Book Tag: The A to Z Survey


I saw this post yesterday on My Life in Books and thought it would be a fun thing to do on my own blog. Here we go!

Author you’ve read the most books from:
I have read 28 of Stephen King’s books, plus a few by Richard Bachman.

Best sequel ever:
I mean, ever is a long time. I think all of the subsequent Harry Potter books were fantastic, and Doctor Sleep was a great follow-up to The Shining.

Currently reading: 
All The Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr.

Drink of choice while reading:
Mostly depends on time of day. It varies between water, coffee, and tea (or possibly wine).

E-reader or physical book?
I use both. I have a Kindle and read most of my books that way but my parents send me boxes of books periodically. What, am I going to turn down free books? 🙂

Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:
Any broody, misunderstood artist character. Ugh.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
I adore Flavia de Luce and have enjoyed each of the successive books in this series by Alan Bradley.

Hidden gem book:
Difficult question since I imagine that any books I know about are known by many others too.

Important moment in your reading life:
When I started my 52-books-per-year quest and began writing reviews of what I’d read.

Just finished:
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Really interesting and different take on a post-apocalyptic novel!

Kinds of books you won’t read:
I’m really not a fan of romance novels. I can’t say that I won’t read them but they’re pretty far down on the list. Anything that gets too far on either side of the political spectrum wouldn’t interest me either.

Longest book you’ve read:
Probably The Stand by Stephen King.

Major book hangover because of:
What is this “book hangover” you speak of?

Number of bookcases you own:
Two. When I got my Kindle I weeded out a lot of physical books. (We move a lot and those boxes get heavy.)

One book you have read multiple times:
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. That’s two but deal with it. 🙂

Preferred place to read:
On my couch with one dog on each side of me.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” ~ Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

Reading regret:
– I thought it would get better so I stuck with it. Awful book.

Series you started and need to finish (all books are out in series):
The Dark Tower
series. I haven’t read The Wind Through The Keyhole, but it was released after I finished the rest of the series so it’s kind of Stephen King’s fault. 🙂

Three of your all-time favorite books: 
Aside from the previously mentioned Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead and Catch-22, I’d say: Tiny Beautiful Things, Great Expectations, and Six by Seuss.

Unapologetic fangirl for: 
the Veronica Mars books.

Very excited for this release more than all the others:
Go Set A Watchman
by Harper Lee. I finally have a great excuse to read To Kill A Mockingbird sooner rather than later!

Worst bookish habit:
being annoyed when I get interrupted while reading?

X marks the spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Running Man
by Stephen King.

Your latest book purchase:
I just purchased Book People’s Trust Fall #3, which includes Barefoot Dogs: Stories by Antonio Ruiz-Camacho and War of the Encyclopaedists by Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite. [You can purchase one here if interested.]

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
I stayed up until 3am (on a work night) to finish the final Harry Potter book. I couldn’t put it down and I cried when it was done.

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