Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A To Z Bookish Survey

I recently saw on The Perpetual Page Turner that Jamie had posted a survey. It looked like a lot of fun to me so I decided to join in here. So here I go.

Author you've read the most books from:

According to my Goodreads, I've read the most books by P.C. Cast. I've read nearly all of her and her daughter's House of Night series, which I really do adore.

Best Sequel Ever:

 I read a lot of books that have sequels so this is extra hard for me. But I think one of my favorite sequels ever was Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly. The first book, Angel Burn, was seriously awesome and it really stood out from all of the other angel books that were circulating at the time.

Currently Reading:

 I'm currently reading If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin.

Drink of Choice While Reading:

 I don't usually drink while I read, although I do enjoy having a glass of lemonade every once in a while. I also love coffee but that is something I don't often indulge in.

E-Reader or Physical Book:

 Honestly, I can't choose! I love my eReader to death and it really is my baby. But sometimes I just want a nice hardcover in my hands.

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

 The character that I think I most likely would've dated in high school is Simon Lewis from Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series. (Even though I prefer Jace.) He was a geeky guy in a band but he was also really nice. Plus he turned into a badass.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

I'm really glad that an English teacher of mine convinced me to read Chasing Alliecat by Rebecca Fjelland Davis. It was a book I probably wouldn't have taken notice of and I was kind of reluctant to read it even after it was suggested to me. But I'm really glad I did because I loved the story.

Hidden Gem Book:

 Demons at Deadnight by A and E Kirk. I know they had a blog tour when the book first came out, but I haven't met very many people who have read it or even heard of it. But I think everyone should read it. I love the characters and the banter and the plot and the cover and I could go on and on. But I'll just stop there.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

 Finding Goodreads was very important for me. It helped me find some books that I absolutely love and most likely wouldn't have found without it.

Just Finished:

I just finished reading Sorta Like A Rock Star by Matthew Quick. It was a rather different read, and not something I would normally pick up.

Kinds of Books You Won't Read:

The only books that I avoid and won't read are historical books, whether that be fiction or nonfiction. There's something about them that just makes me shy away. I have read a few, but I just never absolutely love them.

Longest Book You've Read:

 The longest book I've read is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which has 870 pages according to Goodreads. Anne Karenina is a close second though.

Major book hangover because of:

 One of  my biggest book hangovers definitely came from Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor. The whole world inside of that book just mesmerized me. After I put it down, I just sat there. The writing was so eloquent and the characters took my heart. Karou was kickass and I really need to read the second book.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

 I have three book shelves as of right now. However, I am in need of a few more, as books are still piled up in  my room. They always seemed to be piled up.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

 I've read the whole Soul Screamers series multiple times, but the last one really blew me away. I couldn't believe the ending and I didn't really see it coming until what was going to happen was explained to the reader. I adore the series but the finale. Oh my goodness. I could and do read it over and over. With All My Soul was definitely my favorite from Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series.

Preferred Place To Read:

 I like to read either in my bed or curled up on one of the sofas in my living room, especially when it's either raining or snowing (the latter of which is something that occurs a lot in Minnesota). It's always nice to be comfortable while reading.

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

 "It's just that . . . I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is." - Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever.
I really liked this quote because I think it's actually true and it also kind of summed up that book.

Reading Regret:

Okay, I know some people would probably kill me for this, but my biggest reading regret is Romeo and Juliet. I know, I know. But I couldn't stand how whiny the characters were. They didn't communicate or act maturely. I also didn't really see Romeo and Juliet as being in love. It was so fast. And I do understand that it's a play and has to move faster, and I respect the fact that it's a classic. But I really didn't like it.

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

 One of the many series that I need to finish is the Delirium series. I read the first book and I was really caught up in it, but my library didn't have the rest of them yet. I can't wait to get my hands on them so I can finish up the story.

Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:

 Tricks by Ellen Hopkins, Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers, and Divergent by Veronica Roth are a few of my favorite books. They all have different characteristics that I really loved, even though the books themselves are rather varied.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

 I would shamelessly fangirl for a lot of series, but especially the Mortal Instruments series. I love those books to death and I started reading them when there were only two books out. They're a very big part of me as I've watched the series grow and I've read all the books as they've come out. And now there's a movie coming out! That amazes me.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All Others:

 I CANNOT wait for Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins. I devoured the first two books in the trilogy and now I must wait until April 29th of 2014. Why couldn't it have come out with the first one? WHY?!

Worst Bookish Habit:

 Okay, this is bad and it makes me feel like a very bad person in the book world. But I sometimes really hate lending my books out. Gah! I'm always very careful with my books about keeping them in near-perfect condition, but I know some people aren't. I only lend my books to my closest friends.

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

 The 27th book on my bookshelf was the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan. One of my more childish books, but still a thoroughly enjoyable one.

Your Latest Book Purchase:

 The last books I purchased (at the same time) were Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley and True by Erin McCarthy, both of which were wonderful stories.

ZZZ Snatcher Book (Last Book That Kept You Up WAY Too Late):

The last book that I stayed up late reading was Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, which I was actually re-reading. I have to admit that I'm a very big fan of all of the books in this saga. (Or Patch. I could possibly be a fan of Patch.)

1 comment:

  1. " I also love coffee but that is something I don't often indulge in." *faints* I am hooked up by IV to coffee 24-7 and on Monday's I fill the sink with coffee, submerge my head and suck! hahaha...this is such a fun idea and I enjoyed learning about you and your bookshelf!