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If you were the Ruler of Books…
1. What book would you make everyone read?
As much as I would love to make everyone read a few of my favourite books I have found from school that forcing people to read books causes resentment, prevents book enjoyment and leads to people skimming out on the book. Plus with more people that might not typically read my favourite book reading my favourite book there would be too many people dissing it and/or the author and that is not something I can handle.
However, while writing that paragraph I just realised there is one book that I might actually want everyone to read: The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker, or something similar to that in the hope that it would make people more aware of their instincts and hopefully save a few lives.
2. What would you abolish in book construction?
Maps on the inside covers. When it’s your own book it’s a handy place to put it, but in library books it always gets covered by the fancy laminating process the dust jacket goes through so you can never see the dang map! Instead I would make all books that have maps to have a fold out page so you can look at it while reading if you so choose, while also making the mag page easy to find, if you don’t want to do it that way.
3. What author would you commission to write you any book?
See, the authors I want to write more books are currently doing it, and those that are not currently writing books I wouldn’t want to force it. Though I would like to see what else Kristin Cashore would write.
4. What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
Only demote to the basement? I’m the ruler of books and thus will go even further and destroy the book: 50 shades & Co by E.L. James.
5. What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
Uhhh…maybe Keith Parkinson? Though he has passed on, so perhaps the man who took over from him in illustrating the Green Rider series, Donato Giancola.
6. What characters face would you put on a coin?
I feel like putting the Trickster’s face on the coinage of the Ruler of Books land would be an interesting experiment (from the Trickster’s series by Tamora Pierce)
7. What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2016 Prize to?
I can’t pick just one so I won’t. But if it’s the best book read in 2016 so far that would be Epic by Conor Kostick.