Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner created this doozie of a survey, and I couldn’t help but partake.
Author you’ve Read the Most Books From:
J.K. Rowling, I’ve read practically all she has written.
Best Sequel Ever:
No More Parade’s by Ford Madox Ford – does it still count if it is the second of four books? It’s just wonderful, moving from England to France during the First World War, I feel blissful just thinking of it.
Origins of Love by Kishwar Desai
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Nothing. I tend to find I forget to eat or drink, so I take breaks to do so. I suppose if it were anything it would be water.
E-reader or Physical Book?
I have both; an e-reader is perfect for the more cumbersome of books and to travel with, but there is nothing quite like holding a book.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Let’s take a moment to assume someone would have wanted to date me in high school first, because otherwise the answer would be no one. No, scratch that, I am going to answer who I would have had a crush on instead. Bill Weasley, maybe? Four from Divergent? …. I have no idea, any books I have read with teenage characters in have escaped me.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut; I put off reading this for years, now it is one of my favourite books. Odd how the mention of time-travel in a synopsis can put you off a novel.
Hidden Gem Book:
Fifty Shades of Feminism! I wish it had more publicity than it has; fifty tales of what feminism means to fifty diverse women.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
When I finished The Reader by Bernhard Schlink; it changed the way I thought about the world.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford I think (the series is published as one book) at 836 pages.
Major book Hangover Because of:
Parade’s End (are you sensing a theme here?) it took me two weeks before I picked up my next book, Quiet by Susan Cain
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Just one, I have no room for anymore.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Harry Potter series and Six Cousins by Enid Blyton
Preferred Place To Read:
In bed, or snuggled on the sofa with a blanket; I prefer to be cosy, but I’ll probably read almost anywhere.
I regret having wasted my time reading Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey, however, on the other hand, I can’t complain about it if I’ve not read it.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Just three?? (I have a Top 25)
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin – words cannot describe how fantastic this series is!
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
It’s a tie between The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin and Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Scribbling all over my books when inspiration or ideas hit, rather than grabbing a notebook.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Persuasion by Jane Austen – how freakishly wonderful, it’s my favourite!
Your latest book purchase(s):
Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford (I previously had it only on e-reader.)
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
About Love and Other Stories by Chekhov
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
I’m not sure, I tend to cut myself off at a certain time.