Friday, August 16, 2013

Bookish Survey

Happy Friday, everyone!  I've got something different to share with you today.  As we all know, Jamie over at the Perpetual Page-Turner is awesomely creative.  Last Friday, this A to Z survey which she created showed up on her blog, and she invited other bloggers to join in.  That said, here are my answers!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Tamora Pierce.  No surprise there!

Best Sequel Ever:

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente.  I loved the way September grew and changed in this sequel.

Currently Reading:

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and oh, the feels!

Drink of Choice While Reading:

In summer probably a ginger ale.  In the winter I usually like tea--chai if I have it in the house.

E-reader or Physical Book?

Usually physical books, although my iPad is great for review copies and travel.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Probably Brian from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I've always been into nerds.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.  I thought I was over vampires, but Vampire Academy turned out to be super addictive, swoony read.  I need to read the rest of the series!

Hidden Gem Book:

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst.  Seriously, you guys, this book is hysterical and fun. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Finding GoodReads was huge for me because it gave me a forum to interact with fellow booklovers and introduced me to book blogging, as well as several books I never would have read otherwise.

Just Finished:

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Inspirational novels.  They're often very clean Amish love stories with a religious element.  I typically don't discuss religion, and I think these types of stories would bore me.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Major book hangover because of:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, because not only did I adore it, I also stayed up until 2 a.m. reading it.  I was shut in my bathroom during that time because my mother and brother were staying with me in my one-bedroom apartment.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Technically 4, but I only have three in my apartment. Of the three that are in my apartment, two have five shelves and one has three.  The fourth shelf is a two-shelver that resides in my parents' getaway house in Wisconsin.  Of course, I also have books in boxes and a closet in my apartment, plus some stashed on shelves in the basement of the Wisconsin house.  I do sometimes get rid of books, I swear...

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Although I only read it for the first time about 7 years ago, I've already read it 3 or 4 more times since then.

Preferred Place To Read:

 I love curling up in a hot bath with a book, even if the books do sometimes incur water damage.  It's how I decompress.  I also like to read in bed--I try to squeeze in a chapter or two every night before I fall asleep, but sometimes I get too tired.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
--Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Reading Regret:

I do sometimes regret waiting so long between books in a series, but really?  No major regrets here.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  I'm nervous about trying to start book two because book one was excellent, but so dense with detail.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Matilda by Roald Dhal, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Diana Peterfreund.  I love her books and whenever I finish one, my brain is always going, "OMG MOAR PLEASE!"

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

My answer for this is the same as Jamies's--Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.  I want to know what happens!

Worst Bookish Habit:

I have some bad ones. Sometimes I'll start a book and then spend about three months dipping in and out of while I read other books.  It can make it a little hard to keep track of the plot this way, although I usually manage.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Your latest book purchase:

A hard copy of The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay.  I read this one as an egalley and I had to have my own copy to reread and display on my shelves.  I also pre-ordered Vicious by Victoria Schwab.  I adored The Archived and The Near Witch and am very eager to see where she takes us with her first adult novel.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Golden by Jessi Kirby.  I started it on a Saturday night (reading on a Saturday night, I know!  but I'd ridden my bike for 67 miles in 90 degree heat that day. I was exhausted) and read the first 90 pages, but couldn't physically stay awake much longer.  By Sunday I had to know how Parker's story ended, so after spending much of my day with my nose tucked into the book, I crawled under my covers with it and stayed up much too late while I finished it.

1 comment:

  1. Love how important goodreads and community is for your bookish development. I think that and the HP or Twilight series are huge influences on so many of us in the book blogging community.



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