Friday, August 16, 2013

A to Z Book Survey

Today, I've decided I must return to my bloggy roots. Plus, who doesn't want to spend their morning filling out an old school survey whilst listening to some good music, ignoring responsibility, and talking about their love of books? FOOLS. That's who!

This song goes out to Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner 
for hosting the following wonderment
& Miss Bonnie of Sweet Tidbits 
for being one of my favorite book pushers & friends.


Author(s) You've Read The Most Books From:
Julie Garwood
I don't even have to check this on GoodReads.
I feel no shame, my friends.
She is my first love. 
Always & Forever.
Best Sequel Ever:
Have I ever mentioned my inability to pick favorites & bests?
Like. I can't. I won't. I'm a brat.
Furthermore, I'm more of a standalone kinda gal.
I can share a few sequels I read recently-ish
that I thought were mighty fine:
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Thumped by Megan McCafferty
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Currently Reading:
I'm starting this one today
because Carrie told me to read it
and she NEVER steers me wrong.
No. Pressure.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Depends on the book.
Some times I like a nice spot of tea.
Others times I can't get through a book without a stiff drink.
E-reader or Physical Book?
Hands down physical books.
I've tried getting into e-readers.
My poor sweet Nook (Pearl) is forever alone.
I'm stubborn.
I'm resistant to change.
And I'm old school.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have 
Actually Dated In High School:
Oh. Dear. LAWD!
Just one?!
Can I have two pleeeeease?

Roger from Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
Wes from The Truth About Forever

I *might* have an occasional dream about these boys.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
Hidden Gem Book:
Important Moment In Your Reading Life:
Wanna hear a story?
Here it goes.
When I was a kid they thought I was dyslectic or plan stupid, probably both. I was a terrible reader. Reading & writing were painful for me. It made me feel dumb, weak, useless. But my Grandma never gave up on me. She spent hours reading to me. I found out in fourth grade I wasn't dyslectic or stupid just had a tracking problem. Fancy that. I still had a bad attitude about reading until one summer when I was visiting my Grandmother. Before I left she handed me a book to keep me company on my journey home. I fell in love and I've been reading nonstop ever since. If not for my Grandma and her persistence and belief in me I know my passion for reading and my desire to write never would have come to fruition. See,
I still have the tracking problem.
Reading & writing are still a wee bit of a struggle for me.
Yet, my passion is stronger & keeps me pushing forward.
And I'm not gonna let my wonky eyes get in the way.
The end.
Just Finished:
Also known as: Crazy Town.
Kind of Books You Won't Read:
There aren't many books I won't read.
But there is one genera I'm completely uninterested in
& that's self-help books.
I'd read the Yellow Pages before I'd picked up a self-help book.
Longest Book You've Read:
GoodReads says the longest book I've read is
the Cancer Sourcebook.
Which is totes depressing.
But I'll keep it real,
because I did read that darn book from cover to cover.
All 1,133 pages.
Major Book Hangover Because Of:
My most recent book hangover occurred after finishing
all of Sarah Addison Allen's books.
Don't think.
Just read.
Trust me.
Number Of Bookcases You Own:
No four.
Maybe five.
I don't know.
I guess I could count,
but I'z lazy.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
Every Julie Garwood book.
Also, I love to reread Dorothy Garlock & Sarah Dessen.
OH & pretty much every book I've ever read & LOVED.
I'm a rereader by nature.
Preferred Place To Read:
Anywhere that's quiet,
which is such a mom answer
but it's the truth.
Quote That Inspires You/Gives You All The Feels From A Book You've Read:
I've got three that work together & I think they speak for themselves.

