Another post, another meme. I recently stumbled upon this bookish alphabet survey on Books, Tea & Me and thought it would be fun to fill out.
Author you’ve read the most books from:
A local German author whom none of you will even have heard of. He writes crime novels set in my city and he publishes one per year these days so I have quite the collection by now.
Best Sequel Ever:
I like reading series so I’ve actually read a number of good sequels. Number 1 for me is probably ‘Lost in a Good Book’ by Jasper Fforde, followed closely by ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’ by Douglas Adams.
’Looking for Alaska’ by John Green and ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Drink of Choice While Reading:
A lot of the times I read in bed so I don’t drink anything or maybe water.
E-reader or Physical Book?
I want to buy an e-reader but I don’t see the e-books as cheap enough considering that I don’t get a physical copy of the book to carry around with me. I get that e-readers can be really handy, especially when you read and travel a lot but I haven’t made the jump yet.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:
Gosh, I don’t know. Hermione or Ginny probably, they would have been on my wish list at least.
Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:
‘Alexander’ and ‘Alexander in Asia’ by Gisbert Haefs. My uncle gave me the book a long time ago and when I finally decided to read them it was very interesting. It’s a historical novel about Alexander the Great and I now know a lot more than I knew before I read that book.
Hidden Gem Book:
I don’t have any great picks that nobody has heard of bla bla bla. If you want to gain insight into why someone becomes anorexic and cannot leave that sort of thinking, go read ‘Unbearable Lightness’ by Portia de Rossi.
Important Moment in your Reading Life:
I don’t think there is one important moment in my reading life. Sorry.
‘Whitethorn Woods’ by Maeve Binchy.
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:
I’m really not into vampires, also Fifty Shades and all his little crappy friends. Not because I dismiss erotica but this is nothing worth my time.
Longest Book You’ve Read:
See G I guess.
Major book hangover because of:
Not that I remember.
Number of Bookcases You Own:
Four-ish. I blogged about that before.
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:
‘Leaving Unknown’ by Kerry Reichs and also most of the Harry Potter books.
Preferred Place To Read:
My bed, the couch, on the balcony…
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:
Probably the Twilight saga, especially the last one of them. Ugh.
Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):
The Sherlock Holmes canon. I started strong with the novels but the case studies are a bit dull in my opinion.
Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:
‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen
‘The Eyre Affair’ by Jasper Fforde
‘Leaving Unknown’ by Kerry Reichs
Unapologetic Fangirl For:
Kerry Reichs, Harry Potter and John Green.
Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:
Not currently excited for any new release because I have no idea what’s coming out. I saw that ‘A Casual Vacancy’ is now out in paperback so I’m kind of excited about that one.
Worst Bookish Habit:
I don’t like it when the backs of books get rips or whatever you call it. You know, when you bend them too far. I get crazy over that. My books need to look pretty. I also solely use pencils to mark stuff in my books.
X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:
‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce
Your latest book purchase:
‘Looking for Alaska’, ‘Paper Towns’ and ‘An Abundance of Katherines’ all by John Green.
ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
‘Looking for Alaska’ but more so because I took a nap and couldn’t fall asleep so I read a long time. Also, because it’s really good.