The crafts have been taking over, and I only have so much time before school books take over my brain again, so I have been re-focusing my would be craft energy into reading. This change in focus caused me to peruse a different set of blogs than usual and I found myself looking for reading suggestions in other bloggers reviews and A-Z Book Surveys. As much as I like to think I could write book reviews I thought better of it and followed the survey instead.
I hope it helps you find reading inspiration – Now hit the books!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
I have read an equal number of books by Terry Goodkind and Charlaine Harris – 12 in each series. However, Terry Goodkind is done with the Sword of Truth Series while Charlaine Harris continues to write Sookie Stackhouse novels. I have also read a few Terry Pratchett books so who knows, Discworld could take the book count soon.
Best Sequel Ever:
“Speaker for the Dead” Sequel to “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card.
“Milagro Beanfield War” and loving it.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Coffee on Sunday mornings, tea in the winter, wine in the summer and water when I’m on the farm.
E-reader or Physical Book?
I’m definitely a physical book girl, even when it means a heavy bag while backpacking or traveling.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
In high school? Man. I was into brooding and athletic in high school (who am I kidding, that’s my type in adulthood too) – Tomas from “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” Maybe or Oliver Wood, and Cedric Diggory from HP.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
“Enders Game” – It taught me that I am a fantasy novel geek.
Hidden Gem Book:
“ Lamb” Christopher Moore
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Junior year of high school, IB English Lit Reading List. Isabel Allende and Toni Morrison. Opened my eyes.
Grad school makes me boring – “Getting to Yes” by Fisher and Ury for the third time.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’ll read anything, but erotica generally bores me as do technical books.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
No clue. “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett was close to 1000 pages though, printed on an 8”x5” binding…
Major book hangover because of:
Wally Lamb’s “She’s Come Undone” and “Glamorama” by Brett Easton Ellis. Both were intense.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
2. I have overflow from my 6’x5’ bookshelf though, even after going two deep on a few rows, and the second one is full as well.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
I have read all the HP books multiple times and will continue to pick them up again and again. I deliberately pick up “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee periodically as well as a few other favorites.
Preferred Place To Read:
On the grass, in the sun or on the couch under a blanket.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Not getting into fantasy novels until after college. I could have enjoyed myself so much more!
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
Does Discworld count as a series? I read about five of those and would like to read more.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
“Half Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling. “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamont.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Harry Potter. Always.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Right now there are no books I am waiting on however “Ender’s Game” is FINALLY a movie!
Worst Bookish Habit:
The world becomes dead to me. I get totally engrossed and ignore anything and anyone around me until I’m done.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
“Cadillac Dessert” – Started it, but things got in the way. It is high on the list for next reads though!
Your latest book purchase:
“American Gods” by Neil Gaiman.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Every time I read “Deathly Hallows.”