Hello, everyone! Today I thought I`d do something different, so I googled a bunch of book tags and the one that appealed to me the most was the Ruler of Books tag.Created on Youtube by Ariel Bisset, this tag is everything you could hope for and more. Because let's be honest, what bookworm does not love the idea of ruling a kingdom? One where you get to decide what books are in and what books are out.
1. What book would you make everyone read?
The easiest question I had to answer: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It`s my favourite book, I have read it multiple times, and I think it`s a book that stays with you. What made this book so unique for me was the fact that it dealt with racism, prejudice and hypocrisy, all seen through the eyes of a child. Atticus Finch is one of the most memorable characters in literature and one of the few fictional characters I consider real role models.
2. What would you abolish in book construction?
I don`t know if I would remove anything, but I would make floppier paperbacks. Some are extremely rigid, and after I finish reading the book, I notice cracks in the spine.
3. What author would you commission to write you any book?
Haruki Murakami. It`s no secret that he is my favourite author, the man can do no wrong. I love all of his books and storylines, but I would enjoy if, for once, the story was from a female`s POV.
Or I might get George R.R. Martin, to finally write the ending for A Song of Ice and Fire.
4. What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
If you share my love for the masterpiece that is To Kill a Mockingbird, then you must hate Go Set a Watchman. This is the original manuscript and not the sequel like many thought, but it should have never been published. There, I said it! Not only they changed the ending to Tom Robinson`s story, but they made Atticus a racist, a supporter of segregation The very man that represented an ideal, who stood against prejudice and supported the outcasts.
5. What artist would you commision to make a mural?
Huge D`Andrade, who made the illustrations for this gorgeous edition of Alice`s Adventures in Wonderland.
6. What charactes face would you put on a coin?
The one and only Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. She is smart, just and loyal, traits I would love the people in my kingdom to have.
7. What book would you award the "Ruler of Books" 2016 Prize to?
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I was a bit late to the party, but it`s been a while since I loved a book as much as I loved this one. The characters were amazing, the writing style was simple, but poetic and it`s full of memorable quotes. You can check out my review here.