I’m back with a book tag! I haven’t done any tags for a while because I try to do them as little as possible. However, this one has been saved in my drafts for MONTHS so I thought it was time to give it a go. This is the A-Z Book Survey that I found on Brin’s Book Blog and it was originally created by Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner in 2013. There are 26 questions for each letter of the alphabet. Writing tag posts are one of my guilty pleasures because they’re such a great boredom buster, so let’s get started!
The A-Z Book Survey
Author you’ve read the most books from: Probably J. K. Rowling! 7 Harry Potter books, 3 ‘extras’ (Fantastic Beasts, etc) and The Cursed Child equals 11… I don’t think I’ve read more than 11 books from one author. (This calls for a cheeky self-promo, of course – read my review of The Cursed Child here.)
Best Sequel Ever: Oh man, this is so hard!!! The first one that came into my head is Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. I loved it more than The Hunger Games. I don’t even know why; I just really liked it!
Currently Reading: Listening to the audiobook of Flawed by Cecelia Ahern, and reading A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. (I wrote this post a couple of weeks ago though, so that’s probably changed and I forgot to edit this post.)
Drink of Choice While Reading: Whatever I’m drinking at the time (which is probably nothing because I NEVER drink enough, EVER, and I’m always told off for it).
E-reader or Physical Book? Either! I like to own physical books because they look great and feel nice to read, but eBooks are so easy to travel with. I can take my Kindle somewhere with me and magically transport 70+ books in less space than 1 book would take up. They’re also easier to hold when you’re lying down. Have you ever got weird arm cramps when trying to lie down and hold a book open? Me too.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School: Edward Cullen. I’M JOKING. (Although when I actually was in high school I most likely would have said him.) In reality, though, probably nobody, because I had ZERO interest in dating in high school. (And still don’t, hah. Unless it’s Freddie Fox. Or Emilia Fox, for that matter. But she’s married.)
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance: How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell. If you said to me a year ago that I’d read a historical romance and actually enjoy it, I would have laughed and said you’re mad. But when I read it ages ago for one of my first ever blog tours, I actually loved it! That’s what I like about blog tours. You can read things that you never expected you’d read, and find hidden gems!
Hidden Gem: Ooh, I typed ‘hidden gems’ in the answer above before I noticed this one is Hidden Gems! HOW SPOOKY. I can’t think of an answer though. I don’t really know what’s hidden? If I found it and read it, it can’t have been that hidden! Maybe I’m too closed-minded. Hmm.
Important Moment in your Reading Life: It’s not specifically a reading moment, but it’s related to it. I think the most important moment was when I started reading with the intention of writing reviews. I suddenly had a huge splash of inspiration (splash? yep, that’s right) and I felt so motivated to start filling my blog with reviewy goodness. If I didn’t have that splash of inspiration, I might not have started blogging seriously! Thanks, inspiration, good friend.
Just Finished: I’m writing this about 2 weeks in advance of it going up, so who knows? Probably Flawed? Or The Boy Made of Blocks (which I’ll be reviewing for a blog tour soon, spoiler alert)? WHO ON EARTH KNOWS. I mean, I do now. But I didn’t when I wrote this.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read: Typically I won’t read historical romances – or anything historical, really. I’ll read the occasional one if I like the sound of it or if I’m asked to review it, but it definitely isn’t my genre of choice. It really has to be special for me to like it!
Longest Book You’ve Read: Ooooh, probably The Shadow Hour by Kate Riordan or The Order of the Phoenix.
Major book hangover because of: Ummm, I don’t know. I was thinking about The Girl on the Train for, like, weeks after reading it. So probably that? THAT ENDING THOUGH.
Number of Bookcases You Own: One – two if you count the one in my sister’s room (there are a lot of books we share on that shelf). I’m struggling to fit everything on my shelf now though, but my room is too small to get a second one! What I need is a room JUST for books. That would suffice.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times: I don’t actually re-read books very often because I have so many to read, I don’t have time! I have re-read some though but I can’t actually think of them off the top of my head. (Great answer, Charlotte, well done.)
Preferred Place To Read: Wherever is most comfortable! Usually sat on the sofa in the living room – I could stay there for hours. I sit or lie in bed to read sometimes, but I find that really uncomfotable after a while.
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read: Oh man, I have an awful memory and I never remember quotes. If I think of one, I’ll come back and tell you.
Reading Regret: I regret nothing.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series): The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine. There are 16 of these books, I own them all, and I think I’ve only read 8! There’s just SO much to read and so little time. I’ll get to them one day in the distant future.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books: The Martian by Andy Weir, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and Relativity by Antonia Hayes.
Unapologetic Fangirl For: Harry Potter. Always Harry Potter.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others: Maybe the sequel to Flawed? I think there’s a sequel??? I need to look this up, one sec. quick Google YES THERE IS. And I am excited. So there’s my answer.
Worst Bookish Habit: I have none. I am perfect. A reading Goddess. I don’t know, I probably have some but I just haven’t realised them yet. OH I KNOW ONE. Very often, I
can’t find can’t be bothered to get a bookmark so I don’t use one and vow to use my superhuman memory (HA) to remember the page I’m on. Then I remember my memory is rubbish (see my answer for ‘Q’) and forget which page I was on, so I either have to consult Goodreads or skim through to find where I was. So there’s that.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: Starter for Ten by David Nicholls.
Your latest book purchase: When I wrote this post, it was a few more books in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. Although by the time this goes live, I’ve probably bought more. Can’t be tamed.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late): My answer, again, has to be Flawed. It’s so great listening to the audiobook because I can be SO lazy I don’t even need to hold a book. I can just listen to it. This is what happened a couple of weeks ago, when I realised it was 2:30am and I was still lying there listening to it. CAN’T BE TAMED.
I hope you enjoyed reading all about me and my bookish ways! If you actually got this far, I commend you. Well done, congratulations, pat on the back for you. You’ve come far, my friend. If you fancy doing this tag, then I tag you! I’m incredibly nosy and I love to read people’s answers, so if you do it, let me know!