A-Z Book Survey
Zoë and Kim put up these two excellent posts about their book surveys, and I LOVED the idea, so I decided to be uber original and copy them! Reading is one of my all-time passions. When I truly discover a new book I go all reclusive and stay hidden for days. Nothing beats the rush of imagining what the author creates – reading is the true creation of an inspired mind, to my thought.
So, without further ado:
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Best Sequel Ever:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – JK Rowling. The Deathly Hallows was hands down the most epic finale a series ever received, and mostly likely will.
Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee – I am such a typical book addict. Give me coffee and a book and I am happy!
E-reader or Physical Book:
Physical. If I read from my tablet, my eyes get really sore, so I always choose the hard copy if I can get it. Although I would definitely E-read if it is my only option!
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School:
Hmmm…probably Ron Weasley. Everyone loves a sincere goofball, and he has such a good heart!
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert. I am notorious for hating self-help books in any form (I think the authors are pompous and self-righteous to try and fix me – yeah) I thought this book would also be a self-help book, or maybe even worse, a “look-at-me-I’m-so-amazing”, type of book, but it wasn’t at all. It taught me a lot about dealing with grief, being open to other opinions and understanding that someone’s perfect life is never as it seems.
Hidden Gem Book:
Mushy Peas on Toast – Laurian Conrad. Laurian Conrad is a South-African writer that hasn’t published a second book yet (sad sighs). She has a rather great blog with the same name, and this author is simply hilarious, writing about being a young professional in South-Africa and all the madness in our lives. I really love this book and have to return to it every few months.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
Reading Harry Potter. It is not only one of the most important reading experiences; I will say it is just an important life experience. These books taught me everything – kindness, compassion, empathy and kick-started my love for books.
I have to mention anything written by Enid Blyton, especially the Secret Seven books. Blyton and Rowling are two authors in the same boat – incredible writing and ingenious creativity.
Dead until Dark – Charlaine Harris
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Self-help, as discussed. EUGH
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.
Major Book Hangover Because of:
I have to admit I had one after finishing the Inn Boonsboro Trilogy by Nora Roberts for the second time. I was heartbroken that I had to leave three such fun characters and their male counterparts and the beautiful inn they created.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
One overcrowded on and three shelves full of books, with an additional 50 books stored in multiple locations.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
If I like a book, I will likely reread it more than once. But Angel’s Fall by Nora Roberts spring to mind, as well as the Potter series, Vampire Academy and Bloodlines.
Preferred Place to Read:
Quote that Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels From a Book You’ve Read:
Molly Weasley’s duel with Bellatrix Lestrange, The Gryffindor Quidditch Team winning the House Cup for the first time in The Prisoner of Azkaban, Charlie Weasley overtaking Horace Slughorn to reach the Battle of Hogwarts, Snape’s secret.
Obviously I have a lot of feels for Potter.
Not finishing Jane Eyre. I should really get on to that again. I always feel so judged by the books I don’t finish, them staring at me with outrage in their eyes and broken hearts.
I also regret reading the first two books in the Fifty Shades of Grey series. What complete and utter bullshit.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (all books are out in series):
Southern Vampires – Charlaine Harris.
Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Witness – Nora Roberts
This Charming Man – Marian Keyes
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Unapologetic Fangirl for:
Nora Roberts. This woman has such jaw dropping talent combining romance and horror.
Very Excited for this Release more than the Others:
Book to Movie – Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The first two movies were beautifully adapted and I am really eager for the last two in the franchise! I can also freely admit my excitement skyrocketed after hearing that Lorde was doing the theme song – that spooky voice of hers will rock!
Worst Bookish Habits:
Reading several books at once. If I have a book I am reading on tablet, I will have another hardcopy for places where I can’t take my tablet, like the bath, and I really shouldn’t read in the bath as the steam damages the spines.
Not putting them back onto the bookshelf, leaving them lying everywhere.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Nora Roberts – Carolina Moon
Your Latest Book Purchase:
A faint cold fear – Karin Slaughter. I’ve read it about 60% and it is staring at me with its’ judgy little eyes.
Zzz-Snatcher Book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Everything I read, but Dead in Dallas is keeping me up right now.
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