The A to Z Bookish Survey is hosted by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. This survey is actually almost a year old, but Jamie’s recently resurrected it and brought it over to YouTube. I participated when it was first posted, so my answers have changed a little (and obviously, my answers are in Deleted Blog Heaven, too.) This obviously isn’t a BookTube video, but I wanna do it anyway. 😛
Author you’ve read the most books from…
That would be Cate Tiernan. With the exception of her Immortal Beloved trilogy (which I only read one book from) I’ve read everything she’s written.
I have a couple answers for that. My mind immediately jumps to Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas. I also loved Heir of Fire. Cress comes to mind, as well as Linger and Catching Fire.
At the time of writing this, The Girl with All the Gifts, but that could change. Our current reads are always listed on the sidebar though if you’re interested. 🙂
Drink of Choice While Reading
Honestly anything – just what I normally drink throughout the day which can go anywhere from water to tea to some kind of fruit juice.
E-Reader of Physical Books?
It depends. I feel like I read a lot faster on my Nook, honestly though, and I love that I can lay in bed, in the dark, on my side – as comfy as possible – and still read. But of course I love the tactile experience of turning the page. And physical copies allow you to appreciate the pretty.
Fictional Character You Probably Would have Dated in High School
I know I read almost exclusively YA, but I don’t read too many books about high school students. Weird. But maybe Angie from The S Word or Dave the Laugh from the Georgia Nicolson Books.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I know I snarked the hell out of it, but it was definitely better than book one and I did enjoy it. My review will go up next week and it’s a LONG one!
Hidden Gem Book
Without Tess by Marcella Pixley. I love this book so much. It’s about two sisters who were very close as kids and one of them was mentally ill and suffered from delusions and hallucinations. It’s sort of magical realismish and it’s written so beautifully.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life
Reading The Dust of 100 Dogs and then starting my blog because of it. I used to just read whatever, and really didn’t know anything about what was out there, what YA was, or any new releases. Blogging opened up my world and introduced me to books I may not have ever found.
Just Finished Reading
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno. This book will forever be tattooed on my heart. I’ve never felt more connected to a character and to a story, or even to an author, in my life. Gahhh go read it.
Kind of Books You Won’t Read
Christian Fiction and Westerns. Westerns bore me, and I’m definitely atheist and don’t wish to be proselytized to in my spare time.
Longest Book You’ve Read
Les Mis. My version is about 1,500 pages long, but it varies depending on which edition you own.
Major Book Hangover Because of…
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. I’m pretty sure this one is responsible for my six month long reading slump.
Number of Bookshelves You Own
One of my living room walls is just bookcases, so there’s that. Then I own four other ones, but they’re not in use (well, one is being used for my Disney and other kids’ movies.)
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. I read it like twice a year and it never fails to make me cry and make me laugh and make me swoon.
Preferred Place to Read
My bed or my couch. Nothing fancy.
Quote that Inspires You or Gives You All the Feels
This is from Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Maybe not the best sentiment in the world, but it represents when Ismae took charge of her own life and every time I hear/read this it brings me right into the world of His Fair Assassin which is a world I never want to leave.
Maybe not being as ‘well read’ with the classics as I can be. There are also some movies I watched before/instead of reading the book. There was a Nova Ren Suma signing locally that I didn’t go to because I wasn’t feeling well – not exactly reading, but close enough.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (that’s completely published)
The Grisha. Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Divergent (honestly I don’t plan on finishing that, but still.) Razorland. Dangerous Angels/Weetzie Bat. Graceling Realm. This is all so embarrassing.
Three of Your All-Time Faves
I’m going to skip the Harry Potter and Hunger Games cliches and dig a little deeper.
The Half Life of Molly Pierce, Blood and Chocolate, Wasteland
Unapologetic Fangirl for…
Georgia Nicolson! I love her so much, I love every single one of those books, I just looooove that series and everything about it. There are many, many laughs to be had, tons of ships to ship, and surprising amounts of feels, especially toward the end.
Very Excited for this Release, Above All Others
Fairest by Marissa Meyer!!! I am so excited! This book was just announced a few days ago and my jaw hit the freaking floor. I cannot wait to read a book all about the evil queen, my favorite character in the series. I just cantttttttttttt
Worst Bookish Habit
Book hoarding. I buy so many books – TOO MANY. I have more unread books than read books, and not because I get rid of my read books, but because I just keep bringing them in without reading them. Really, I only ever read ARCs anymore, with a few exceptions. So I buy books with the intention of reading them right away, but never have time for them. I really need to stop.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the Top Left of Your Shelf and Pick the 27th Book
The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer
Your Last Book Purchase
Shadowplay by Lauren Lam. I haven’t read the first book yet, but since Strange Chemistry is no more, I thought I should buy book two before I can’t anymore.
Zzzz Snatcher: Last Book that Kept You Up WAYY too Late
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson. So beautiful, so mesmerizing, so heartbreaking. Highhhhlllyyy recommend.
There you have it! I really enjoyed filling this out. It reminds me of the mid-00s when Myspace surveys were HUGE.