"You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, 
and there’s nothing you can do about it.” 
- Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

“I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.” 
- J.D. Salinger, Franny & Zooey

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. 
You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” 
- Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting
Reading Regret:
It's not really a reading regret
but a bookish regret.
When we were first married,
my husband & I lived in a smallish apartment
& I felt bad about all the space my books took up
*whispers I got rid of them*
all 500 plus.
It's like the greatest sadness of my life.
Series You Started And Need To Finish:
Pretty much all the series.
The easier question would be which series have I finished.
And the answer would be:
not many.
Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books:
 So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld

 Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
I don't rightly know.
I'm pretty simple.
I'm always on the lookout for a good book.
Don't care who wrote it
or what genera it is
or if it's popular.
Book. Good.
Me. Read.
Worst Bookish Habit:
As I've said before,
one of my super powers is renting all the library books,
not reading them,
& returning them a decade later.
Just. Part. Of. My. Charm.
X Marks The Spot: 
Start At The Top Left Of Your Shelf & Pick the 27th Book
In all fairness,
this book is sandwiched between
Percy Jackson & an anthology of Buffy stories.
Your Latest Book Purchase:
Arrived on my doorstep yesterday!
ZZZ-Snatcher Book:
Last Book That Kept You Up Way Too Late
Keeping it real.
The Superior Spiderman Comics!
And can I just say: MIND-BLOWN!

Annnnnnd I'm spent!
What's your ABCs?!
Sharing is caring, my friends.
Don't think just DO IT!
I mean, the survey... not it.


  1. Alright, recommend me a Garwood book then! Oh my gosh. Me Before You. THE TEARS. THE FEELS. I hope you love it though. hahaha I feel ya on the occasional need for a stiff drink with some books. Okay, so maybe The Secret by Garwood needs to go on my TBR? Your grandma rocks. Oooh... how was Brave New World?? I somehow missed this one in school. But I love dystopian so, it's a must read for me. Yeah boo all over self-help books. I went through a total book hangover too when I finished my last Sarah Addison Allen book too. The Sugar Queen is my absolute favorite of hers. :) Totally feel ya on the peace and quiet. I've taken to putting instrumental/classical music on my ipod to block out the noisy ass kids while I read. lol I'm a horrible mother. *gasp* You got rid of all your books? That would have broke my heart. Oohhh! I loved Elsewhere!! That one is a total hidden gem too. OOOOH REBECCA. And The 5th Wave. Good stuff right there. I WROTE YOU A NOVEL COMMENT. YAY ME.

    1. Annnnd I commented back on your blog with the epic comment of epicness. Also read The Secret but understand it is BEYOND ridic. Like all the ridic. But all the wonderful, as well.

  2. I love the way you did this
    maybe cuz I'm bored of reading or writing my MS
    or maybe just cuz I'm a poet!

    Thanks for this
    and if you haven't seen it already
    here is mine:
    plain and simple unlike yours, enjoy!

    1. LOVE IT! Lots of great books to check out.

  3. Kudos to you for having done this, I am not sure my brain could handle it. And just so you know, I don't know ANY of the authors/books you have mentioned - nope, not one. And I have ALL the self-helps books! Ha! But I am a genre girl and keep tight to Horror, fantasy and sci-fi (ooo, that's quite a few, but in that order). I also keep tight to certain authors. But reading time? I have VERY little, it's gotta be good!

    You're awesome! xx

  4. Loved reading this so much I did it myself! Sooooo glad you didn't give up on reading and writing, the world would be a poorer place without your writing! My eyes are wonky here's to the lazy eyes and glasses...without my specs I couldn't read a thing!

    1. Loved yours Lisa!! WONKY EYES UNITE!!! *picks you up & twirls*

  5. Great list.... This is such a fun project. Thanks for putting it out there. Yours was the first one I saw!

    1. Glad you like it! I'm a sucker for these type of memes.

  6. Finally commenting though I read this when it first came out. So many books you've read are from folk I don't know lol I love how you can't and wont choose favourites and how this has been put together, your rocking the blog babe. x

    1. This list is filled with a lot of books I've read recently. Much more manageable than trying to think back on two decades of reading. Plus, my reading habits are in constant flux. For example, this is the year of comics whilst two years ago all I read was YA and then there was the Mary Higgins Clark years.

      And I absolutely REFUSE to pick favorites. However, if forced, I would say YOU are one of my favorites. But shhhhh don't tell the others. *wink*

  7. This list just made me wanna smoooosh you <3

    1. Fairy Queen smoooooshies are my favorite & my best. #fact

  8. What I love about this project is that there are so many new books I can look up! :-) Thanks for sharing.

    1. No problem! I thought this was a nifty survey when I found it & I'm so excited others thought so too! *skips off to read YOURS*

  9. All right, darling, here's mine:


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