I’m sure by now you’ve seen the A to Z Bookish Survey sweeping through the blogosphere. I first saw the survey over at Laura’s (Devouring Texts) and have since seen it several other places but believe it originated with Jamie of Perpetual Page Turner. If you haven’t joined the fun yet, what are you waiting for? ;)
Author you’ve read the most books from: Stephen King, Jodi Piccoult, Margaret Atwood, Tim Robbins, JK Rowling, Charles Dickens, Neil Gaiman, John Green. Wow–pretty varied list!
Best Sequel Ever: Did y’all see my post about being terrible at reading series?
Currently Reading: Mockingjay. I WILL finish it this time!
Drink of Choice While Reading: In theory coffee. In reality water.
E-reader or Physical Book? I love the idea of a physical book, but I love the actuality of an e-reader. However, since I have more physical books than e-books, I mostly read paper.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: Once upon a time I would have said Edward. Yes, that one. I’d like to think I’ve since grown up. Or have I?
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: The Stand by Stephen King. I’ve since been on a King binge!
Hidden Gem Book: The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson. It’s a short little book but packs quite a punch.
Important Moment in your Reading Life: When I read Wuthering Heights as a high school senior. I went from a casual (albeit voracious) reader to one who took literature more seriously.
Just Finished: The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (no just about it–I finished in August)
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: I know this makes me a total snob, but if the character on the cover of the book is not fully dressed I won’t read it. I’m also not a big fan of paranormal or urban fantasy type books. Again, mostly because of the cover designs. #booksnob
Longest Book You’ve Read: Without comparing the page lengths I’d say either The Stand or Pillars of the Earth.
Major book hangover because of: Most recently A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. So stinking good.
Number of Bookcases You Own: Not including Elle’s, we have 4.5 bookcases. Except one is Scott’s. I’m working on taking it over…slowly but surely. Muhahahahaha!!!
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: Wuthering Heights. It’s so pulpy but I’ll read it again and again.
Preferred Place To Read: In bed. Except this also usually means I’ll fall asleep. I don’t always mind.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: From Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. The book that made me feel ALL THE THINGS.
“‘I’m gonna bury my feelings deep inside me.’ ‘what do you mean, bury your feelings?’ ‘No matter how much I feel, I’m not going to let it out. If I have to cry, I’m gonna cry on the inside. If I have to bleed, I’ll bruise. If my heart starts going crazy, I’m not gonna tell everyone in the world about it. It doesn’t help anything. It just makes everyone’s life worse.’ ‘But if you’re burying your feelings deep inside you, you won’t really be you, will you?'” (Oskar and Therapist. 203).
Reading Regret: That I don’t have a better memory for the books I’ve read. Like I can’t remember the ending of the book I read two months ago. Shameful.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series): Ahem. Hunger Games trilogy. I’ve only been working on Mockingjay for a year now…
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The God of Small Things, Fall on Your Knees (ask me tomorrow and I’ll give you three different books…)
Unapologetic Fangirl For: Does it make me a bad reader to say I’m drawing a blank? Lots of authors I love but no one I go gaga over.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: I think I’m the only book blogger who doesn’t pay attention to new releases but I will be really curious about the new Bill Bryson – One Summer: American 1927.
Worst Bookish Habit: I am a reformed spine-cracker. Though I still dog-ear pages with quotes I love.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha. Poor book has been languishing unread on my shelf for years.
Your latest book purchase: A Half Price Books trip the day before Evie was born! I picked up Night Film, The Humingbird’s Daughter (I know nothing about this one), A Red Herring Without Mustard, A Map of True Places.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): Gone Girl. And by late I mean 11:00 pm.
Ready to play along?