I’ve totally fallen behind on my blogging duties and am feeling fairly uninspired this week so I decided to do something fun and different instead this Friday. Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner came up with this survey so go check out her post and participate too if you want!
Author you’ve read the most books from
If I count all the kids books I’ve added and rated to Goodreads then R.L. Stine (46) because I was OBSESSED with Goosebumps. If I don’t count them then Iris Johansen (20) because her Eve Duncan series was never-ending.
Best Sequel Ever
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon was an amazing follow-up. But so was Dark Triumph by by R.L. LaFevers. And The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner.
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley and Just One Year by Gayle Forman.
Drink of Choice While Reading
Tea. Specifically Chai Tea.
E-reader or Physical Book?
I love the convenience of my Kindle and it goes everywhere with me but nothing beats a physical book.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School
Considering I had horrible taste in men in high school I probably would have dated someone liked Draco Malfoy.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
Stolen by Lucy Christopher. I really had never intention of picking this up because of the yucky subject matter but was extremely emotional and powerful.
Hidden Gem Book
Forever and the Night by Linda Lael Miller. This was the first vampire and romance book I ever read and I remember adoring this series. Linda Lael Miller is known for her cowboy books but did you know she wrote an entire vampire series? Worth checking out.
Important Moment in your Reading Life
I’ve been a huge reader my whole life but discovering Goodreads took it to a whole new level. It became a hobby and ended up getting me into blogging as well. I don’t know what I’d do without Goodreads!
Night Film by Marisha Pessl and Shooting Scars by Karina Halle.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
I do try to be open and willing to try any and all books but I’m super picky when it comes to Paranormal Romance, fantasy and sci-fi.
Longest Book You’ve Read
According to Goodreads it’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon at a whopping 980 pages.
Major book hangover because of
The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock. Nothing sounded good after this and I went on a bit of a southern-gothic-noir spree afterwards. Still haven’t found anything to compare though.
Number of Bookcases You Own
2. One large and one small. (Plus tons of boxes and assorted piles for the ones that don’t fit.)
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
I am not a re-reader by nature but I’ve been trying to squeeze in time with some of my favorites. Recent re-reads are: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. I’m currently re-reading Little House in the Big Woods and plan on joining in on a huge Harry Potter re-read in November.
Preferred Place To Read
I love reading in bed but I also love napping so sometimes the two clash. 🙂
In the summertime I love sitting on my balcony.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read
“The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.”
-Susanna Kearsley, Mariana
Missing out on reading some really great kids books when I was younger that I didn’t know about. I went on to read them later in life and loved them but I can’t help but think I would have loved them so much more if I had read them when I was younger. A few are: The Golden Compass, Winnie the Pooh (seriously, how did I miss this?), Roald Dahl in general (I only read James and the Giant Peach), The Enchanted Wood and The Little Prince.
Series You Started And Need To Finish
I have so many series I need to catch up on but these series are already completed: Mary Stewart’s Arthurian Saga, Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books
Three?? *sigh* Fine….
Unapologetic Fangirl For
Ellen Hopkins. I’ve read all of her books and adore her writing. She also lives in the town next to me. I was once at a stoplight and I could have swore she was in the car next to me and I almost had a melt-down.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon. They keep pushing out the release date too and it’s driving me MAD.
Worst Bookish Habit
I set myself up for failure when requesting ARCs. I’ve gotten better in recent months though. Also? Buying books that sit on my shelf and gather dust. Operation ‘Read My Own Damn Books’ needs to occur, now.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Your latest book purchase
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)
Night Film by Marisha Pessl. This was spectacular and not only did I stay up way too late to read it but I would daydream about this book at work. 🙂