I kind of wanted to split up my posts with a little book tag. I have been seeing this tag all over booktube and it sounds like so much fun. The tag was created by Ariel Bissette. You can click on the link, and check out that video if you want to before you continue on reading my answers for the book tag.
If you were the Ruler of Books…
1/ What book would you make everyone read?
I spent some time thinking about this and decided that the world could use some feel good books, especially feel good books with some compassion. I was not able to narrow it down to one book but three. I would love the world to read Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Out of my Mind by Shannon M. Draper and Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Each book focuses on a child who is a little different from the rest and how affecting and expanding their world can affect and expand others.
2/ What would you abolish in book construction?
It might not be abolished, but I would like the ability to get dusk jackets of a book. I know that some readers out there in the community cannot stand having different book covers for a series, especially if it is midway of a series. They would like some form of commitment and the covers to all look uniform. (It does make a difference when you are organizing your shelf). I am saying that we should have the ability to buy new dusk jackets and decide which cover we want, even if it is an ebook.
3/ What author would you commission to write you any book?
I am also not sure which author I would choose to commission to write a book. However, after much thought, I believe I would love to read another Cherie Priest book. I truly enjoyed her writing in I Am Princess X, and wish to read more of her works.
4/ What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
I have several books that I would demote to the library basement to make room for new books. Let’s face it, why waste all that perfectly good space? To name a few I would love to demote Geek Charming by Robin Palmer and Perfectly Dateless by Kristin Billerbeck. Geek Charming was not at all charming. I was not even able to finish the book. I found our main character to conceited and annoying. For Perfectly Dateless it was the lack of self-determination. I loved who our character was at the beginning of the book. She was determined to be a scientist while her parents wanted her to be a pastor’s wife. However, by the end of the book, she was starting to agree with her parents and thought that their life plan for her was the best option for her life. I was so upset at the end of the book that I decided to never finished the series.
5/ What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
I know that this person is an author, but he does do artwork for children’s book. I also imagine that he also design the cover of his books as well. The person that I am talking about is David Weisner. I love his artwork, especially in his book Tuesday. His artwork is both breath-taking and fun.
6/ What characters face would you put on a coin?
I know that this might be a cheap shot, but I don’t want any characters to be presented on a coin. To do so, I believe that we will not be representing everyone (whether it’s religion, ethnicity, or gender). I believe that it is best to put places, ideal (peace), or objects that are representative of everything. For example, lets put a spiderweb on a coin to represent the stories of Anansi and the people of West Africa.
7/ What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2016 Prize to?
First of all, I am going to be keeping the “Ruler of Book” award to books that I have read in 2016. In addition, I know that this will be a bit early. We are not done with 2016 and have several more months and books to complete before it is 2017. However, at this point in time, I believe that the winner of the “Ruler of Book 2016” goes to More Than This by Patrick Ness. I enjoyed this book thoroughly. It was one of my best reads duringng the Booktubeathon.