Today, instead of a discussion post, because I don’t really feel like it to be quite honest, you get to know me a little bit better through this A to Z Bookish Survey, created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner.
Which I did to prepare for his signing… which is apparently totally full and so now I don’t get to meet him and asdjfkl; life sucks and then you die.
Author you’ve read the most books from:According to Goodreads, that would be Rick Riordan! Not surprisingly. Eight books, two novellas, for a grand total of 10 books. Is that a lot? I haven’t even gotten to his Egyptian series yet.
Best sequel ever:asdfjkl; I hate picking favorites. I think… Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Though Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas is a very close second.
Currently reading:Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Drink of choice while reading:Tea. Always tea. And my favorite teas are Raspberry Pomegranate and Autumn Storm.
E-reader or physical book?I don’t think any die hard book nerd could possibly say e-reader. Physical books ftw. Pretty, strokeable covers, that wonderful smell, it’s a must. (Though I read plenty of e-books.)
Fictional character you probably would have actually dated in high school:This is such a tough one. I’m going to go with Trevor from Pivot Point by Kasie West. I totally went for the silent, kind of nerdy, kind of artsy, but really sweet guys.
Glad you gave this book a chance:Hmm…. Golden by Jessi Kirby. I wouldn’t have picked it up without the prodding of bookish friends, because before then, I wasn’t very big on contemporary. I am growing to love it more since though.
Hidden gem book:This is hard because, what qualifies as a hidden gem? I’m looking at the number of ratings on Goodreads for this, and that brings me to Parallel by Lauren Miller. I had my troubles with that book, but it’s stayed with me for a while. I just keep thinking about how awesome it was.
Important moment in your reading life:I think it’s really lame to copy Jamie, but I totally agree: discovering Goodreads was a defining moment. Alternatively I would have said reading The Hunger Games, because that sparked my true love for reading, but I only found the books appealing to me after I discovered Goodreads. Otherwise I still wouldn’t know which books to pick up.
Just finished:Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Can you hear my aching, screaming heart?
Kinds of books you won’t read:Vampires. Werewolves. BYE.
Longest book you’ve read:Apparently that’s Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling at 870 pages. Bahaha. I should work on that. I’m just not a fan of long books?
Major book hangover because of:All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. Just. Ugh. That book. It still hurts me.
Number of bookcases you own:Right now just three. But it’s not enough, and I’ll have to get some more soon. (Two of them are pretty tiny, so yeah.)
One book you have read multiple times:I’m not that much of a re-reader nowadays because book blogging forces me to keep reading new books. Going back to my favorites is difficult. So I think my most read book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter was basically the only thing I read as a child. So, the first book I’ve read at least 11 times. That is not an exaggeration.
Preferred place to read:In bed. Yeah. I don’t have one of those super comfy lounge chairs.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
I’m cheating and giving you three, deal with it!
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
“I just want you to know that you’re very special… and the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky