Book Lovers – Question 7 (last)

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A close friend recommends a book to you, but when you start reading it you discover it is badly written, with poor language and two-dimensional characters.

What do you do?

a) – Toss the book aside and get on with your life.
b) – Force yourself to read the book through to the end – there must be something good in it or your friend wouldn’t have recommended it.
c) – Wonder if there is some quality about the book that you are just too dull to appreciate.
d) – Begin to doubt your friend’s intelligence and the whole basis of your friendship.

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Book Lovers – Question 6

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Your favourite novel has been turned into a film. Compromises have been made.

What do you do?

a) – Enjoy the film anyway, as a film.
b) – Say nothing, but leave the cinema disappointed.
c) – Say (perhaps through gritted teeth): “I respect the director had to change the story to make it work better on film.” Leave a “But-” hanging in the air.
d) – Rant to your friends and work colleagues about how the director has ruined the book. Ennumerate in detail in which specific ways the film fails to follow the book.
e) – Go on-line and troll the director’s Twitter/FaceBook/Google+/Instagram/Pinterest account.

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Book Lovers – Question 5

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Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight, Fifty Shades

What’s your reaction?

a) – “It’s fantastic how these series have caught young people’s attention and introduced them to the delights of reading.”
b) – “I don’t call these books literature. I call them derivative, poorly written, commercial dross!”
c) – “I loved reading Harry Potter / Catniss Everdeen is a role model for me / Edward Cullen is super hot / If there is one fictional character I’d like to be it’s Anastasia Steele/Christian Grey.”
d) – “What? Are they books? I thought they were films!”
e) – “But you didn’t mention my favourite series which is…”

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Book Lovers – Question 4

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You are watching a film and a scene comes up in which books are burned, torn, drowned or thrown.

What do you do?

a) – Not react at all.
b) – Wince and shudder.
c) – Cry out aloud in horror.
d) – Get up and leave the room.

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Book Lovers – Question 3

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You get on public transport and see someone reading a book.

How do you react?

a) – You stare at them in amazement. Does anyone read books on public transport any more?
b) – You ignore them (and perhaps get out your own book).
c) – You try to look over their shoulder or squint at the book’s cover to see what it is.
d) – You interrupt them and strike up a conversation about the book.
e) – You hurriedly get off again, thinking “I must be losing it – I never take public transport!”

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Book Lovers – Question 2

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You give away books you have enjoyed reading.

How do you react?

a) – Think, “I’m so glad they have found a new home and someone who will read them.”
b) – Wake in the night crying, “No! What have I done!”
c) – Not give them a second thought.
d) – Immediately place an order on-line to replace them.
e) – Go back to the charity shop where you left them and try to buy them back.

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Book Lovers – Question 1

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Which of these comes closest to describing your relationship with books?

You sit in your sofa and look at your shelves and think…

a) – So many books, they are like old friends.
b) – So many books, and so many I’ve not yet read!
c) – So many books! So much dust!
d) – Books do furnish a room – I need more… and more shelves.
e) – Now all my books are on my e-reader I have much more space for my collection of porcelain plates with pictures of kittens.

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