Friday, August 23, 2013

A to Z Bookish Survey

This is why I have so many book blogs in my reader, I would have missed a great post like this. Credit goes to Jamie at Perpetual Page Turner for creating this awesome survey. Check it out, and if you do participate I would love to know so I can see your answers. Here goes nothing!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

This is an easy one - it would be Stephen King. He ignited my love of books, and while I don't love all of his books (I don't even like some of them) he is still my favorite author of all time. No one (when it comes to the amount of books read by one author) comes close. And I'm ok with that:)

Best sequel ever:

Boy, this is really a hard one. But, I think I would say The Vampire Lestat. I adored Interview with a Vampire, and The Vampire Lestat just opened up the story to show more of Lestat's story. He was kind of a love/hate character for me, but in the end he became one of my favorites. 

Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning would be another that would be right up there. The Darkfever series is one of my all time favorites, so all of them are fabulous.

Currently reading:

I’m in the process of picking my next book, and just don't know what to pick. But, I am pretty sure it is going to be Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield. The Thirteenth Tale is one of my favorites of all time so I don't know how I can't pick this next.

Drink of choice while reading:

It depends on the time of year, and where I am. If I am outside in the summer it is usually water or flavored water. Fall and winter it is coffee or tea.

E-reader or physical book:

Physical book definitely. I have a Kindle Fire HD and iPad, and while I do read books on both of them, nothing will ever take the place of holding a book in my hand. Ever!

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated (in high school):

Do they have to be age appropriate? Lol! If not, I would say Jamie Fraser from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon...yum, yum!

Glad you gave this book a chance:

The Hunger Games. After reading books that came 'highly recommended' and being disappointed, I was afraid to pick this one up. Thankfully there was no need as this book is excellent!  

Hidden gem book:

Boy, I'm not sure. I think I would recommend The Book of Unholy Mischief by Elle Newmark or The House on Tradd Street by Karen White.

Important moment in your reading life:

When I was 11 I picked up 'Salem's Lot. I had always been drawn to scary/horror type stuff, and thought I would give this book a try. And it changed my life, seriously. It is still one of the best books I have read, and has so much nostalgia attached to it:)

Just finished:

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Kind of books you won’t read:

I won't read anything that is too religious. I am a Buddhist by nature so anything that is too Christian is hard for me to read. But, I just read The Diabolist by Layton Green and have to say it is one of the best books I have read in a long time. And, it might really open your eyes about religion and religious beliefs. Granted, it is fiction but you will be looking up stuff, just like I did. At least, I think you will, lol!

Longest book:

Not sure - probably The Stand by Stephen King at 1200 pages or so. It would be a close second at 1100.

Major book hangover because of this book:

In a good or bad way? Good is hard, bad is easy - Fifty Shades of Gray...hated it.

Number of bookcases you own:

Seven and need more. And, I have hundreds of books on my Kindle/iPad...what can I say, I'm a book hoarder:)

One you’ve read multiple times:

I try not to re-read too much because I have SO many books out there. But, I have re-read The Shining, The Stand, It, and 'Salem's Lot by King, The Vampire Chronicles, and The Darkfever Series. I am sure there are more. Wow, that is quite a few re-reads, there goes that theory.

Preferred place to read:

I have a chair I love to sit in when I read.

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

"Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of somedream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed." -from "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allen Poe

Reading regret:
Two come to mind right away - the Twilight Series (yes, I read them all) and Fifty Shades of Gray...ugh!

Series started, but need to be finished (all books are released):

The Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz - I REALLY need to read these. And, the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. And, the Vampire Academy series...again, I have a lot of reading to do, lol!

Three of your all-time favorite books:

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and The Stand by Stephen King. This list is WAY longer as I have a bunch.

Unapologetic fan girl for:

Anything that has to do with vampires...well, except for Twilight. I really did hate it. And, I love anything Edgar Allen Poe. And Kurt Vonnegut. Damn, I am a fan girl for a lot of stuff, even more than this.

Very excited for this release more than all others at the moment:

Not sure if I can think of one at the moment. I'm sure there are more than one though.

Worst bookish habit:

Reading more than one book at a time...I'm not good at that but try all the time.

X marks the spot: Start at the top left side of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Your latest book purchase:

Wicked Game by Lisa Jackson

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

The Book Thief - really, this book is SO good!


  1. Jamie Fraser is a great pick and nothing can beat the physical books! No matter how much I love my e-reader. I love Salem's lot and I'm also happy I gave THG a chance. Outlander and The book thief, great picks! The book thief is one of my favorite :)


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