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:
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.
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.
E–reader 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.
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?
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
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:
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…
Great answers! Mine will be published later today! 🙂 I’m reading Divergent very soon, so I’m excited!
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. 🙁
Divergent is on my very soon to read list since Veronica Roth is going to be at YALLFest!! I’ve heard it is awesome and not really sure why I haven’t read it yet. I still haven’t read TMI yet and am now waiting to watch the movie, then I will read it. Luckily it is only a few days away! Here is my A to Z: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/a-to-z-survey/
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
I love Goodnight Mister Tom! It’s such a great book. Divergent was definitely a book that I didn’t want to stop reading either, I loved it. Great answers!
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! 😀