Question Time

Question Time With Jayse

Question Time Jayse

Last month, I had an idea of inviting fellow readers to collaborate, of sorts, with me for particular pieces to feature on my blog. Jayse, my fellow team member of The Nerd Daily, was the first individual I invited to do this with. Much to my delight, Jayse agreed and thus Question Time was created! The following blog post consists of a number of questions which Jayse and I asked each other and hopefully you, the reader, will be able to use it as a means of getting to know myself and friend, Jayse, a little better. Enjoy!


Jayse Asks Me
Favourite Book Of All Time

It took a long time to decide what book I was going to chose as an answer to this question but eventually I was able to come to a final decision. American Assassin by Vince Flynn would have to be my favourite book of all time! The novel is the first in a series of sixteen books telling the origin story, of sorts, of how Mitch Rapp became the C.I.A’s top assassin.

I Ask Jayse:
When And How Did Your Passion For Reading Begin?

I think my passion for books and reading began in ‘prep’ which is Australia’s first year of school. I had a very passionate teacher who noticed that I actually couldn’t read yet, one of the only kids in the school who couldn’t. I was placed in a remedial reading class with an AMAZING lady named Louise Wright who at the time was just volunteering. I spent hours each week with her reading books and sounding out words. From then I have become an avid reader who devours books and I am SO grateful that my teachers picked up my issues at that very early stage.

Jayse Asks Me:
If You Could Live In Any Fantasy Land Which Would It Be i.e. Narnia etc.

No hesitation is needed for answering this question, I must say the magical world of Harry Potter and all that comes with it. I want to be a part of that world, attend Hogwarts and visit all the magical locations J.K’s imagination had to offer.

I ask Jayse

What Was The First Book You Can Remember Having Read By Yourself?

The very first I remember reading by myself – I know its not the first is a series by Katherine Applegate called Animorphs. I read the entire series and still have them to this day.

Jayse Asks Me:
Do You Listen To Music Whilst Reading? If So, What Music?

I don’t always listen to music whilst reading but most of the time I do. I tend to listen to movie soundtracks and scores and even the soundtracks to musicals whilst reading, especially if there is a song of piece of music which I feel fits the theme. If the book has a movie adaption, then I will listen to the tracks of that as I read the scenes within the novel.

I ask Jayse:
If You Could Write A Book, Then Which Genre Would Your Book Be Categorized In?

I’m actually a budding author and I have eight novels in progress (I just need to pick one to work on and finish it) I have written sci-fi, a couple YA fantasy and I’ve also began writing a thriller which covers topics of domestic violence.

Jayse Asks Me

Favourite Childhood Author?

J.K Rowling. Whether the explanation is justifiable for this answer or not really depends on your opinion. Up until I started High School Rowling’s Harry Potter series were the only books which I read and even once I had started High School it took so long for me to really begin to explore the reading horizon and give Potter some distance.

I Ask Jayse

Who Are Your Top 3 Favourite Authors?

Top three, sheesh that’s so HARD because I love so many varied authors…okay three. Third would be – Melanie Casey, Australian author who wrote the Cass Lehman series which is about a clairvoyant who when she stands where a death has occurred she actually experiences the moments before, during and after the death.
Second – Victoria Aveyard, I adore the Red Queen series. I’ve read the first three with War Storm patiently waiting to be read on my shelves.
First – My favourite author is Patrick Rothfuss, he writes the Kingkiller series. There are currently two books in the series and fans have been waiting YEARS for the third book. I am hoping that I’ll arrive in 2019!! Fingers crossed.

Jayse Asks Me:
Favourite Television/Movie Series?

Oh, what the heck, I’ll answer both! My favourite television series definitely has to be The Pillars of the Earth (an adaption to the book of the same title written by Ken Follett). I absolutely adore that series and it’s the DVD set that I take with me whenever I go to stay at one of my family members house.
As for movie series, I don’t know if it counts as a series per say but definitely the Marvel movies. I’m addicted to them and considering throughout High School I hated hearing anything about them I realize that I wasted a lot of years doing my best to pretend they didn’t exist. God, I’m stupid!

I Ask Jayse:
Do You Have A Fictional Crush, If So Then Who Is It?

Hmm, not really, no. I have characters who I really adore – Mare Barrow is one of them. I just love how she’s been thrown into this situation she didn’t even know was a possibility and is handling it. It shows great adaptability.

Jayse Asks Me:
Do You Read Comics/Graphic Novels? If So, Which Ones?

I don’t read them as much as I would like to… I own a few comics and I also have a few graphic novels on my Kindle app on my mobile phone though. The ones I own are Marvel comics and comics related to books and television series’ that I enjoy.

I Ask Jayse:
If You Could Be A Character Within Any Book/Movie/TV Show etc, Which Book etc Would You Choose?

Oh man I would literally be any character in the charmed series. I absolutely love the OG charmed. I am sooooo scared that they’re going to stuff up the remake man.

Jayse Asks Me:
What’s The Perfect Snack To Have Whilst Reading?

I can’t limit that answer to telling you of one snack… I have a ‘dish’ that I prepare called “Stacey’s Snack Pack” which I tend to pick at through whilst reading and it consists of a sandwich, some fruit, a packet of crisps, and maybe a piece of chocolate. This topped with a can of cola at the side makes for my perfect dish of food to each whilst reading.

I Ask Jayse:
Have You Ever Disliked A Book, If So Which One And Why?

I actually come across books I dislike all the time – It could be the mood I’m in when going in to read the book, it could be that I didn’t read the blurb and cannot follow the book or if it’s badly written. I always say that if you aren’t into a book by the time you’ve read 80 pages, put it down. There’s not enough time in life for books you don’t enjoy.

Jayse Asks Me:
You’re Trapped On A Desert Island, What Five Things Have You Got With You?

Book 1: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Book 2: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
Clothing Item: My Bucky Barnes cap
Survival Item: My pocketknife
Additional Item: My travel blanket given to me by my Nan

I Ask Jayse:
Which Fictional Character Would Be Your Enemy?

Maven from Red Queen or Bellatrix from HP.

Jayse Asks Me:
Regular Book, eBook or Audio Book?

Regular book. However, I am slowly coming around to the idea of personally accepting eBooks and Audio books as a means of reading. It only took me to the age of 22 years-old to finally find some enjoyment in using a kindle.

I Ask Jayse:
Which Song Best Fits/Describes Your Favourite Book?

Honestly, not just one. When I’m reading I’m usually listening to a ‘themed’ playlist from spotify. If I’m reading sci-fi it’ll be outer space themed, if I’m reading fantasy it’ll be that themed music I’m listening to. So yeah…that’s me. Lol.

Jayse Asks Me:
Has There Been A Book Which You Absolutely Hated?

Actually, no… At least, not yet! There have been books that I look back on and think… “I can’t believe I enjoyed it as much as I did whilst reading it at the time” but there’s never been a book that I’ve read and thought… “Get this book away from me!”. I tend to enjoy all the books I read to some extent.

I Ask Jayse:
Who Are Your Two Favourite Characters From Anywhere (Book, Movie, etc), Now Which One Would You Rather Meet If You Could In Real Life?

I’d love to meet anyone from the movie Stardust, its one of my favourites based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. ❤

Well, that is the end of this session of Question Time! Thanks again to Jayse for his participation and if you are interested in reading any of his published work for The Nerd Daily then feel free to click on the link below to be directed to his profile: 




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