Friday, August 9, 2013

My A to Z Reading Survey!

Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner came up with this creative A to Z survey about all things bookish. Since it's a rainy Friday afternoon here, I thought it would be fun to work on this and give you all a little more insight into my recent reading! Check out the original A to Z post here, so you can join in the fun!


Author you’ve read the most books from:

Hmm... this is a close race between Piers Anthony, J. D. Robb(Nora Roberts), and Tamora Pierce.  I think that I've read almost every book they've each written and they've each written plenty!

Best Sequel Ever:

OMG, this is so hard! I guess in recent times, it's been The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke.  I loved the first book, but thought this second one was AMAZING.  I can't wait for book three.

Currently Reading:

The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda and Clockwork Fairy Tales, a Collection of Steampunk Fables.  

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Coffee in the morning (or if it's cold in any way) or water.

E-reader or Physical Book?

Either or... though if the book is huge or if I'm traveling, I definitely prefer them on my Nook now. 

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

Ummm... I was sort of a late-bloomer, so I probably wouldn't have dated any fictional character before I started dating my husband our senior year, but if I had to pick, Tucker from the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand (who is pretty much just like my husband...). 

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Boy21 by Matthew Quick. I never would have picked this one up on my own (I hated the cover and I don't generally read sports books) but this one was GREAT. 

Hidden Gem Book:

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund... I try to recommend this one to everyone. KILLER UNICORNS!

Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Going to BEA for the first time! (Check out info on BEA here) That was one of my favorite days ever!! 

Just Finished:

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz. 

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

Generally, I tend to avoid "war" books and I'm not a huge non-fiction reader.  Other than that, I'm pretty open to anything! 

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Probably A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (835 pages). I tried to read Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1037 pages) in high school, but as I didn't finish it, that can't count. :P

Major book hangover because of:

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I didn't want to read anything for a while after that one.  It was just too beautifully done! 

Number of Bookcases You Own:

Four. I have three "regular" short, wide bookcases and one really tall bookcase that I use as a pretty display for my absolute favorite books. 

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce.  This is my heart book. The one book I love above all others.  I reread it at least once a year. 

Preferred Place To Read:

Honestly, bed.  I read every night before I go to sleep and if I can sneak in there on the weekends or my days off to read, I often will... 

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

Oh, I have several: 
First there is an entire scene in Unearthly where Tucker tells Clara that he loves her and he just had to say it, but that he has no expectation that she say it back right then....OMG, my husband and I had that exact conversation and I just can't even... this moment in this book...the FEELS! 

Second, from Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, "hand in hand with the boy who gave me the moon and the stars."  *sigh* 

Third, from For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, "No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star." *sigh, sigh, sigh... sigh* 

Reading Regret:

I regret the number of years that I went thinking that Tamora Pierce had only written one book! My public library only had one when I was young and so, because I never thought to ask *headdesk*, I mistakenly thought that was it for her.  How wrong I was! When I finally found out my mistake, I spent the next year or so reading EVERY OTHER BOOK SHE'D EVER WRITTEN! Crazy. 

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):

I have two - The Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale (I've read all but book ten!) and the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (I still need to read the last two!) 

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

I'm going to try for ones I haven't mentioned yet... The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause and Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Tamora Pierce. Writing goddess. 
Diana Peterfreund.  Anything she writes, I will read. No questions asked. 

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

At the moment, Infinityglass by Myra McEntire. I CANNOT wait to devour that book. 

Worst Bookish Habit:

I think mine might be my inability to be without a pile of books waiting to be read... I have this inane fear that I won't have anything to read.  I work in a library, which definitely does NOT help me with this problem... 

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

Oooh. I'm not at home, so I'm going to do this virtually. I'm going to go onto my Nook page and I'll tell you the 27th book in my unread shelf...

Flightless Bird by Paulina Ulrich. 

Your latest book purchase:

Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs. 

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

I could not put down This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers once I started reading it.  I finally had to force myself to put it down with like five chapters to go when I couldn't get my eyes to focus any more. 

So, what are your reading A to Zs??

1 comment:

  1. Jessica I'm now following your blog :) I'm so envious that you work at the library, OMG that's absolutely my dream job!!!

    I really must read The Scorpio Races, I love Maggie Stiefvater's writing but yet to read The Scorpio Races. I also love Maria V Snyder's stories.

    Vampire Academy is also in my series need to be finished list, and I love the last quote, oh that's swoon worthy! I think it's cute that there's one book that you re-read yearly and lastly, I'd love to go to a BEA at least just once in my life, but alas it's a bit complicated because of geographical reasons :D

    My A-Z Survey