A to Z Survey

Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner made this awesome survey!

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Author you’ve read the most books from:

J. K. Rowling, I believe. Don’t quote me on this though, I love series and tend to read the heck out of them. I’ve read 7 Rowling books. Second place with Marion Zimmer Bradley, I’ve read 6 books by her.

*Random thought: I lie, I’ve read all the True Blood/ Sookie Stackhouse books and that goes up to 13! Oops!*

Best Sequel Ever:

I’m going to purposely not name a Harry Potter book for this. So here it goes: Fire (Graceling #2) by Kristin Cashore.

Currently Reading:

World War Z by Max Brooks (And I’m lovin’ it to be honest).

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Tea or hot chocolate! They’re such comforting things.

E-reader or Physical Book?

Both. I won’t even try to make a decision on this one because each format has its own pro + con. If I can find a physical book and it doesn’t cost too much, I’ll buy it. I tend to purchase e-books these days. Why? I’m a travelling student + museum worker so my life is confined to a number of boxes and suitcases and with my Kindle, I can take my most precious babies with me wherever I go.

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

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter. Hands down, would have dated her, or Ginny Weasley. I love me some strong women! (Oh don’t act all surprised!). I just love intelligence.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Ugh, this one will have to go to Cinder by Melissa Meyer. I resisted this book to the nth degree, because I’m normally not a sci-fi or robots fan, but my friend Sasha hammered me till I gave it a chance and now I’m freakin’ hooked. Darn her.

Hidden Gem Book:

Erm, erm. Errrrm… I’d say Caucasia by Danzy Senna.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

This is going to be so lame, but discovering GoodReads. It totally changed things. Why? Well, before I was limited to hunting for books on Amazon or random libraries in The Bahamas, so reading was a bit slow. But on GoodReads, I had the biggest library at my finger tips and it was amazing. It inspired me to start my own book blog, which is easily, one of the best decisions I’ve made in my 20s.

Just Finished:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Cheesy romance. Clingy romance. Damsel in Distress romance. No. I tend not to like sci-fi and books with jack-ass male protagonists, or whiney women. I’m very picky about what I read.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

A Storm of Swords by G. R. R. Martin at 1, 117 pages! At the time it didn’t seem so long, but damn it sure seems it now.

Major book hangover because of:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Number of Bookcases You Own:

I own 1 book case. Or I did, because it’s been sold now so, I own about 4 book boxes. Large boxes. Packed tightly.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Harry Potter series in general. I reread the books every year, as they always calm me down.

Preferred Place To Read:

On my bed. I have to read laying down, I can’t stand to do it sitting up, so either a long couch or bed.

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

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska

Reading Regret:

Erm, not getting on to the e-book bandwagon sooner. I was so anti-e-book and anti-e-reader until an ex-girlfriend gave me an e-reader and I was immediately addicted. I should have saved myself some trouble and just embraced the trend the minute it came out.

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

There are so many series that I need to finish, but just won’t do so! I’d say the Hangman’s Daughter Series. I’ve been flipping through the last book for the past month, and I know I’ve got to finish it, so hopefully it’ll happen this year.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Harry Potter series, Wide Sargasso Sea, Looking For Alaska

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

J. K. Rowling. Duh, I figured you all would know this by now. I normally don’t fangirl, as I rarely love something so much that I consume products for it or get excited about it, but Harry Potter would most definitely be it.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Erm… right now? I’m not super excited about anything but I’d be glad to read the sequel to Seraphina, Shadowscale.

Worst Bookish Habit:

I’m very anal about the books I read and in what order. I tend to also consume every book in a series, and if I have to wait for the last book or another installment, I lose interest and when it comes out, I don’t pay attention to it. It took me forever to read the final book in the Delirium series and I’m not all that excited for Alliegent of the Divergent series. I’ve just had to wait too long. But that’s me, I’m lazy.

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

Considering my life is in a garage with boxes, I can’t do that. Sorry!

Your latest book purchase:

World War Z by Max Brooks.

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

The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I stayed up till 6AM.

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13 Responses to A to Z Survey

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  2. Katy says:

    This is an absolutely great post! I’m definitely going to have fill this out on my own blog!

  3. Pingback: My Bitchin’ Rundown (August 11 to 17) | Bitches With Books

  4. Oooh hot chocolate! I love hot chocolate. Definitely a great drink to have while snuggled up with a book! (I can’t believe it’s summer and hot and I’m thinking about how good hot chocolate sounds right now – thanks a lot! haha)

    1117 pages?! I knew there was a reason I keep avoiding GRR Martin’s books! I mean, I get that they’re amazing and all that but meh. I haven’t worked up the energy required to even START the series! I did watch the first season though… does that count for anything?

    And duh, JK Rowling and Harry Potter for the win ❤ Another series I would like to reread sometime. I did just have a HP movie marathon. Gotta love that world!

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      It’s boiling here but I persist with my hot chocolate anyway 🙂

      The HBO series is quite good, it keeps to the first book pretty well. Do you think you’ll ever start the series?

      • I actually own GoT, but only because my boyfriend wanted to get it for me so we could read it together. (He may be the reason why I watched the first season as well.) Since we’ve been living in different countries, I haven’t touched it, but since I’m heading over there next month we may start it together.

  5. Kelley says:

    Ooh, sweet, can’t wait to see what you think of World War Z! And I definitely agree about Hermione and Ginny. Both awesome and highly datable! ❤

    YAY that you gave Cinder a chance and that you discovered Goodreads! I'm also super psyched about Shadowscale. Can't wait to read more from Rachel Hartman!

  6. I also picked Cinder, because I was hesitant about it first. Discovering Goodreads was an important moment for me as well. I also try to re-read HP every year. I was also on the fence when it came to e-readers and I agree, buying one sooner would have been a good idea. Great answers :D!

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  7. Holy shit. I did read Storm of Swords – which is longer than the book I listed. Haha. Loved all the Harry Potter responses.

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