A to Z Book Survey

Posted August 23, 2013 in Survey / 2 Comments

I found this book survey at Feed Your Fiction Addiction, even though it was started by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner and she deserves full credit.
It looked really fun so I decided to fill it out! You should too and link in the comments.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
J.K. Rowling, Darren Shan, Sara Shepard (8 books each)
Best Sequel Ever:
Bitterblue (sequel to Graceling by Kristin Cashore)
Currently Reading:
Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water! Or tea!
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical, hands down. I used to own a Nook, but I never used it. I had a reading app on my iPod Touch and used that to re-read Alice in Wonderland over and over. But that’s pretty much it.
I know it sucks for travel (on my recent trip to Brazil I brought 3 books for 12 days and bought one there) but there it is. Reading on e-readers hurts my eyes a bit and the fun of turning pages is gone. Plus it’s harder to physically see how much of the book you’ve read.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Teddy from Bitterblue. He was pretty bookish, I guess, and words were his trade. Words are my trade, too, so it makes sense.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Watership Down. I had no idea what it was about when I found it in my parents’ spare bookshelf, and didn’t have very high expectations, but hey- rabbits! And I loved it.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. That book made me think a lot of things, and that’s always a good thing.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Blogging! Now I can finally do something productive with my excessive reading habits!

Just Finished:
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Now That’s a book and a half. My review here.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Most nonfiction and various other types. It’s all under my Review Policy.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Lord of the Rings- it was the 3 combined. After that, it’s Harry Potter 5, which also happens to be my least favorite book.

Major book hangover because of:
Lord of the Rings. Ok, I didn’t actually finish all of it, because it was just too much. And slow at times.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
2 in my room. I’m working on filling them to create a sizeable library.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
One book? I’ve read all my books at least twice.
Preferred Place To Read:
Literally anywhere. I’m not picky at all.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“There’s no one thing that’s true. It’s all true.” –Ernest Hemingway, from the beginning of The Paris Wife
Reading Regret:
That I didn’t start earlier. I started reading at 3 and I feel like I missed out on so much. Just kidding, I regret every single week that went by when I didn’t read. That happened mostly around middle school. Oh, and I really did start reading at age 3. Read Harry Potter #1 at age 4. Totally bragging here (:
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
Oh gosh that’s difficult. I want to say the Pretty Little Liars, but they aren’t all out yet. And then Cirque du Freak, but I’m not entirely sure they’re all out yet either. Ok, the book series I’m about to start rereading: the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. Magyk, Flyte, and all those? I only haven’t read the last 2. Oh, and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I haven’t read The Clockwork Princess yet.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
All-time favorites? I’ve got a list of 6 of them. But I will say the Graceling Realms series, Harry Potter 7, and Alice in Wonderland.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Homestuck. No question. It’s a webcomic, but there are books for it. Also, Adventure Time. It may be a TV series, but there are comic books for it…counts, right? Haha I’m such a loser.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
I live so far in the past, most of the books I want to read have been published ages ago. So I’m going to reach far ahead into my to-read list and choose one from a series I haven’t started: City of Heavenly Fire(Mortal Instruments #6). Well, I read Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince, two books out of the companion series, so I already know I will love the Mortal Instruments. Just haven’t started them yet…
Worst Bookish Habit:
Reading books while eating. I eat slowly enough anyway, but while reading I can take hours. Also, I manage to get food on the books every time. I won’t forget the time I spilled soy sauce (while eating sushi) on my Harry Potter #5. But hey, that’s my least favorite book. Totally deserved it.
Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. This book is a classic, and Kate is a genius.
Your latest book purchase:
I recently bought 4 books on how to paint with watercolors, which I may or may not actually do. Haven’t made up my mind yet. And yes, art tutorial books totally count. Before that, I bought a giant encyclopedia on all things cat and The Paris Wife, which I recently reviewed.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
One book that kept me up way late? How do you think I finish books in a single day, reading the minute I wake up? No, I’m a night person. I finish all my books by reading late at night and into the wee hours of the morning.


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Jazmen ThisGirlReadsAlot

I have yet to read any of the Harry Potter books although my sister had a few. I guess I think I’m being a rebel I will read them soon enough. I really try not to read and eat myself. I’ll be all day if I do :)

Alicia the Awesome

So would I (:
I read the first Harry Potter book when I was four, so I got hooked early. If I hadn’t read them then, I’m sure one of my relatives would have gotten me one and I would have felt obligated to read it. Or I would have given in to peer pressure by now (: