 2009 (approx. 38 or so I think) it equals around 3. So the answer is 3 books per week. On average. Yes, that is math. Getting prepared for school! :D Oh joy... (If you're thinking I'm a nerd, you are currrect. At work today I calculated which size of fudge would be cheapest.)
3. (From Marisa) Do you prefer reading about faeries, zombies, werewolves, witches or vampires?
Lauren: Alright. Well I'd have to say my least favorites are witches and zombies. I was a huge Twilight fan before the craze happened - Alex and I were hooked right after Twilight first came out - and I loooooooved my Jacob. But at this point, I'm going to say faeries. There are a lot of faerie stories but they just aren't as tiresome as the vampires have become.
Alex: Honestly, I would go with faeries, but recently I get annoyed with them. I still like them though. I guess I like them all. While I like reading about zombies, they're not my favourites because I find them creepy. Not all that time, but I imagine zombies as really scary. Witches are fun. I like all the different takes on vampires. Werewolves are okay- I did like Jacob before, I'll admit. Now I think more of the HP werewolf and get a little scared. So at my top are probably faeries and vampires.
4, 5 & 6. (From Celi.a) Have you ever been under the influence of anesthesia? If you had to own a natural-colored cow, what color would yours be? When you read the word 'test,' what immediately comes to mind?
Lauren: No. Black & white spots. Tube.
Alex: Ur, I don't think so? My cow would be all black. Is that possible? Test = school = death. D: Not looking forward to school. I hate tests. I suck at them.
SO A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL ... FOUR OF YOU! BROWNIE POINTS! and I think Alex mentioned contest points too... Don't worry. We won't forget. Or at least Alex won't.
Now on to the factualness!!
1. TOP 5 BOOKS
1. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
2. HARRY POTTER!!
3. The Host - Stephanie Meyer
4. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
5. A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray
1. Harry Potter series
2. The Mortal Instruments trilogy - Cassandra Clare
3. Dairy Queen - Catherine Gilbert Murdock
4. Elsewhere - Gabrielle Zevin
5. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
2. TOP 5 AUTHORS
1. Libba Bray
2. Tamora Pierce
3. J.K. Rowling
4. Marcus Zusak
5. E. Lockhart
1. Tamora Pierce
2. John Green
3. Sarah Dessen
4. Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Scott Westerfeld
3. TOP 5 FEMALE CHARACTERS
1. Gemma Doyle. Hands Down. (A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray)
2. Ruby Oliver (The Boyfriend List - E. Lockhart)
3. Frankie Landau-Banks (The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks - E. Lockhart)
4. Liesel (The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak)
5. *has been traded for an extra boy because I don't care*
1. D.J. Swenk in Dairy Queen
2. Parker in Cracked Up To Be
3. Audrey in Audrey, Wait!
4. Terra in North of Beautiful
5. Willow in Willow
4. TOP 5 MALE CHARACTERS
1. Kartik (A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray)
2. Kreacher (Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling)
3. Wes (The Truth About Forever - Sarah Dessen)
4. Dexter (This Lullabye - Sarah Dessen)
5. Jesse (The Mediator - Meg Cabot)
6. (shhh don't tell Alex) Ariel (Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev)
1. Jace in The Mortal Instruments trilogy (Lauren agrees)
2. Wes in The Truth About Forever
3. T.C. in My Most Excellent Year
4. Nick in The Demon’s Lexicon
5. Kartik in The Gemma Doyle Trilogy
5. TOP 5 COVERS
1. Fire - Kristin Cashore (here)
2. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr (here)
3. Dramarama - E. Lockhart (here)
4. The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak (here) *this is not the cover I have, but I love it)
5. City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (here)
1. Hush Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick (here)
2. Wondrous Strange - Leslie Livingston (here)
3. Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev (here)
4. The Luxe - Anna Godbersen (here)
5. 13 Reasons Why - Jay Asher (here)
6. And if we go into UK covers, Fire and Graceling by Kristin Cashore because those covers are absolutely stunning!
6. TOP 5 PAIRINGS
1. Wanderer/Ian (The Host - Stephenie Meyer)
2. Jesse/ Suze (The Mediator- Meg Cabot)
3. Dexter/Remy (This Lullabye - Sarah Dessen)
4. Katniss/Peeta (The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins)
5. Kate/Will (Perfect You - Elizabeth Scott)
1. Katsa/Po in Graceling
2. Gemma/ Kartik inThe Gemma Doyle trilogy
3. Katniss/ Peeta in The Hunger Games
4. Terra/ Jacob in North of Beautiful
5. Kate/ Will in Perfect You
Alex: You'll notice a lot of our lists don't really match up. But we really do have similar interests. Just different preferences. :D And plus, isn't there a saying that goes "friends are made by similarites but it's our differences that keep us together"? Obviously put more eloquently than that.
Hope you enjoyed this weeks edition of Friday Facts!
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