Books

A to Z Book Survey

A while ago, I posted an A to Z of me survey, and today I’ve found another one, but this time it’s all about books! I found this survey on The Perpetual Page-Turner, who also organizes an ‘end of the year book survey’ every year (which I might go and do too at the end of this year!). So here are my answers:

Author you’ve read the most books from
For me, the first place goes to J.K. Rowling (not very surprised at that), with eleven books; on second place is John Marsden with eight books, and the third spot has been taken by Lauren Oliver with six books. (You can check this easily by going to your Goodreads account, click ‘my books’ and ‘most read authors’ in the left sidebar (which I have only just found out, omg).)

Best Sequel Ever
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, I finished the first book in a couple of days, but I finished CF in a day, and I absolutely LOVED it.

Currently Reading
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (and Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick is on my list too on Goodreads, but I haven’t actually started it yet).

Drink of Choice While Reading
I usually drink whatever’s in the fridge, which usually is Coca Cola, but when it’s colder, I usually drink tea.. Apple flavoured, or just English tea with a little bit of milk.

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E-reader or Physical Book?
I do prefer a physical book, because sometimes I like to flip back a couple of pages to re-read a certain part, or flip back to the beginning if there’s a map of the land the story happens in. But I do have an e-reader, a BeBook Club S, which I use when I go somewhere and I don’t know which book I want to bring with me, and on holidays.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School
Oh, ehm, I have absolutely no clue! I think I’d have dated Simon from The Mortal Instruments, because he’s just so adorable.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I bought it a long time ago, and read the first twenty pages, but I really couldn’t get into it. I put it on my shelf, and it gathered dust for a couple of months, until I saw someone on tumblr talking about it. I picked it up again and kinda forced myself to read further than the twenty pages I read before, and I ended up loving it!

Hidden Gem Book
Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

Important Moment in your Reading Life
I’m going to be boring, and answer this question with the same answer as Jamie (from TPPT); discovering Goodreads. Thanks to GR I found some books that I read when I was a kid and forgot the titles of (including Stargirl by Jerri Spinelli), and I found out so many books that I love now; yeah Goodreads was the best discovery for me.

Just Finished
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (or J.K. Rowling); and I enjoyed it quite a lot, though I normally don’t read crime novels. I might go and give the Sherlock Holmes books on my shelf another chance because of TCC.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
Books that are about zombies, vampires, angels or werewolves, because there are just too many of those, though there are exceptions (like ‘Warm Bodies‘, ‘The Forest of Hands and Teeth‘, etc). I do read books with those creatures in it if there’s a movie being made about it (Vampire Academy, City of Bones), or sometimes I get lured into reading a book about it because neither the title nor the summary gives away that it’s about them (and I always end up finishing the book, though I hardly ever enjoy it). And I usually don’t read romantic or erotica books, because I am just not really interested in that.

Longest Book You’ve Read
The Lord of the Rings, with about 1200+ pages (I don’t know the exact number, because I read it in three separate epubs), and the Order of the Phoenix with 956 pages.

Major Book Hangover because of
The Cuckoo’s Calling.

Number of Bookcases You Own
Just one, with three of five shelves filled with books. I might go and get myself another bookcase, because this one is nearly full, oops!

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

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Preferred Place to Read
In my bed, or just in my room, with some music and something to eat and drink.

Quote that inspired you/give you all the feels from a book you’ve read
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” – The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Reading Regret
I really regret reading ‘City of Bones’ by Cassandra Clare, I had read a couple of negative reviews about the book, and I had read a lot of negative things about the writer as well, but I decided to read it because they were going to make a movie out of it. This is one of the few books that I read that I actually did not want to finish. But I eventually did because I made myself.

Series You Started and Needed to Finish (all books are out in series)
The Gone series by Michael Grant. I really loved the first book, and I started the second one a while ago, but I couldn’t get into it. I eventually went and finished it a bit reluctantly. I do want to finish the series, because I honestly like the concept, and I do like most of the characters. But I do hope I will enjoy the other books a bit more than Hunger.

Three of Your All-Time Favourite Books
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

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Unapologetic Fangirl for
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and everything by J.K. Rowling..

Very Excited For This Release More Than All the Others
The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer, which comes out tomorrow (!!!)

Worst Bookish Habit
Hmm, well I used to put dog-ears in my books, because I hardly had any bookmarkers; and I usually ‘crack’ the spine of my books, so they don’t close that quickly when I put them down, if you know what I mean.

X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Switched by Amanda Hocking

Your Latest Book Purchase
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late)
The Cuckoo’s Calling, I wanted to know how it ended so badly, but I made myself go to bed when I passed page 330.