Aug 10, 2013

A-Z Book Survey

Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner (a super nice blogger, in case you didn't follow her blog or Twitter) posted a very interesting, fun post to lighten up the blogging atmosphere and help with slumps: an A-Z Book Survey! And she welcomes other people to do it, too--just link up on her post! I thought the idea was great, and after reading her answers, I decided that I wanted to do it, too. So, here are my answers to the A-Z Book Survey, inspired by Jamie's post!

Author You've Read the Most Books From:
Not including Jenny Dale (I read 39/47 Puppy Patrol books in elementary school), I'm pretty sure that this one goes to the one and only Rachel Caine. I've read all fourteen Morganville Vampires books, and the fifteenth ones come out this November. (I don't want the series to end!) I own many other books of hers as well, and I've read the first two books in the Outcast series, along with some Morganville Vampires short stories and such. Eventually, I'll have all her books her read--she's one of my favorites!

Best Sequel Ever:
I am so cheating on this one, because I can't think of one sequel that's the best. There are several good ones, and I'm going to share just a few with you. (Does sequel exclusively mean the second book? Either way, these are just second books.) The Elite by Kiera Cass, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins...

Currently Reading:
While I'm technically in different parts of multiple books, my current read is the sixth book (and I thought final, but apparently there's going to be a seventh some time in the future!) in Meg Cabot's Mediator series, Twilight.

Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water! It's my main drink of choice for everything, really. Sometimes I drink juice.

E-reader or Physical Book?
100% physical books all the way! I just prefer the feel and permanence of a real, actually there book.

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
ALL OF THEM. I love my real non-fictional YA boys! Some examples: Shane Collins, Etienne St. Clair, Augustus Waters, Sam Roth, Jay Heaton...

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
I think I'll go with Incarnate by Jodi Meadows. I'm not sure that the fantasy genre is really my thing and I don't read much of it, but I really, really liked this book, and I'm glad I read it.

Hidden Gem Book:
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. It's so much better than I thought it would be--in fact, it was my favorite book of 2012. This book is SO underrated, and it tells such a great story with fantastic writing. (Click the book's title for my review.)

Important Moment in Your Reading Life:
Reading the Twilight Saga. When I read those books, I wanted to read more books, and then I became more of a reader. Plus, they inspired me to want to be a writer, and I love that. (P.S. TWIHARD FOREVER.)

Just Finished:
Haunted by Meg Cabot.

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
It's not necessarily that I won't read certain kinds of books, it's just what interests me. And one thing that doesn't interest me is super adult and erotica. I'm not old enough for that. And I probably won't ever be.

Longest Book You’ve Read:
I believe that would be Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer, coming in at 756 pages.

Major Book Hangover Because Of:
The Fault in Our Stars (see my spoiled-filled, feels-filled review) gave me a hangover, I believe. I was just so emotional after reading it, and didn't know what to read next. Gosh, THAT BOOK. 

Number of Bookcases You Own:
Five! Four with five shelves, one with six. One bookcase has horizontal stacking on it, but that's because it also holds ARCs, and the ARCs now have to share their space with finish copies. I also have a stack on the floor of library books and duplicate finished copies.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I've lost track of how many times I've read it.

Preferred Place To Read:
My bed! When I'm in room--and especially when it's nighttime--there are few distractions and people talking to me, which makes for the optimal reading time.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
I don't remember a whole lot of quotes from books, but I do remember the last line in The Hunger Games trilogy, and it's one that I love: "But there are much worse games to play."

Reading Regret:
You know, I really don't know. I like what Jamie said, about wishing she'd read Harry Potter as it came out and being a part of the fandom since it started. It would've been really cool to be a part of. I do somewhat regret all those times I chose books over schoolwork, because my grades showed it. And I do wish I spent less time doing other things and more things reading. But I can't really think of a big reading regret!

Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
There are a few of these, but one I really want to finish is The Flappers trilogy by Jillian Larkin--I have all three books and just need to read Diva!

Three of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
I'm cheating again, because I don't know that I have three favorite books. I'm horrible at answering questions like this! BUT. If I had to choose three series that I could reread forever and ever, I think I'd choose Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games trilogy, and Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampires series.

Unapologetic Fangirl For:
The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that series! I know they're not perfect or anything but I just love the characters and the stories and ahhh I just don't ever want the series to end!

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Oh, this is HARD, because there are lots of releases I can't wait to read. But because it's bound to be epic and the books are so amazing, I think I'm going to have to say Allegiant by Veronica Roth. (With honorable mentions to Daylighters by Rachel Caine and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, among others.)

Worst Bookish Habit:
I don't know if it's my worst habit, but I've been really bad at writing reviews lately. I'm behind on writing them, so much so that I don't even remember how I felt about the book and don't know what to write about it.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
Rich Girls, the second book in Victoria Ashton's Confessions of a Teen Nanny trilogy.

Your Latest Book Purchase:
The last time I spent money on books (not gifted!), I bought FIVE: Firelight, Vanish, and Hidden by Sophie Jordan, Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini, and Fear by Michael Grant (the fifth book in the excellent Gone series).

ZZZ-Snatcher Book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
The Summer of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond kept me up pretty late (five in the morning), but that was because I needed to review it for a blog tour. The last book that kept me up because I was so into it was, I think, Vanish by Sophie Jordan; according to Goodreads, I marked it as "read" at 5:59 a.m.

If you choose to do this too, let me know--I want to read yours! And don't forget to link up on the original post!


  1. Love this idea-I wonder if I have time to work on my own post this weekend. Meanwhile you need to catch up on reviews; I miss reading your thoughts!

  2. Thanks for sharing this, by seeing this I did it on my blog too!


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