Recently I saw Kim over at Tranquil Dreams up her Book Survey, and I thought that I simply had to get on board with this. It was a great idea, and you all know how much I love to read! So I got cracking on it and had an absolute blast putting this post together. Thanks a lot Kim!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Karin Slaughter / Stephen King
Best Sequel Ever:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin
Drink of Choice While Reading:
E-reader or Physical Book:
Physical. While e-readers are useful, they will never, ever top a physical book. Those pages… that smell. Love!
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School:
Augustus Waters. I mean come on… he’s awesome, and what a personality! Not like that is a stretch or anything, you’d be crazy if you didn’t understand the appeal, but after reading The Fault In Our Stars I simply fell in love with that kid.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Blindsighted – Karin Slaughter. I am glad that I saved this one and the sequel from being thrown out and that I gave it a shot, despite the cover, because it introduced me to one of my all time favourite authors.
Hidden Gem Book:
Oh difficult… the first books that spring to mind are both Anne Rice novels. If I had to choose one of the two, I would say Memnoch The Devil purely because that was some amazing speculation. I completely discarded the whole “story” of Lestat that was snaking through it, it is as though he was there only to present the greater part of what was to be said, and I found Memnoch The Devil to be a very intricate and unique outlook to Heaven and Hell. Well worth the read. Like I say, you can view Lestat only as the vessel with which to convey an idea, but that idea was just so interesting.
Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
One Scream Away – Kate Brady
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Romance. Soppy, sappy, useless romance. Yuck.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Oh jeesh… I read a lot of really long books. Can’t think of just one but off the top of my head I would probably have to say Ken Follett’s World Without End.
Major Book Hangover Because of:
The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Don’t even ask. I can’t explain it. I am not done with them, but reading other books in between them has become a chore, I just want to go back and finish them!
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Three seriously overcrowded ones and a mini one at work.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
There are many, but let’s call it quits on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
Preferred Place to Read:
My bed. I love being propped up on my pillows, under my blanket, with my light and all comfortable and cosy.
Quote that Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels From a Book You’ve Read:
I really don’t think that I need to explain this… if you have read the book you will understand.
I regret never having done Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby in school. Not like it was my choice or anything (we did other books), but I’ll always lament not having done it in so much detail.
Series You Started and Need to Finish (all books are out in series):
Stephen King’s Dark Tower series.
Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Long Hard Road Out of Hell – Marilyn Manson and Neill Strauss
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling (Yep, third time lucky – can you tell I absolutely love this book?)
The Green Mile – Stephen King
Unapologetic Fangirl for:
Karin Slaughter. That woman can write, oh my goodness! I love her work, her characters, the realism, all of it. Brilliant!
Very Excited for this Release more than the Others:
In terms of books made into films, Joe Hill’s Horns. In terms of a book releases, Cop Town by Karin Slaughter just came! Eeeeeek!
Worst Bookish Habits:
Putting a million books on my reading list, then carting an armful of them with me between home, travelling, and work. It’s ridiculous.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Carrie – Stephen King
Your Latest Book Purchase:
I just received my Divergent Trilogy box set and I love it!
Zzz-Snatcher Book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt