Charlie McDonnell, aka charlieissocoollike, reads like you. Except cooler. And he’s just like your average vlogger. Except with 1,500,000 YouTube subscribers. And he’s just like Daniel Radcliffe. Except he answered one more of our bookish questions, “to compensate because, you know, Daniel Radcliffe.”
What’s the book that you’re proudest of having finished?
The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter. I’m a very slow reader, and that book is like two full length books in one. 693 pages. I loved it all though, even if it did take me a good few months to get through.
Have you ever lied about having read a book to impress someone? (If yes, what was the book and why?)
I never overtly lied about it, but I’m pretty sure I avoided mentioning the fact that I hadn’t read the entire Harry Potter series to someone that I was dating once. I’ve read it since, though. (I swear!)
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?
I had to think LONG AND HARD about this one. Ahem. I’ll go with Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Mainly because I’m pretty sure I still have a bit of a crush on her now.
If you could play any character from a book, who would you choose?
Spider-Man. Does it still count even though he’s from a comic book though, not a novel? Just to cover my bases: Spider-Man from Spider-Man: The Official Novelisation of the Film by Peter David. I’d really like to be Spider-Man.
Do you have a book on you right now? What is it?
Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. I bought it on iBooks before jumping on a 13 hour flight to the US recently–it really helped!
What’s the best book to give to someone you secretly want to ask out?
Guiness World Records 2012, because I’m on page 11. I assume it wouldn’t be very good at getting the message across. Alternate answer: The Art of Toy Story 3.
What’s the one book that would be a deal-breaker if you saw it on a date’s bookshelf?
I’m not sure I can say–after all, you don’t have to actually agree with/enjoy the contents of a book just because you own it. I’d have second thoughts about anyone who enjoyed The Secret, though. Alternate answer: The Art of Cars 2.