The A to Z Bookish Survey is hosted by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. This was devised a year ago but Jamie resurrected it recently as the A to Z Bookish Survey Tag on YouTube. Now, I do not have a YouTube channel (I’m oddly shy like that!) but I really wanted to take part so figured it would be OK to do a post for my Blog? Right? Outstanding!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Enid Blyton (I’m totally not counting Francine Pascal since she actually hired ghost-writers for Sweet Valley High 😉 ).
If you discount authors I read in childhood, it would be Kelley Armstrong.
Best Sequel Ever:
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta – I liked Finnikin of the Rock but the sequel blew me away!
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee! I’m also partial to Green Tea.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical books but I buy a lot more for my Kindle due to lack of storage space!
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Gansey from the Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (I just love how geeky and dedicated he is!) – he totally won me away from the dashing Adrian Ivashkov from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – incredible series!
Hidden Gem Book:
Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens – was not expecting to love this book but I was completely taken by surprise.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Discovering Goodreads firstly, then setting up my own book blog. I have always sort of drifted from one online community to another, never really fitting in anywhere. The book blogging community has made me feel so welcome – I have finally found an online home. 🙂
I just finished re-reading Sweet Valley High #1 Double Love – what a walk down memory lane it was!
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’m not a huge fan of erotica (especially of the S&M variety). I have read the odd thing now and again (I am willing to give anything a try really) but I definitely prefer my smut to be on the tamer side!
Longest Book You’ve Read:
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (at 1,193 pages)
Major book hangover because of:
Hate List by Jennifer Brown – this was a really tough book to read and I found it difficult to pick up anything for a bit after reading this.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
5 in total but I have books piled everywhere throughout my house so I really need more. 😉
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
My most read book is probably Watership Down by Richard Adams
Preferred Place To Read:
Comfy chair or in bed!
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
Not reading Harry Potter when it originally came out. I was quite snobby about it actually. I was too grown-up to read children’s books (I really wasn’t!!), it is something I regret now.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I have only read Clockwork Angel (yep, I started with the prequel series).
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. Warchild by Karin Lowachee
3. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Maggie Stiefvater – she is a truly phenomenal writer.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian – I need to find out what happens after that bloody cliffhanger!
Worst Bookish Habit:
My total lack of order in organising my books (I used to be so good at this but my books have gotten out of hand), when leads me to my next one…my ever increasing TBR pile…
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Kushiel’s Mercy by Jacqueline Carey
Your latest book purchase:
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
How to Repair a Mechanical Heart by J.C. Lillis – I just couldn’t put it down once I started…
This was fun – you should really try it out!