Author You’ve Read The Most Books From:
Charles Dickens. I’ve read ten of his novels, story collections, and plays. I should mention this survey applies to my adult reading habits. I’m sure I read upwards of 50 Babysitter’s Club books in the fifth grade.
Best Sequel Ever:
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. I found the second book in the His Dark Materials series a bit better than the first book and certainly better than this last book. I’m drawn to Will Parry’s character.
Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope and A Clash of Kings by George R R Martin
Drink of Choice while Reading:
E-Reader or Physical Book:
I love my physical books, but I will say that my e-reader is wonderful for lunch breaks, long trips, midnight nursing sessions, and when I have sick kids. It has enhanced my reading, but in no way replaced my love of “real” books.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Dated In High School:
Unfortunately I would have wanted to date Heathcliff. A terrible man, but in high school I thought he was hot.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance:
The Game of Thrones by George R R Martin. It was almost so hyped I didn’t try it, but I’m glad I did.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Collected Stories of Elizabeth Bowen. I feel that Bowen’s short stories don’t get the credit they deserve. Each story it masterfully constructed. Everyone must read this collection NOW.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
This is a difficult question and I should probably write a separate post on influential moments in my life as a reader. I will go with my earliest reading memory of my mom reading the unabridged Alice in Wonderland to me when I was in 1st grade. I sat through an hour of her reading this to me each night and I begged for more.
Dear Life by Alice Munro
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
Erotica, Chick Lit, most Sci-Fi, vapid YA.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. That chunkster clocked in at over 1300+ pages.
Major Book Hangover Because Of:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling. I had a month long book hangover when that series wrapped.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Three full-sized in the study, one set of built-ins in the living room, and two small waist high shelves.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I read this book every other year and I think I’m up to about 12 reads.
Preferred Place To Read:
In a cozy, snug chair at a coffee shop.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read.
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
– Atticus Finch” from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
Alias, Grace by Margaret Atwood
Series You Started and Need to Finish:
A Song of Fire and Ice by George R R Martin
Three of Your All Time Favourite Books:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. By the way, I went with the first three that popped into my head and I’ve since thought of a dozen more.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Harry Potter, Sylvia Plath, Charlotte Bronte, Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens
Very Excited For This Release More Than Others:
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters!
Worst Bookish Habit:
Dogearing the pages of my paperback books.
X Marks The Spot: start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
I’m using my TBR list for this year as I’m not near my shelves. The winner is: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (a re-read)
Your Latest Book Purchase:
A lovely Vintage Classics copy of Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell for 50 cents at a thrift shop
ZZZ-Snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY Late)
The Game of Thrones by George R R Martin. I have a new rule that I am not allowed to read epic high fantasy novels before bed.