A To Z Bookish Survey

I used to love filling out the surveys and notes on Facebook back in the day, so when I saw this A to Z survey on Jamie’s blog, I just had to fill it out!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Lemony Snicket (16) followed by J.K. Rowling, Harlan Coben and Sarah Dessen (each with 11).

Best Sequel Ever:

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I loved Shadow and Bone, but Siege and Storm just blew me away!

Currently Reading:

Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsay

Drink of Choice While Reading:

When I’m at home, I have to have Rolo hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows while I read. I can’t believe I didn’t know that was a thing until this year; it’s so good! When I’m at school, I practically live at David’s Tea.

E-reader or Physical Book?

While I love my iPad’s Kindle app for commuting to/from campus, I prefer physical books. I just wish I had enough space to store them all.

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

In high school (and to this day, really) my dating life followed a specific pattern: I became really close friends with a guy who had similar interests and would then be shocked to find out that he was interested in me, even though the rest of the world had been telling me that for months. Or I’d end up having these awkward unrequited crushes on unattainable guys. If I had a choice, though, I’d pick Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss or Wesley from The Archived.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. The first time I tried reading it, I read the first few chapters and then gave up because of the writing style. A little while later, I forced myself to give it another chance, and I ended up loving it!

Hidden Gem Book:

Adorkable by Sarra Manning. It’s a quirky, fun celebration of being unique – and the fact that Jeane is a blogger made me love it even more.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

In high school, I typically read books by authors that I already loved or books that had a huge amount of hype surrounding them. After spending hours reading a book only to realize that I had already read it, I knew that I had to find a way to prevent this from happening again. A quick Google search led me to Goodreads, which sparked my interest in writing reviews, led me to various book blogs… and here we are!

Just Finished:

The Blemished by Sarah Dalton

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

There’s a huge part of me that wants to be able to say, “I’ll read anything.” Unfortunately, that’s not yet the case. I’ve been working on not dismissing certain genres before giving them a chance, but I doubt that I’ll be reading any romance/erotica novels anytime soon – especially if they’re anything like 50 Shades of Grey.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

I’m not sure if The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1796 pages) counts, since it technically contains more than one book… so if it doesn’t, A Dance with Dragons wins that honour (1016 pages).

Major book hangover because of:

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Number of Bookcases You Own:

2. My house is filled with piles of books since both of my bookshelves are full, so I might just have to take over the ones in the guest bedroom…

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I used to reread the series every summer before the release of the next book, and then I’d reread it again before the release of the next movie.

Preferred Place To Read:

In bed! I have a huge, super comfy mattress and about a million throw pillows, so it’s the perfect place to curl up and read.

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

“It’s just that I don’t want to be somebody’s crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it too.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Reading Regret:

I went through a huge true crime phase when I was in my early teens, so I missed out on reading a lot of popular children’s/middle grade books (Pendragon, Artemis Fowl, etc.) that my friends all adored. Now that I’m older, I’m afraid that I won’t appreciate them as much and that thought just makes me sad. :C

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

After scrolling through my to-read list on Goodreads, I discovered that there are very few series that this applies to. Most of the ones on my list that are part of a series that either contains books that haven’t been published yet or are part of a series that I haven’t even started yet. The only book that this applies to is The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen but it’s been a while since I’ve read the Bright Young Things series so I might just have to start from the beginning anyways.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

I honestly can’t choose.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Neil Gaiman. His books are amazing, he wrote a few episodes of Doctor Who that made me feel all the things, he’s working on a video game that looks really neat, he’s married to Amanda Palmer (who I adore), and he has the best hair. I kind of want to be him for a day – though I’d definitely settle for meeting him.

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. I need more Etienne St. Clair in my life! I’m also really excited for John Green’s next book and Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, obviously.

Worst Bookish Habit:

I hardly ever lend out books. I treat my books with the utmost care and I’m paranoid that someone is going to dog-ear a page or keep it or something. So, if I’ve ever lent you a book, you should feel really honoured.

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

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Your latest book purchase:

I haven’t made a trip to the bookstore recently, but I finally got around to pre-ordering Allegiant by Veronica Roth earlier this month.

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

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick. I kept telling myself that I would only read one more chapter… then the next thing I knew, it was 3 am and I was finished.

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