Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you Caitlinsternwrites for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog award. This seems like a nice simple one–answer random “either/or” questions, nominate a couple of people, ask a few questions of your own and there you go!  Nice and easy people.  Here goes :

  1. Which would you prefer – to never be able to leave your home city, or to never be able to go back to it?  Ah, that’s tough, it’s hard to not be able to go back to your home city but I think it would be harder to never leave it.  It’s natural to leave and travel really.  Yeah, I would prefer to never be able to got back to home than never leave.  That sounds really harsh now I’ve said it!
  2. Would you rather never re-read a book, or only read the ones you have read? (Assume someone could present you with a list of all the books you’ve read over your lifetime.)  I’ve reread lots of books – even recently, however, if it was a choice of never reading another new book I’m afraid there would be no more rereadings!
  3. Would you rather have a dragon, or be a dragon? I would rather have a dragon – that way you have you – and the dragon!    Okay, it would be ace to fly and breathe fire – but it would be kind of cool to have a dragon – you could ride anyway, which is flying at the end of the day – and, YOU”D HAVE A DRAGON.
  4. Which would you choose–to live permanently in a fictional world, or visit as many as you liked but you couldn’t stay more than a few hours? If you’d do the former, which book/series?  I think I would have to go for living in a permanent fictional world rather than just stay a few hours.  You can’t even see a full City in a few hours after all.  I’d just choose a fictional world that was huge – maybe middle earth?  Or the Foundation series which isn’t restricted to one planet??
  5. What book that you’ve read recently would you recommend to everyone? I recently read The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence – which is excellent and I would highly recommend.  Of course, you would need to read Prince of Fools first – but that would not be a problem as both books are excellent.

My Questions:

  1. Okay, if you had to choose would you sooner travel in a tardis or the Star Ship Enterprise and why.
  2. If you had to choose someone to rescue you from the jaws of certain death would it be a superhero or a supernatural creature of some description.
  3. Hot or cold – would you like to sit in the sun relaxing, or do you prefer something a bit more chilled or challenging?
  4. Cats or dogs (or other) (or neither)-  do you have a favourite cat, dog or other animal that you would love to accompany you? Or not?
  5. Earth or not? If you could choose anywhere in the world or universe to live where would it be?
  6. If you had to choose between book or e-book, no going back – which would it be??

I hope you can both take part but don’t worry if not – I know you have very busy lives and this is just for fun. 😀 😀


21 Responses to “Real Neat Blog Award”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I would love to visit Middle-Earth, and if I had to live their permanently I think I could happily settle down with the hobbits 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Aww, the Shire, what a lovely place to live – of course you’d have to have your own little house built otherwise you’d be constantly banging your head on ceilings, door frames and light fixtures.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        I don’t know I am only 5ft tall… 🙂

      • lynnsbooks

        Haha – I’m only 5’2! Even so, we’d probably be considered statuesque in the Shire.
        Lynn 😀

  2. nrlymrtl

    If I had to choose a book world to live in… well, Star Trek and Star Wars have both been made into whole libraries of books…. and there’s so man worlds in each universe to explore.

    • lynnsbooks

      That’s what I was thinking – a book world with great scope!
      Lynn 😀

  3. Caitlin Stern

    Reblogged this on caitlinsternwrites and commented:
    Yay! Lynn answered my Real Neat Blog award questions. Check them out!

  4. Caitlin Stern

    Never re-reading versus no new books is a hard question. I’m glad no one can make us do that in real life!

    I have to check out the Lawrence series. I have seen it around a bit, which is always a good sign.

    • lynnsbooks

      It is a tough question and I’m very pleased that no one can make us do that!
      Mark Lawrence has two series – The Broken Empire and the Red Queen’s War. They’re both set in the same world but they’re independent series with different styles. The Broken Empire is a great and unique series with a very dark feel. The Red Queen’s war as a much more sweeping epic feel and an old school style. You could definitely read the Red Queen first and go back to the other, no reason to read in order. There are a few references to Jorg in the Red Queen books but it’s nothing that would affect a reader who hadn’t read the other series.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Genki Jason

    Having to choose between only reading new books or re-reading books you have already read is tougher to decide between than it seems. I feel like I can re-read Haruki Murakami’s works all the time. Ultimately, I’d like new ideas and stories including from Murakami.

    • lynnsbooks

      It’s a really tough questions to be honest, but faced with the opportunity, for example, to only be able to read the Rothfuss, Lynch, Lawrence, etc, books that are already out and that I’ve already read, and being faced with a decision to never read any new books – well, for me the new books would have to win in that case.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Wendleberry

    With the fictional world question… it doesn’t say you can’t re-visit worlds, so though you can only stay a few hours, you could go back later and explore more! 😉

    Eeeeeveryone is talking about The Red Queen’s War series. Is it better than the Broken Empire? I really need to read Emperor so i can get to Fools…

    • lynnsbooks

      Ohh, that’s very slippery of you to come up with a loophole! hahah.
      The Red Queen’s War is an excellent series – I don’t know whether it’s better than the Broken Empire – it’s written in a different style. The Broken Empire, for me, was such a unique series, definitely very, very dark. I love it of course and Jorg was such a shock and so unpredictable. I think perhaps the Red Queen’s War gets back a little bit to an old school fantasy, it’s got great scope and it’s a fascinating story. I think some people may find it less dark and so it might appeal more in that respect. I actually really like both styles.
      Lynn 😀

      • Wendleberry

        Has Red Queen got the same wry, casual, clever humor/writing sytle as Broken Empire? Because that was what i loved the most, i think. The lines that were so easily slid in that made me smile and laugh, but that could easily be missed. I hope that wasn’t just a Jorg-ism, and is part of Lawrence’s general writing style?

      • lynnsbooks

        Yes, the writing is excellent, in fact The Liar’s Key is just amazing. There’s still loads of humour and plenty of quotable/memorable lines. Definitely part of Lawrence’s writing style.
        Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ahh great questions! Honestly, I’ll have to think about them. Hopefully I’ll have some time to write something up 🙂 All I know is, first question is definitely the Enterprise. Because STAR TREK. That is all 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah – and think of all the places you could go! Space, the final frontier!!!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Excellent! 🙂 I am going to have to get to thinking on these questions, hopefully I can get a post this weekend. And never reread or only reread is so hard!! I’m glad you got to answer that one, even thought I think my answer would be the same as yours.

    • lynnsbooks

      I suppose the never reread questions depends on what age it started!! Think I’ve found a loophole there. If you pick a really old age you’ll be sorted!!
      Looking forward to your Q&A.
      Lynn 😀

  9. Danya @ Fine Print

    This is a really fun assortment of questions – both the ones you’ve answered and the ones you’ve posed! I’m intrigued to see what Lisa and Mogsy have to say in answer. 🙂 Whenever I think of you from now on Lynn, I’ll think of you yelling “YOU’D HAVE A DRAGON!!!” Hehehe 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      Who wouldn’t want a dragon – well, I suppose it would have to be friendly, but.. really!
      Lynn 😀

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