Monday, August 19, 2013

A-Z Bookish Survey!


The lovely wonderful Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner is fabulous and has created a fabulous survey and I am soooo excited to take it myself! :)

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Even though I no longer read her books, just because I've aged out of them, I still have them on my shelf: Lauren Brooke.  She wrote the Heartland series and I love every single book and still have them all lined up on my contemporary shelf.  YAY! :)

Best Sequel Ever:

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher.  Because Incarceron was brilliant, and then there was Sapphique.  You know?  YOU DON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU'VE READ IT.  So.  Read it.

Currently Reading:

The Sins of the Wolf by Anne Perry (;asldkfj;askldjf THIS WOMAN); The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (meh...not so much); Liesel & Po by Lauren Oliver (I'm in love with Lauren, basically!).

Drink of Choice While Reading
Tea!  Always tea.  Of course tea.  My favorite is TARDIS or Peeta tea...from

E-reader or Physical Book?

Physical book.  OMG I can't even concentrate on an e-reader.  I tried - trust me, I tried.  But to no avail.

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

Ermergersh.  Ummm...???  In high school I actually had no real boy interests...more like middle school.  That was my time.  And in that time I would have picked the misunderstood bad boy. AKA someone like.... Cole from Everneath/Everbound by Brodi Ashton.  But now I'd go for someone like Oliver.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.  Because I almost didn't read it and omg I'm glad I did because my life has changed completely because of this book omg you have no idea just reeeeeaaaaad it.  And then I met Elizabeth Wein and I almost started crying while thanking her and yup.  (A runner-up would be Delirium.  Yep.  It changed me.)

Hidden Gem Book:

The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry.  OHHH this book.  It was incredible.  I'm not one for historical fiction but TQD captured me in such a way that I never wanted to put it down.  It has some more mature content, so beware younger teen readers.  But everyone should give this book a shot one time or another.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

I think just starting Yearning to Read was the biggest step.  It pushed me to read more than I'd ever pushed me to realize I wanted to be the author on the other end of the just...pushed me.  In such an awesome direction.  So blessed!

Just Finished:

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - super cute! :)

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Erotica is obvious.  I just won't.  Nuh-uh yuck.

Longest Book You’ve Read:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1276 pages) - Proud to say it's one of my top favorite books! :)

Major book hangover because of:

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris.  UGH this book I just can't even with it anymore.  It's too much lovely and wonderful and goodness all wrapped up with a HORRID CLIFFHANGER ENDING that ripped my heart into shreds.

Number of Bookcases You Own:

ERM.  Well.  I suppose 5?  Two are shelves, one is a nightstand, one is a dresser (it holds probably 250 books) and the last one is giant with cubes and it holds another 200-250 books.  These are all filled to the brim, overflowing, actually.  It's scary and wonderful all at once.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

The City of Ember by Jean DuPrau.  It's still one of my all-time favorites!

Preferred Place To Read:

The bed!  Definitely.  So much relaxing.  :)

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
"KISS ME, HARDY!  Kiss me, QUICK!" - Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.  So, um.  I cried just writing that out.

Reading Regret:

OOOOH I have no idea...  Ummm....  I guess...not reading more classics like I said I was going to.  There are about 100 of them, unread and sitting on my shelf, that I have not read.  I should change that shortly.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Well that's just evil.  THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM.  I feel like it, at least.  Maybe not.  Actually, there aren't.  The Eve trilogy is one.  River of Time series (one book left!) and Relic Master.

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Oh dear.  Ok so.  1.  The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky.  2.  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.  3.  Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Sarah J. Maas, N. D. Wilson, Lauren Oliver, Cornelia Funke, Elizabeth Norris....

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Oh goodness.  There are a lot right now, but I think right now, of books coming out in 2013, I'd say These Broken Stars by Kaufman and Spooner.  It has the most delicious cover AND I'm a hopeless romantic and sci-fi junkie, which is what this book is all about.  WIN-WIN.  For 2014, I'd say Panic by Lauren Oliver is my pick!

Worst Bookish Habit:
Being supa-dupa OCD about my books.  I mean, sure, it's good to have organization.  But I get teased.  I do, and it probably won't ever stop.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, coincidentally.  :D

Your latest book purchase:
A;LSDKJFA;LSDKJF all the books. >:[  Except not.  It was a trio:  Silas Marner by George Eliot, Confessions by Saint Augustine, and Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac.

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

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.  I went and ordered the next book early the next morning.  I still have not read it (it's been only a couple weeks) - but that's still dumb. I NEED TO READ IT.

Ok that was SUUUUPER fun.  Everyone else should hop on over to Jamie's and give it a whirl!! :)  XOXO


  1. *sob* YOUR QUOTE! *sob*

  2. Briana @ Bree's BooksAugust 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    haha I didn't do this survey, but if I did, we'd have similar answers. ;) I too, am an unapologetic fangirl for Lauren Oliver, and I looove Code Name Verity; definitely an all-time favorite.

    I think my choice for best sequel would be The Evolution of Mara Dyer because... well, I'm pretty sure you know. Haven't read Catherine Fisher's series yet, but the first book is on my bookshelf somewhere.