Writing Heroine Training lessons, gathering materials for the Blogwarts Diagon Alley scavenger hunt, watching The Quest, and rereading some awesome books has got me in a bookish mood. So here are my answers to Jamie‘s A-Z Bookish Survey! I’ve tried to avoid repetition whenever possible. But there’s still a lot of Harry Potter.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Ann M. Martin? Those were a lot of Baby-Sitters Club books…
Best Sequel Ever:
The Goddess Experience by Gisèle Scanlon
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Water? Tea for writing. Oh, maybe hot chocolate!
E-reader or Physical Book?
Physical book! But for traveling and reading in queues, I do adore Severus, my kindle.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Hidden Gem Book:
Yours Truly, Skye O’Shea by Megan Shull. Made me want to play ice hockey. [ME!]
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
Being forced to read Sorcerer’s Stone. In second grade I was a stubborn nonconformist and refused to read Harry Potter because it was popular. As a moving away present, my friend gave me book 1, and it changed my life.
Isla and the Happily Ever After. Aaaaaah!
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
The second book in a series before the first book.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens.
Major book hangover because of:
The Hunger Games. I couldn’t read for a couple of weeks after finishing that series, so I discovered Survivor in the interim.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
In Boston, two: one by my bed and one by my desk. In Edinburgh, none: just piles of books by the bed.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald.
Preferred Place To Read:
Curled up in a comfy chair, preferably my favourite armchair at the Barnes & Noble in Charlottesville. If it’s still there.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“Of course it’s happening in your head, Harry. But why on earth does that mean it isn’t real?”
Not reading Perks of Being a Wallflower sooner. I read it right before seeing the movie, ruining my cinematic experience with constant comparisons.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
Artemis Fowl! I still have two books to go.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Emma Approved. And The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. And anything written by Jane Austen.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Armada by Ernest Cline. I adored Ready Player One.
Worst Bookish Habit:
Reading at the table.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
I’ll go with my kindle shelf: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
Your latest book purchase:
The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
Graduates in Wonderland by Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale
I’d love to see your answers as well :)