Monday, September 2, 2013

A-Z Book Survey!

This survey was created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner. It looked super fun! Here are my A-Z bookish answers!

Author you’ve read the most books from: 
Sharon M. Draper, at 11 books! I haven't read her books in a long time and they haven't been on my mind so I wasn't expecting her name to pop up on Goodreads when I looked this up!

Best Sequel Ever: 
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand. (I took this question as best SECOND book in a series.)

Currently Reading: 
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Not very far into it, but I'm loving it....and it's messing with my mind!

Drink of Choice While Reading: 
No preference. I drink water most often.

E-reader or Physical Book? 
Physical book by a revolution around the earth!! After four months of having an e-reader, and 10 months of using an e-reader period, I'm just barely starting to be OKAY with reading from a screen. I really dislike not physically turning the pages, seeing my progress; mentally remembering what page number I'm on, etc.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Henry from Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. The plain cover repelled me from reading it at first. Then as I heard more whispers about the book and as those turned into raves, I picked it up from my library on a complete whim. Now it's one of my all-time favorite books.

Hidden Gem Book: 
Dreamhunter by Elizabeth Knox. One of the best random book selections I made at the library.

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Discovering Vain by Fisher Amelie. This work of fiction has completely taken hold of my life and has made me feel more than I ever have.

Just Finished:
East of Eden by John Steinbeck--it was really great!

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: 
Mystery/thriller, high fantasy, erotica, most New Adult.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (870 pages) P.S. I have the page counts for the H.P. series memorized. (Easy way to find this out. Go to your Goodreads “read” list, don’t scroll down but where you are on the screen there will be this little tab on the bottom that lets you choose how you want to scroll or how many books you want display. There is also a sort option with a drop down and you can sort by page.) 

Major book hangover because of: 
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. The last two words in the book. Oh my god. So beautiful; I loved it all; too beautiful not to leave me in heartache.

Number of Bookcases You Own:
Two, but only one set (3 out of 6 shelves total) have books on them. I only own books I KNOW I will reread.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: 
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. (11 times. Yes. You read that correctly. There are two "ones" right there. Fun fact: 9 of those 11 were within 6 months of each other.)

Preferred Place To Read: 
Outside or my bed.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: 
"Your garage." -Emilia, The Sea of Tranquility
This will not make sense to those who have not read the book, but I cry when I think about this quote. Just WOW do I get the feels from this quote!

Reading Regret: 
Not picking up Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck when I first saw it in B&N in 2011. I completely overlooked it and misjudged the cover (I know, scold me for my sin.) and instead read it 22 months later when a friend recommended it to me. Now it's one of my favorite series!

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series): 
Summer series by Jenny Han. (There are a lot of series that I haven't started period and really need to begin too!) 

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: 
Vain by Fisher Amelie, The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Harry Potter & the Dealthy Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Unapologetic Fangirl For: 
Fisher Amelie. I am not someone who holds celebrities or famous people up on a pedestal and idolize them, but I sweat to you, if I ever meet Fisher Amelie. I will be so overcome with emotion that I will ball my eyes out. That's how much her novel VAIN means to me. 

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: 

Worst Bookish Habit: 
I actually tend to fantasize about reading and books more than I ACTUALLY read them. I know, it doesn't make sense, but I guess the anticipation of reading is just as enjoyable for me.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: 
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Your latest book purchase:
E-books don't count in my mind for this one, so the last paperback was This Girl by Colleen Hoover.

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. I stayed up until 4am. Bawled. My. Eyes. Out. 

If you want to do this too, I would LOVE to see your answers! Please link back to Jamie's original post, and leave the link to your suvery in my comments below so I can check it out!

Happy reading!


  1. Funny, the author of TIGER'S CURSE sent me her first two books in 2010 and I STILL haven't read them. I've heard lots of great things about them, so I really, really, really need to give them a chance. And soon!

    1. GASP! Colleen Houck sent you the first two books of her Tiger's series and you haven't read them yet??? D: That's practically a crime! Please read them soon! And I guess if you end up not liking them, pass the books on to new readers!! :)

  2. I loved doing this survey! And I loved reading your answers, I agreed with so many of your answers, too :)
    Have a great weekend!

    1. I'm going to scavenge your blog to find your answers! It was fun, wasn't it! :) Thanks for checking mine out. <3 <3 Holly