Sunday, August 11, 2013

A To Z: A Bookish Survey

Sunday, August 11, 2013 with 6 comments

Okay, so Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner just posted a really awesome book survey on her blog, and I just couldn't pass up the chance to join in! I always loved filling out surveys on social networking sites, so I was glad to see this one on Jamie's blog. If you'd like to join in, feel free to make a post on your own blog and link to it in the comments section of the original post, as well as down below in my own comments section - I'd love to see what responses you came up with!

Author You've Read The Most Books From:
Ann M. Martin - I devoured The Baby-Sitters Club series when I was growing up.

Best Sequel Ever:
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi - I was blown away by how good this sequel was, and how faithful it was to the feel & tone of the first novel. It felt like I was still reading the first book!

Currently Reading:
World War Z by Max Brooks - This is nothing like the movie, but I'm enjoying the different accounts of the zombie war (fictional, of course). It's taking me a while to get through this, though, as the pacing is rather slow.

Drink Of Choice While Reading:

E-Reader Or Physical Book:
I love my Kindle, but I still prefer the feel of an actual book in my hands.

Fictional Character You'd Have Dated In High School:
Oh, for sure Park from Eleanor & Park - He would have been easy to talk to since I also enjoyed similar music and comics, and I really was attracted to the nice, geeky, music-loving, loner-type guys.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

Hidden Gem Book:
Singing The Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman

Important Moment In Your Reading Life:
Deciding to become a blogger. It was never about gaining followers for me - it was about re-discovering the joys of reading. When I started blogging, I became more conscious of my reading habits, ended my reading slump, and went back to devouring books like I did as a child. I will always be grateful for that.

Just Finished:
The Legacy Lost novella by Anna Banks - Now I'm excited to start Of Poseidon!

Kinds Of Books You Won't Read:
I'll read almost anything, but religious non-fiction does not appeal to me at all. Neither do books that focus on substance abuse, whether fictional or not.

Longest Book You've Read:
I'm going to count The Lord of the Rings trilogy because I own it as a one-volume omnibus, and it's well-over 1,000 pages long. Otherwise I would guess Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (870 pages).

Major Book Hangover Because Of:
I could never get over Harry Potter...never!

Number Of Bookcases You Own:
Only one, but I use some shelves on my entertainment center for books as well (as well as any other available space in my room I can find).

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Preferred Place To Read:
Outdoors - though I don't do it often enough.

Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels:
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” -- John Green in Looking For Alaska (That whole book made me break down more than anything ever has.)

Reading Regret:
That period of time during my teenage years when I stopped immersing myself in books as I did when I was a child.

Series You Started & Need To Get Around To Finishing:
The Blood Ties series by Tanya Huff - I just need to read the last one! It's actually been so long that I may have to re-read the whole series (there are six books in all)....I just didn't want it to end!

Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
John Green. I just love the man!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi - The wait is excruciating!

Worst Bookish Habit:
It's very hard for me to stop reading a book, even if I'm hating it - I need to learn when to give up on a novel I dislike, otherwise I'll just keep on wasting my time.

Marks The Spot - The 27th Book On Your Shelf:
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Your Latest Book Purchase:
Ink by Amanda Sun

Zzz-Snatcher Book (Last Book That Kept You Up WAY Late):
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - I made the mistake of starting this one before going to bed, and by the time I was finished the sun was already up.


  1. Great survey! I did this one last Friday:) I loved Through the ever night and I can't wait for Into the still blue either.

    Eveline's Books

  2. Kimberly I absolutely enjoyed Eleanor & Park too, I just loved, loved, loved that book and I'm glad you picked Park as your book boyfriend, he's so sweet and I love how he got past her looks and looked into her soul.

    I really enjoyed your sentiments on the Important moments in your life, and John Green's quote is so true.

    My A-Z Survey

    1. Park was amazing! Plus, Eleanor reminds me a little of myself, which is why I'd like to think I'd have been a good match with Park...

  3. Thank you for sharing!! I had so much fun answering the survey :) Here are my answers :)


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