The school subjects tag was created by Not So Modern Girl
I spotted this one during a visit to Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it looked like fun. So, here goes…
1. Maths – What’s a book that left your head spinning in circles?
The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan, in the best possible way. I’ve just finished reading this and I didn’t want it to end. It’s the final book in a trilogy and a really great conclusion. Definitely a series worth reading.
2. English – Which book do you think has beautiful written expression?
So mainly books have beautiful writing, so i’ll choose a few fairly recent reads…
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry.
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford.
3. Physics – Who is your favourite scientifically minded character from a book/film?
Carys from Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan is probably the most scientifically minded character I’ve read about recently as she tried to figure out ways to save herself and Max as they were adrift in space and running out of air.
4. Biology – Who is your favourite book/film/series character?
We could be here a while on this one. Okay, I’ll do my best to keep it short…
Evie O’Neill from The Diviners by Libba Bray.
Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series.
The Stark girls from A Song of Ice and Fire – I love Arya’s bravery and strength, and Sansa’s whole progression from innocent little girl who believes in songs and stories into a strong-minded young woman is great.
Claire from Outlander – I’ve only read the first book so far but I love her strength and the way she deals with the situation she ends up in.
Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I watched this for the first time recently and Newt instantly became a new favourite. What’s not to like about him and his case of fantastic creatures?
Daryl and Carol from The Walking Dead.
James Delaney from Taboo. I finished watching this recently. Delaney is terrifying at times, and pretty dark, but so so watchable.
5. Chemistry – Who is your favourite literary couple?
Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester. I love their story so much.
I also really like Margaret Hale and John Thornton from North and South. I love the way they clash so often and have so many misunderstandings before they finally get together.
And for something a little more recent I like Claire and Jamie from Outlander. They’re a great team and I’m looking forward to reading more of their adventures.
6. French – What is your favourite foreign book/film/programme?
Book – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
Film – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Programme – The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge are all pretty good.
7. Art – Have you ever judged a book by its cover, even if you weren’t meant to?!
So many times I’ve gone into the bookstore and wonderfully eye-catching covers, or the sight of a particular author’s name has drawn me over to a certain book, eager to read the blurb and find out more, so I’d say covers definitely influence my choices when I’m out and about and generally looking around at books, but judging the book by the cover, probably not altogether, unless it’s one of those books with a really vague synopsis, then you don’t have much else to go on, and the cover can go some way to either hooking your interest or not.
Some of the recent book covers that caught my attention and also featured a great story…
8. History – What was the last historical book you read?
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford features 18th century New York.
9. Drama – What’s a book that you think has a lot of over-dramatic hype?
Having seen all the publicity for Caraval for what seemed like AGES before the book came out I was SUPER hyped to get my hands on it. I literally couldn’t wait for the day. Inevitably I ended up a little bit too hyped. I enjoyed the book, but not as much as I was expecting to.
10. Geography – Which literary destination would you really like to visit? (They can be real or fictional!)
Oh dear, what a question! None of the places I’ve read about recently are places I’d be likely to survive for very long for various reasons – cell phone zombies, a mass forest taking over the world overnight, you know, the usual…
I can’t help but choose Westeros, especially Winterfell. Dorne sounds amazing but would probably be too hot, so it’s North for me.
I’d also like to go to the Scottish Highlands of Outlander.
So there’s my School Subjects Tag.
Not done this one and fancy trying it? Consider yourself tagged! Let me know how you get on…