A to Z Reader Survey

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Authors you've read the most books from:
Douglas Adams, Jane Austen, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Neil Gaiman, C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, and William Shakespeare

Best sequel ever:
All of the Harry Potter sequels (I know that’s cheating)

Currently reading:
Arrowsmith, The Cuckoo’s Calling and Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Drink of choice while reading:
Usually either coffee or red wine.

Ereader or physical book:
Physical books all the way, but I’m finally used to occasionally reading on my kindle.

Fictional character that you probably would have dated in high school:
Quentin in Paper Towns or Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I love the quiet guys.

Glad you gave this book a chance:
The Sparrow, seriously it’s so good and the description of it makes it sound awful.

Hidden Gem book:
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, shows the true meaning of endurance.

Important moment in your reading life:
Reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in high school and realizing how fantastic nonfiction could be.

Just Finished:
Re-reading American Gods

Kind of books you won't read:
Romance novels and modern political whining

Longest book you read:
Probably The Count of Monte Cristo or War and Peace.

Major book hangover because of:
The Harry Potter series, every time I read it I don’t want to read anything else.

Number of bookcases you own:
Oh man, nine bookcases including two massive ones that take up a whole wall.

One book you've read multiple times:
Ender’s Game

Preferred place to read:
Curled up on the couch with my pup.

Quote that inspires you:
“Let me be something every minute of every hour of my life…And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.” — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Reading Regret:
Not getting the chance to visit Oscar Wilde’s grave when I was in Paris.

Series you started and need to finish:
Sue Grafton’s alphabet series, I read one whenever I need a break from another book.

Three of your all-time favorite books:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Unapologetic fangirl for:
Neil Gaiman and Harry Potter

Very excited for this release:

Worst bookish habit:
Buying all of the books!

Xmarks the spot! Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Portable Dorothy Parker

Your last bookish purchase:
A gorgeous 1916 copy of A Girl of the Limberlost from Half Priced Books.

Zzz-snactcher. Which book kept you up way to late:
The Night Circus

Photo by moi. 


Sandy Nawrot said...

What an adorable post! So much I could comment on, but I have to ask...have you listened to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil on audio? If not, then you absolutely MUST. Truly it is something I'm still shaking my head over. Indescribably amazing.

Sarah said...

NINE bookcases?!?! *drools*

anarmchairbythesea said...

Oh I love these sorts of things! The Night Circus also kept me up waaaay too late, both first and second times I read it! May have to do this myself :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm very excited about the new Salinger books, too! What a nice surprise. As for The Night Circus, it wasn't one that I thought was worth staying up to read. It just wasn't my cup of tea.

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Political whining. Ha!! And totally agree with Harry Potter as best sequel(s) ever. Will you be posting a review of American Gods? That's one that I've been meaning to read for ages and it just keeps getting pushed. Love this meme--hoping to post answers soonish.

Anonymous said...

LOVE this! Hope to borrow it someday, looks fun.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sandy - I haven't! I need to find that on audio, I would love to listen to it.

Sarah - :)

Bex - I'm looking forward to re-reading Night Circus at some point. I loved it!

misfortuneofknowing - I was so surprised about the Salinger books!

Trish - I am! The review goes up on Tuesday.

bkclubcare - I'd love to see your answers!

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

Jealous of your bookshelves-I wish I had more because I need more storage space!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Bookworm1858 - I turned our dining room into a library!