I’m in a bit of a reading slump right now – I pick a book up, read a few pages, and nothing seems to want to click.
In the meantime, I thought it’d be fun to do a bookish survey! I found this one over at The Perpetual Page-Turner. It’s a few years old, but it was the first thing that popped up on Google so here you go!
Author you’ve read the most books from:
Clive Cussler – I have easily read 45 of his books. They’re formulaic as all get out but they’re fun and they’re easy, and I’ve been reading them since I was 11. I can’t stop now!
Best Sequel Ever:
I’m going to cheat here and say Lord of the Rings – I mean, it is technically a sequel to The Hobbit!
Nothing in particular. I am going to have to try and push through this slump though, it’s been two weeks now that I haven’t been able to settle on a book!
Drink of Choice While Reading:
Same as my drink of choice when I’m not reading – herbal tea.
E-reader or Physical Book?
I do vastly prefer physical books, but I won’t deny the convenience of an e-reader. I am hoping to get a new one soon, actually.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Oh dear. I was not one for good decisions in high school. Let’s go with Holden Caulfield. And I hate Catcher in the Rye, so that tells you something.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
The White Bone by Barbara Gowdy. It’s the last book I finished and it was completely beyond what I was expecting and I really enjoyed it.
Hidden Gem Book:
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod. I picked it up on a whim and it blew me away.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I suppose when I first began reading on my own. I’m not sure when that was, I feel like I’ve just always been reading. Oh dear, that’s a bit of a cop-out answer though, isn’t it?
The last book I finished was The White Bone.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I just can’t even remotely find it in me to try contemporary paranormal romance. I’m sorry. I also don’t like self-help books very much.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin, at 1177 pages.
Major book hangover because of:
The one that still sticks out to me six years later is The Collector by John Fowles. I could not stop thinking about that book for weeks after I finished it.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Five that contain just my books. There are another two that are shared between my husband and I, and then he has a few more of his own.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
The Hobbit. I think I have read it half a dozen times perhaps, and I’m not much for rereading.
Preferred Place To Read:
I actually really enjoy reading on a long bus ride!
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
“Your truth may not look like mine, but that is not what matters. What matters is this: You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing.”
– A Gracious Plenty, by Sheri Reynolds.
Oh gosh, I am not sure! I try not to have regrets. Possibly all the books I never read.
Series You Started And Need To Finish (all books are out in series):
The Sancti Trilogy by Simon Toyne. I picked up the first one on a whim and loved it, so I picked up the second and third. Unfortunately I read the first book about 5 years ago at this point so I may need to reread it first!
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
The Hobbit. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman. He, She, and It, by Marge Piercy.
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Chevy Stevens. I LOVE her books. They’re twisty and clever and take place in the region I grew up in.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Chevy Steven’s newest, which is being published NEXT WEEK!
Worst Bookish Habit:
Dog-earing pages. I will try to appease your sensibilities by clarifying that I never do it to books that are not mine!! And it’s not like I don’t have bookmarks – I do! I just…always seem to find myself dog-earing.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood. Truly a book for our times.
Your latest book purchase:
War Hawk, by James Rollins. I love his Sigma series and I enjoyed Tucker and Kane’s appearances there so I am excited for their continued adventures.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
I’m not sure. I’m often kept up past by bedtime by fan-fiction, though!