Sunday, August 18, 2013

A-Z Bookish Survey

A-Z Bookish Survey

After stumbling upon this survey created by Jaime @ The Perpetual Page-Turner on a few of my favorite book blogs, I figured I would join the party too, even though I know I'm showing up quite late >.<  I've always loved filling out surveys like these and a bookish one seemed like far too much fun to pass up, so -here we go:

Author You've Read the Most Books from:
Erin Hunter, which is actually 4 authors working under one name on a few HUGE series'.  At last count I'd read 36 of her (their) books in the Warrior Series.  By a single author, it would be J.K. Rowling with 10.

Best Sequel Ever:
Either The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) by Brandon Sanderson or Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor

Currently Reading:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - for the very first time might I add *EEK*

Drink of Choice While Reading:
I always have a bottle of water besides me, while reading or otherwise but I do like to snuggle up with a nice warm cup of tea and a good book!

E-reader or Physical Book?
Nothing beats a good old fashioned paper book.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Hmm, does it have to be just high school?  I'm going to answer for both high school and right now too.  In high school I would have loved to date Edward Cullen and right now I would love to date The Doctor from Doctor Who as portrayed by David Tennant.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Ashfall by Mike Mullin: I was worried I'd be too much of a scardy cat to enjoy this one so I hesitated a bit but I am SO glad I went ahead and read it!

Hidden Gem Book:
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson and  Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Reading the Harry Potter series because I read it right after being done University and I had stopped reading for pleasure back then without even really realizing it. Harry Potter is responsible for me rediscovering my love affair with books and to this day it is still my all time favorite books series.

Just Finished:
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Realistic fiction with historicals being an exception.  If it's modern day with no fantasy or paranormal elements, then no.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
 My Lord of the Rings anthology is over 1100 pages.

Major Book Hangover Because of:
 Harry Potter was the worst.  That's why I kept re-reading the series, rather than dealing with the hangover LOL  Twilight caused a similar reaction back in the day.  Other more recent hangovers include the Daughter of Smoke & Bone books and the Mistborn books.

Number of Bookcases You Own:
 3 and since before BEA they were I actually have stacks of book on the floor! *sobs*

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
 Harry Potter Series, I've read books 1-7 a total of 7 times...coincidence?  ;)

Preferred Place to Read:
 In my usual corner on the couch with my feet streched out so I take up the ENTIRE couch.

Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All the Feels from a Book You’ve Read:
 ''I am not worried, Harry,'' said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water.  ''I am with you.'' ♥

Reading Regret:
 That University put me in a long term reading rut.  I was reading so much for class that I gave up reading for fun!  By the time I started up again, books 1-6 of the Harry Potter series were out, so I never got to take part in all the Midnight release parties and things like that.

Series You Started and Need To Finish (All Books Are Out in Series):
 The Original Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, I still need to read book #3

Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
 I'll do one from each of my favorite series so: Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7),  Mistborn #1 and Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)

Unapologetic Fangirl for:
 J.K. Rowling, Brandon Sanderson and Laini Taylor
When I met Sanderson at BEA, both times I was a geeky fangirl. I have no shame.

Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others:
 Dreams of Gods & Monsters!!  I need this book in my life, NOW.

Worst Bookish Habit:
 Asides from wanting ALL THE BOOKS, ALL THE TIME regardless of how many books I own that I haven't read yet...I'd say, wallowing in book hangovers for too long so I don't get started on other new books sometimes.

X Marks the Spot: Start at the Top Left of Your Shelf and Pick the 27th Book:
 Pure (Covenant #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Your Latest Book Purchase:
 Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones

ZZZ-snatcher Book (Last Book That Kept You Up WAY Late):
 Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning


  1. Great picks, love the HP love ^^
    I added those Erin Hunter books!
    My survey will be up tomorrow :)

    1. No big surprise eh? haha
      Oh sweet, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did :D
      Loved reading your answers too ♥

  2. Loved reading your answers! I know what you mean about being in a reading rut after college; I never had any time for leisure reading while I was a student, and sadly, it just became the norm. One of the worst book hangovers I ever had was after reading Deathly Hallows; I just couldn't let go and immediately began rereading it.

    1. Awww thanks Lee ♥ Yup, the same thing happened to me in University, when your head is in books most of the time if you have a spare minute your not running out to read more >.< And YES DH was THE worst book hangover for me - like you said, I just could NOT let go and had to keep re-reading!

  3. Eep I'm so glad you did this one too! :D And you're reading Throne of Glass! ^^
    I loved Days of Blood & Starlight too! I read many reviews saying it didn't live up to DoSaB but I didn't feel that way. And I think I forgot to add Laini Tayloer to the 'fangirl' section o.O
    Shadowfever also kept me up wayyy into the early morning! I want to read Iced soon because I need to get back into that world :)
    Great answers, hun! I also didn't read any non-fantasy or non-paranormal books for about 10 years before I (re)discovered YA contemporary novels.

    1. Double YAY :D ^^
      Yeah to me DoB&S was boyond epic, especially since I usually have bad luck with sequels! Laini Taylor is a genius ♥
      Oh cool, I'm planning on reading Iced soon too - and I almost want to do a Fever Series re-read! Definitely worth a second look *ahem* Barrons *cough*

      Thanks doll, yeah I used to read contemporaries when I was younger/in my teens but I just haven't been able to get back into them recently.

    2. Barrons. Totally. Especially in the later books! I hope he and Mac will feature in Iced every now and again!

    ''I am not worried, Harry,'' said Dumbledore, his voice a little stronger despite the freezing water. ''I am with you.'
    I am just sat here with goosebumps EVERYWHERE! How could I forget that line? *Sniiiiiff*.
    Think I'm going to have to try Mistborn by your survey :P and looooove Laini Taylor!

    1. YES! That quote always brings the feels for me...and often times a few tears to my eyes too ♥ sigh.

      Oooh I sure hope you DO try Mistborn cause I have a feeling you'd love it! And yeah Laini Taylor is a goddess!!

  5. Aww yeah, I feel like we are book twins, Micheline! Or at least, we have the potential to be, if we had read more books in common with each other. But HP had such a huge impact in my life, and Days of Blood and Starlight just blew my mind, it was so good! Now Mistborn (and Brandon Sanderson) - that is one I STILL need to read. It WILL happen though, I swear. I knew that it would have to happen after I read your review. Someday!


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