12 October, 2013

A to Z Book Survey

I saw this survey on Unabashedly Me via Nerdy Katie, and immediately decided to fill it out. Despite my apparent inability to read ANYTHING right now, I still love books and reading. Who knows, maybe this will result in an end to my current quest to find something, anything, to hold my wandering attention.

Author you’ve read the most books from:
That would be a toss up between JK Rowling (Harry Potter, obviously) and Deborah Geary (A Modern Witch series). I think they are about even in the number of books I've read.

Best Sequel Ever:
I'd have to go with Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich. I'm slowly making my way through the Stephanie Plum series and absolutely adore Plum's character.

Currently Reading:
I am bouncing between Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto and Rock Island Rock by Eyre Price.

Drink of Choice While Reading:
I guess whatever is handy. I don't typically seek out a certain drink while reading.

E-reader or Physical Book?

As much as I love my Kindle for traveling, I definitely prefer reading a physical book.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Either Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones's Diary or Jamie from the Witch Central books. I don't tend to read many "romance" or "fun loving" books so having a crush on a character isn't likely to happen.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. This book is packed full of triggers but was such a well written book, I'm glad I stuck with it.

Hidden Gem Book:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. I was anticipating on this being a pretty bad rewrite of Twilight (there are SO many of those out there) but was pleasantly surprised by how well the story flowed.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I'd have to say reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I must have been a freshman when we were assigned it as our required reading for English class. I've always written and loved books, but always struggled to get through them "in a timely manner", but I remember not being able to put this one down. This was the first book I remember that actually made me feel something. Finishing that book was the moment I fell in love with writing and in love with how an amazing book could change you.

Just Finished:
My Summer of Southern Discomfort by Stephanie Gayle. It was a quick read. Nothing too memorable about it.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I'll read just about anything unless it is heavy on religion (unless it is non-fiction, then I'll read it).

Longest Book You’ve Read:
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. 944 pages.
** easy way to find this out. Go to your Goodreads “read” list, don’t scroll down but where you are on the screen there will be this little tab on the bottom that lets you choose how you want to scroll or how many books you want display. There is also a sort option with a drop down and you can sort by page.

Major book hangover because of:
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I was a wreck after reading it the first time.

Number of Bookcases You Own:
Five, but I need more.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis. I adore this book. So dark. So creepy. So good.

Preferred Place To Read:
Either in bed or curled up on my super comfy couch.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.
Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.” 
― Oscar Wilde

Reading Regret:
Fifty Shades of Grey. This was such a crap book. If anyone EVER takes me advice on anything it would be to avoid this series like the plague. It reads like it was written by a bored housewife who did a shit job Googling BDSM. Ladies, we deserve so much more when it coms to "lady porn".

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Beautiful Creatures series. I really enjoyed the first book. I just haven't been able to bring myself to start the second one.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
To Kill a Mocking Bird, American Psycho and She's Come Undone.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Ummm......I've really got nothing for this one. Dresden Files maybe.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Again. Nothing.

Worst Bookish Habit:
I tend to go on massive reading binges and then won't read anything for months.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Run with the Hunted: A Charles Bukowski Reader

Your latest book purchase:
The Cuckoo's Calling by JK Rowling.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Ummm.....even though it was WAY back in March, I'm going to go with Shantaram. 

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