Today I watched a Youtube video by inmimisbowl in which she answers 10 questions about books. In order to entertain myself for a little while (during this lockdown) I thought I’d answer the same questions.
Before we get into the questions and answers I want to remind all of you that you can now get my poetry collection “Learning to Look Up” on Amazon. It’s available as a paperback or ebook, so whatever you prefer. If you get my book let me know on Instagram. I’d love to hear what you think.
Follow this link to go to your country’s Amazon: https://linktr.ee/isabellekooreman
So let’s start with the questions:
- What are you reading right now?
At the moment I am reading Mythos by Stephen Fry and Shades of Lovers by Catarine Hancock.
Mythos is incredibly popular, but for anyone that doesn’t know: it’s a book in which Stephen Fry re-tells the classic greek myths. It’s incredibly interesting and informative while also being highly entertaining. Stephen Fry is a great writer.
Shades of Lovers is a poetry book that’s all about different stages and versions of love and relationships. Very beautiful and quite big for a poetry book.
- What’s the last book you’ve finished?
The last book I finished is The Sun Will Rise and So Will We by Jennae Cecelia.
Jennae is one of my favorite poets. She wrote this book after receiving topics from people who followed her on Instagram. It’s a short ebook that brings a little light to these strange corona quarantine times.
- Favorite fiction?
Naming favorites is near-impossible for me but I’ll name 3:
It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
A boy who’s depressed checks himself into the mental ward of a hospital. I won’t tell you any more other than this is one of only two books that has ever made me cry. It’s beautiful.
The Alchemist – Paolo Coelho
A fiction book that teaches important spiritual lessons. Short but sweet. A classic.
On the Other Side – Carrie Hope Fletcher
The writing of this book is a bit rough but I simply love the concept of personal heavens after death.
- Favorite non-fiction?
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
Beautiful, helpful and a little strange. The book of Taoism is a little work of art with important life-lessons.
Poetry (is also non-fiction and since I adore it I think it should be included in this questionnaire):
Fierce Fairytales – Nikita Gill
Nikita Gill re-writes classic stories and makes you feel powerful and strong. It’s not my only favorite but I think it is one of the best current poetry books out there that everyone who’s into poetry should read.
- How many books do you own?
That’s only counting the ones in my apartment and excluding copies of my own book. I know I have about 30 more books at my parents’ but I’m not sure of hte exact number.
- What your most recent book purchase?
I am More than My Nightmares – Jennae Cecelia
She Was The Storm – Cherie Avritt
Shades of Lovers – Catarine Hancock
- What’s the biggest book you’ve read?
Ana Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
- What’s the smallest book you’ve read?
Howl – Alan Ginsberg (57 pages)
- What book are you excited to read next?
I don’t have it yet, but I really want to read Helium by Rudy Fransisco.
He’s one of my favorite spoken-word poets and I’ve been wanting to get his book for months.
- A book you have but will probably never read?
The Feminine Mystique – Betty Friedan
It’s a classic but I don’t think I can force myself to read it.
I hope this inspired you to read a little while we’re locked indoors.
p.s. Mimi’s original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTuTLKKYFeQ