September 18, 2013

A to Z Book Survey


How perfect is that sentiment? It's like Mr. Trollope took a peek through my windows on a Sunday morning. (Which would be doubly hard, considering we live on the third floor and, well, he's been dead for more than 130 years—WAIT. He totally ghost peeped. What a creeper.) My Sunday ritual consists of exactly these items: my sofa, a book and a cup (or two) of coffee. It's my time to recharge.

Last month, two blogger friends—Who've I've now met in real life! It's so fun to meet online friends.—Amanda of Dragonflight Dreams and Laura of Hello, Clementine! posted their answers to the A to Z Book Survey. (Amanda's | Laura's) I'm a little late in taking part, but I was re-inspired when I found the above quote on Pinterest. So, read on friends, and let me tell you about my books.

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Francine Pascal, thanks to the Fearless series being 36 books long.

Best Sequel Ever
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Phillip Pullman

Currently Reading
Mara by Veronica Bane

Drink of Choice While Reading
Coffee, natch.

E-reader or physical book?
Physical book. There's something about actually holding a book in my hands that an e-reader just can't replicate. (I do understand the benefits of e-readers, however; I'm not against them or anything.)

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School
Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)

Glad You Gave This Book a Chance
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Hidden Gem Book
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Planet X by Michael Jan Friedman (It's—no joke—a TNG/X-Men crossover.)

Important Moment in Your Reading Life
Reading Brave New World in high school. Because of that book, I fell in love with the dystopian genre.

Just Finished
Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
There aren't many, but ... erotica, probably? I've never really tried, but I feel like I'd get super uncomfortable reading that genre.

Longest Book You’ve Read
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

Major Book Hangover Because of
The Hunger Games

Number of Bookcases You Own

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Preferred Place to Read

Quote That Inspires You
Other than the one above? "For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."—Vincent Van Gogh

Reading Regret
Not getting into graphic novels until after college.

(Complete) Series You Started and Need to Finish
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Three of Your All Time Favorite Books
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, and Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Unapologetic Fangirl For
Neil Gaiman

Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Worst Bookish Habit
Not being able to part with books, even if they're terrible.

X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Your Latest Book Purchase
What's Left Of Me by Kat Zhang

ZZZ-Snatcher Book (last one that kept you up way too late)
More Than This by Patrick Ness


  1. I'm so glad we're real-life friends.

  2. That's X-Men/Star Trek book was legit. Wolverine and Worf make the best BFFs.

    And I've ready all three of the favorite books you listed! I mean, I borrowed two of them from you on your recommendation, but that's neither here nor there.

  3. Thanks for the shout-out! And I'm so glad we finally got to meet in person. I hope you can make it to coffee again this month. :)

    Also, that quote is marvelous. Also also, for motivation to get rid of books you didn't like:

  4. I LOVE THIS. And am totally going to procrastinate later by doing this :)

  5. The Murtis library is fully stocked with excellent books. ;)

  6. I think I'll be able to make it! :)

    And thanks for the link. That could come in real handy.

  7. Yay! I'll look forward to reading your answers.

  8. Have I ever mentioned that I was hostess to Neil Gaiman once? :o) He is very kind. Have you met him?

    Also, I am going to steal this list and write one of my own, if that's okay?

  9. !!! I'm so jealous. I've never met him, no, but it's lovely to hear that he's kind.

    And please! I stole it from other bloggers, but it's too fun not to. :)

  10. Brave New World introduced me to dystopian novels too! I love them now :)

  11. Now that is a long book series. I love that you went with a photo of the place you read. I'm new to Gaiman (terribly late to the game, I admit) but as soon as I picked up his newest book I read two more and I have some on hold now.

    Loved reading your survey. I did the same survey a while back and enjoyed doing it. Does it ever get old to talk books? ^_^

  12. I feel the need to read it again now, soon! :)

  13. I love talking books. I love books, in general! I'm very glad you found Gaiman—his books are just so magical.