QA at The Poptimist - Answers Part 2 | Summary and Q&A

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January 25, 2017
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QA at The Poptimist - Answers Part 2

TL;DR

Booktuber answers fan questions about favorite novels, genres, and authors, revealing a variety of preferences and insights into her reading habits.

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Key Insights

  • 🫠 Reading preferences vary based on mood and interests, ranging from thought-provoking reads to plot-driven novels.
  • 💦 Korean literature, especially works in translation, offers compelling stories, such as J.M. Lee's "The Investigation."
  • 🫠 Comics serve as comfort reads, providing a break from heavier or more literary genres.
  • ⚾ Personal reading habits involve choosing books based on mood, length, and genre diversity.
  • 📖 The Booktuber is open to rereading books when she feels ready for them, acknowledging that personal preferences and moods can impact one's reading experience.
  • 🫠 Empathy, enjoyment, and the ability to put complex emotions into words are reasons why reading is important to the Booktuber.
  • 🫠 Changes in reading interests over time include reading more non-fiction and exploring different genres outside the Western canon.
  • 😑 The Booktuber expresses a desire for literature to be more accessible and less intimidating, with a greater focus on cultural conversation.
  • 📔 The issue of Amazon's impact on the book industry and ethical book buying is complex and warrants further exploration.

Transcript

Ok so I’m back to answer the remaining book related questions that you’ve all submitted to me. There’s still a ton to get through so let’s get started. Dan at Danmartinlikesyou, Robin Wagganer, The Restricted Section and Heike Schmidt all want to know: What is my favorite novel, the one that had the biggest impact and the one I’d pick if I had to r... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: What was the worst book you ever read?

The last book that didn't meet expectations for the Booktuber was "The King in Yellow" by Robert Chambers. It felt unfulfilling and failed to address or answer questions raised.

Q: If your favorite book were turned into a movie, would you prefer it to stay as a book or be adapted, and who would you choose as director?

The Booktuber believes "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace would require an entire TV season to do it justice. However, if it were to be adapted, Denis Villeneuve, known for his work on "The Arrival," would be her choice as director.

Q: Which country or region would you like to explore through books?

The Booktuber is interested in reading books from Brazil and mentions Clarice Lispector and Paulo Coelho as authors she'd like to discover.

Q: Do you have a favorite or least favorite TV or movie adaptation?

The Booktuber enjoyed "Gone Girl" and "The Arrival" adaptations, attributing their success to the directors, David Fincher and Denis Villeneuve, respectively. However, she was disappointed with "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" adaptation.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Favorite novel: "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace, chosen for its impact and re-readability.

  • Elements sought in books: Open to being surprised; enjoys thought-provoking reads, lyrical language, and plot-driven novels.

  • Hogwarts house: Hufflepuff, according to the Sorting Hat.

  • Favorite literary character: Nimona from "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson, due to her badass, shapeshifting abilities.

  • Stranded with 3 books: "Infinite Jest", "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and a tie between "A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon" and "The Orphan Master's Son" (to be determined).

  • Recommended Korean books: J.M. Lee's "The Investigation" and forthcoming "The Boy Who Escaped Paradise" in translation.

  • Comfort reads: Comics, specifically superhero comics with good vs. evil narratives and visually appealing artwork.

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