A to Z Book Survey – 2013 edition

Posted August 15th, 2013 by in Uncategorized / 0 comments

So Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner came up with this book-related survey in the theme of those old MySpace surveys that were so popular (when MySpace was popular.) I thought it was pretty cool, so here are my answers to it.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb. Laurell K. Hamilton comes in 3rd according to Goodreads.

Best Sequel Ever:

Off the top of my head, Hallowed. Second book in the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand.

Currently Reading:

The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig.  (I will be starting it later today)

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Water. I pretty much only drink water or milk. Occasionally I drink tea at work though.

E-reader or Physical Book?

Both! There’s nothing like snuggling up in a comfy chair or bed with a physical book, but I love my ereader for travelling and hospital (so many option, so little weight).

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

I didn’t date in high school. That said, probably Ron Weasley (Harry Potter) or Tucker Avery (Unearthly)

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Read it.

Hidden Gem Book:

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. Thank-you Year 12 English for making this a required reading. The book’s main character has an unspecified autism-spectrum disorder and it’s a fantastic look at life from his perspective. He investigates the apparent murder of a dog (The one creature he has no problems understanding) and uncovers a great deal more than he bargained for.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for the first time and thinking, yes, this is what books are meant for. To take you on awesome adventures, make you laugh, and pique your imagination. Mind you I was about 7 so it probably wasn’t thought quite as succinctly as that.

Just Finished:

Happy Endings by Nora Roberts. It was one of those two books in one deals. I enjoyed it.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Horror and erotica. Horror because my imagination is far too over active – I couldn’t even read the Goosebumps books as a kid. Erotica because while I don’t mind a bit of smuttiness, I like it to be a sideline to the main plot of the books.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at 766 pages. It’s the UK children’s harcover edition.

Major book hangover because of:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was the end of an era, and really highlighted that I was now an adult. Not to mention all the happenings and revelations.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

I have 2 I own my self (7ft high by  ft wide and 7ft high by 3ft wide), but also have some books on the bookcase in the hallway that everyone uses.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

The Faraway Tree stories by Enid Blyton. I have all three in a single paperback and would snuggle up somewhere on winter weekends and re-read the book again and again.

Preferred Place To Read:

Bed, desk-chair, bean bag, couch/armchair. The first 3 are all in my room, so I am less likely to be disturbed. However, if no-one else is home, or just my mum is home I will read on the couch/armchairs  in the lounge room.

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

Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it. – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Reading Regret:

Probably not being able to read the Lord of the Rings. I just couldn’t get into them at all.

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

Um… I need to read the last Southern Vampires (Sookie Stackhouse) book.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka, Harry Potter series (I really can’t pick one) and the Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce. (Don’t make me pick!)

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Harry Potter. Also the In Death series by J.D. Robb

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

I don’t know. There are some fairly awesome books coming out the rest of this year and early next year.  I really couldn’t say.

Worst Bookish Habit:

Eating and reading. I tend to only do this with books I own. I would never do it with some else’s book. I sometimes do it with library books though.

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

If I include the picture books and a couple of others I have separate from all my novels, then it’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. If I start from the novels, then it’s Rosie by Lesley Pearce (which I really must read one day.)

Your latest book purchase:

My MYOB (an Australian accounting program) textbook for the course I am doing. Last novel purchase was Of Triton by Anna Banks & Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.

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

Most likely it was a Nora Roberts.

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