I stumbled across a new blog to fawn over yesterday. Check it out: Chocolate & Cream Cake. This gal’s pretty freaking awesome – sassy and nerdy, two of my favourite things.
And what would make me like someone even more than sass and nerdery? The siren song of a fantastic survey. About books! Yeah, I know you want to fill this out, too. Because I know you read. A lot. I know you, folks. We have shared interests.
Fill. It. Out.
I want to read your answers.
(These are Mandy’s answers: Chocolate & Cream Cake’s A to Z Book Survey.)
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Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Neil Gaiman. I might be a filthy Gaiman stalker.
Best Sequel Ever
Talking to Dragons. Theoretically this is the third sequel (fourth book) of Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles. This is one of my very favourite books. Of all time. Ever. (Random trivia: it is technically the first of the EFC books. In that it was written first, and the three other books followed as prequels. Since it’s the fourth book in the series it totally still counts as a sequel.)
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
Drink of Choice While Reading
Tea. I love me a big ol’ cuppa while curled up with a good book.
E-reader or physical book?
Oh. Physical book. I understand and appreciate the place of e-readers, but I neither own nor want one.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School
Mercutio. I freaking love Mercutio – he is exactly the kind of witty douche I always swoon over.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Eons ago. So much love.
Hidden Gem Book
Blackbringer by Laini Taylor
Important Moment in Your Reading Life
When, in grade school, it occurred to me that I was not too young to start reading novels (Nancy Drew novels, specifically). Thank you for that one, AW – your reading of books that looked too big and scary, but absolutely were not, changed my life.
I cannot recall the last book I actually finished. It’s terrible, but I’ve been in the middle of a few books for way too long. (I got distracted by a few pregnancy and childbirth texts and left the novels by the wayside, but didn’t actually technically finish the maternity books either.)
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
There’s not really anything I won’t read. I don’t love erotica or romance novels, though.
Longest Book You’ve Read
The Stand by Stephen King
Major Book Hangover Because of
Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Beware of this book. Seriously. If you’re considering it, you need to know that it’s fucking heavy. Amazing and one of my favourite pieces of Young Adult Literature, but fucking heavy.
Number of Bookcases You Own
Four, but I’m doubling up on two of them (and those two are not very tall), so I’m in need of a few more.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times
Aside from Talking to Dragons? I think my reading record goes to Summer Sisters by Judy Blume.
Preferred Place to Read
The tub. I love to sink into a hot bath and read.
Quote That Inspires You
This above all: to thine own self be true. – Wm. Shakespeare
Picking up my first Urban Fantasy book. I have been a slave to the genre (at the sacrifice of having an actual life) ever since. It’s ridiculous. …good grief….
(Complete) Series You Started and Need to Finish
Harry Potter. I never did read the last book. So! I have vowed to re-read the books I’ve already read and finish that last text…after I finish GoT, of course.
Three of Your All Time Favourite Books
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, and The Sandman (specifically Preludes & Nocturnes and The Doll’s House) by Neil Gaiman (and a wicked collection of amazing artists).
Fangirl Filthy Stalker Of
Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others
UnSouled by Neal Shusterman. I’m pretty sure the Unwind saga is the only series I am far enough into to warrant that kind of eagerness. (I have only just started the A Song of Fire and Ice series. Though I am certain I will be jazzed for The Winds of Winter soon enough,)
Oh! Right…! Also: The Doors of Stone by Pat Rothfuss. Yes yes yes.
Worst Bookish Habit
It’s not really related to books, but I chew on my fingers (not nails. Fingers) worst when I’m reading.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Your Latest Book Purchase
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
ZZZ-Snatcher Book (last one that kept you up way too late)
A Game of Thrones. It didn’t so much keep me up as it did make nursing a little easier at 0300h.
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