And we’re off! National Book Week is here and we’re ready to celebrate!
Remember when we said our best celeb friends would be participating? The Lying Game‘s Kirsten Prout was one of the first to respond to our book questions and we love her for it! Check out her answers below!
What is your favorite book and why?
“Atlas Shrugged.” Itâ€™s so long but so amazing, I felt like Iâ€™d gone through an entire in-person experience in a few weeks that changed me. It was almost like having a double life and I enjoyed stepping into Ayn Randâ€™s world every day for a few hours.
Why should everyone read it?
Donâ€™t be fooled by the hefty size of the book â€“ it isnâ€™t a dated, droning bore. Youâ€™ll be totally lost in Randâ€™s world of romance, dedication, persistence, and conviction. Not only does it pose some serious questions to ponder, but it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
What’s the first book you remember reading?
Well I remember that I loved the “Magic Treehouse” series as a kid, but I donâ€™t remember reading them as clearly as I remember getting totally lost in the world of “Harry Potter.”
Do you judge the book by its cover?
Absolutely not. I usually take removable covers off books anyhow, too much to carry around. Some of my favorite books have atrocious covers, but it doesnâ€™t change the text inside.
How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
I have mixed feelings. Sometimes it outrages me when they lose really important parts of the book that added depth to the story, but at the end of the day, itâ€™s an accessible medium that may encourage people to read the actual book, and Iâ€™m always an advocate of reading. And lets face it, sometimes you just love watching your favorite scenes come to life, itâ€™s a great feeling.
Thanks Kirsten and stay tuned for more of National Book Week!