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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A to Z Survey

So by now you all have seen this little survey going around. It was created by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner as a way to stave off blogger/blogging bordem. I think it's a brilliant idea and so today, may I present to you my A to Z survey.

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Nora Roberts- This is a little embarrassing- I haven't read a novel by Nora Roberts in a few years and still according to Goodreads she's who've I've a lot by. Megan Hart comes in second though and I'm okay with that.

Best Sequel Ever:

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer- I liked Cinder (a lot), but I really liked Scarlet. I think it took the story to a whole new level. 

Currently Reading:

Arranged by Catherine McKenzie

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Tea! I am a BIG tea drinker! It makes me happy. My favourites are Red Rose (Orange Pekoe) and Celestial Seasons Madagascar Vanilla (Rooibos). 

E-reader or Physical Book?

I absolutely prefer physical books. But since I got my new Kobo Aura I have found that I have been using it more often. But I like the way books look on my shelf.  

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Hmm- Probably Conrad from The Summer I Turned Pretty. I had the biggest crush on all the older boys when I was in HS. They all seemed so mature and mysterious to me. 

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Witchlanders by Lena Coakley 

Hidden Gem Book:

45 Pounds (More of Less) by KA Barson

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

The moment my grandmother went through her book boxes with me and showed me how to read the genre tags on the spines of books. It was than that I could finally tell the difference between her "fiction" "suspense" and "romance novels. 

Just Finished:

The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window by Kirsty Moseley

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I don't know that there are any books that I won't try. I am not a huge fan of non-fiction. I generally only read them for school. 

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (870 pages). 
Whoop whoop! I knew Harry Potter would find itself onto my list. 

Major book hangover because of:

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling. 
I devoured this book. I read it the first week it came out and it took me two days. While working eight hours a day on both days. This may be why I have only read it once. 

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Two- But it certainly isn't enough. I also have a dresser in which I use the drawers to house my books. 

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

The Hunter's Moon by OR Melling- I read this for the first time when I was in the fourth grade and have reread it a number of times since then. It's one of my favourites. 

Preferred Place To Read:

My chair in my room. It's big and cozy. I can easily snuggle up into it and read for hours. 

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

"I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labour has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

This book did something to me when I read it. I can't pinpoint what it is. But it was something. I actually have this passage as the screen saver for me phone. 

Reading Regret:

I think my biggest reading regret is getting caught up in the hype of a novel. And feeling like I ABSOLUTELY need to read it right away because it seems like EVERYONE is reading it and loving it. In my experience when a book is overly talked about I kind of don't like it. This is not the rule, but it happens to me more often than not. Make sense? 

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

1) Across the Universe (I've only read the first one)
2) The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini (I've read the first two)

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

1) Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta 
2) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 
3) Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult 

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Megan Hart- The first book I ever read by her- Dirty- was amazing. It is absolutely up there in my top five favourite books. I think she's a brilliant writer and if you want to try something that is out of your comfort zone, check her out. 

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

I get a little over excited at the prospect of a new Black Dagger Brotherhood novel. But coming in March of 2014 is The King which is a different spin on the series. I am very excited about it. 

Worst Bookish Habit:

I don't think that I have bad bookish habits. But you know. While I do make it a habit of using a bookmark if I can't find one I just break the spine of my book and lay it flat. Doesn't matter if it's a paperback or hard cover. This is usually why I break the spines of my books (oh yeah, I do that too).

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Your latest book purchase:

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Boundless by Cynthia Hand- I absolutely needed to know what was going to happen and I lost HOURS of sleep.

Thanks so much to Jamie for coming up with this fun survey. You can find the original post here

~Happy Reading Everyone! 


  1. Agreed about Scarlet :D and I'm also stuck in the middle of The Inheritance Cycle! I don't know if I'll ever finish at this point though >>

  2. This is super fun! I've seen a few people fill this out, and I definitely think I will be doing the same, soon. =)

  3. I love this survey so much! I've really been enjoying reading everyone's answers. I may take part in it at some point when I can find the time, as well.

    Sara! Breaking the spine of a book is ABSOLUTELY a bad bookish habit!!! Tsk tsk, hahaa.

    That is indeed an incredible quote from John Green. I get the impression that his books are insanely quotable.


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