A to Z Survey

I love taking surveys. But I can’t remember the last time I actually took one . So when I stumbled upon one created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner, I just had to take it.


Author you’ve read the most books from:

Most read authors

It seems that according to goodreads, Meg Cabot is my most read author BY FAR! I know that I often forget to put I books I read on goodreads but overall I think that’s fairly accurate (although I do know that I’ve read three more Kresley Cole books that goodreads thinks 😛 )

Best Sequel Ever:

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. It’s brilliant! I adored Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but the sequel more than lived up to it. It’s great. I highly recommend it.

Currently Reading:

I’m the kind of person who normally has half a dozen books going at the same time. These are the ones I’m reading at the moment:

  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Creepy in a way that just makes me want to read more!)
  • The Inevitability of Stars by Kathryn R. Lyster (New Adult novel set in Sydney and Byron Bay!)
  • Every Breath by Ellie Marney (A must for YA Sherlock Holmes fans)
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (I’ve heard so much about this book that when I saw it at the library last week I HAD TO HAVE IT!)

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Tea. I’m a huge fan of English Breakfast tea at ALL TIMES OF THE DAY. But also like coca-cola and fanta when I’m feeling like soft drink.

Ereader or Physical Book?

My kindle goes everywhere with me. It’s fantastic. But I just can’t help but love physical books. I often buy the physical copy when I’ve enjoyed an e-ARC. They’re so much easier to push onto people and look brilliant decorating my shelves.

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

Joe from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. Okay… so I wouldn’t have because I was oh-so socially awkward and would have probably blushed lobster red if he ever even looked at me. But I adore Joe. He’s a bit of a dork and yet owns it so it comes across as super cool.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. I enjoyed this one so much more than I ever could have imagined.

Also – Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I’m not into Sci-fi futuristic cyborg fairytales – but this one…. blew me away with the originality whilst at the same time being true to the original story.

Hidden Gem Book:

A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty. A crack in the fabric of the world lets two people from completely different universes to communicate and become friends. It’s great. I love the power of colour.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Being read to by my parents and older brothers. Books have always been a part of my life. Before long I ended up reading to them but I know I never would have been as interested if my parents never read to me and then watching my brother being so crazy into books himself.

Just Finished:

Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty AND A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I read pretty much everything. I don’t think there’s any genre I won’t at least try once.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth at 1504 pages. This book is LONG and it felt it. I didn’t enjoy it all that much but I did manage to finish it.

Major book hangover because of:

What is a book hangover?

book hangover

Hmm… thanks Urban Dictionary. I don’t think this is something I experience all that much. I think the last time I really suffered was with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Because that book killed me. It was the first series that I’d followed for years and I was emotionally attached.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

One really big one that also holds the TV in my living room. I also have a number of boxes full of books. And then I have two large bookcases full of my books at my parents house. I really need to get some more shelves.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

I don’t tend to re-read very much. But when I was younger I read Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian a thousand times. I’ve also read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy a bunch of times (I wanted to buy a pet fish and name it Zaphod)

Preferred Place To Read:

On the couch or in my bed. I can read anywhere at any time.

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

I’m not a quotey person (and apparently quotey isn’t a word…). I admire words and phrases but for the most part – I don’t remember quotes from books I’ve read.

But one from the last book I read that I adored:

“The Sky is Everywhere, it begins at your feet” from The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Reading Regret:

That I didn’t read the Mortal Instruments when I’d first heard of them. I kept putting them off. I’ve still only read the first one in the series and I wish that I had read more before so many spoilers made their way to me.

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

Delirium by Lauren Oliver is the first one that comes to mind.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Richelle Mead.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (September 17). I have the date circled in my calendar and everything! Also, The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (November 19!)

Worst Bookish Habit:

Mashing books. I’m oh-so careful making sure nothing bad happens to their pages… but in the deep dark depths of my bag.. they get mashed. I pull them out and they have mangled covers and creased pages… it’s rather sad.

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

The Book of Summers by Emylia Hall (I bought it a few months ago. As of yet it’s still unread)

Your latest book purchase:

Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires #5). I have read a few of this series and am trying to get a good collection going. This one was on special at K-Mart for $1 so it was an instant buy

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

Divergent by Veronica Roth – definitely a cereal for breakfast kind of read. The type of book where you don’t want to stop for anything – not even food. Or sleep.


And now for something completely different…


  1. Great answers! Probably 90% of the surveys I’ve seen have said physical books, so I’m glad to see another e-reader lover! i haven’t actually READ “The Princess Bride” but it’s in my pile. “You fool! You’ve fallen for one of the classic blunders!” Hehe.

    Is Isla really coming out on 9/17? I thought it got pushed back. 🙁

  2. This survey was so fun to read! 🙂 Meg Cabot is the author I’ve read the most books by too, and I’m also glad I gave Cinder a chance. It didn’t sound like my type of book, but it blew me away and I ended up loving it. 🙂

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  3. OMG Kate what other books were on special at Kmart for a $1, any other Morganville Vampire books?

    I wreck books when they’re in my handbag as well.

    Love your included definition of a book hangover cos I didn’t know what it meant either LOL

    Thanks for visiting my Survey 😀

    • Just some other paranormal romance. Picked up a couple of Kresley Cole books and a Gena Showalter. I don’t think it was a national sale… just a few marked down at my local store.

      And I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know what a book hangover was! 😀

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