The A to Z of books (tag)

Over the weekend Erin Celeste posted The A to Z of Books, and since I’ve been in such a bookish mood of course I had to join in! You can see her answers here. If you want to do the tag too, I’d love it if you left me a comment so I can be nosy and see your answers. :D

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From…
R.A. Salvatore–I got really sucked into the world of The Forgotten Realms and the adventures of the dark elf Drizzt a few years back. And by the time I got done, I think I’d plowed through about two dozen books set in that world!
Best Sequel Ever…
Um…I can’t really think of any sequels that jumped out at me as being really awesome. If anything, I’m usually disappointed! I guess Pandemonium (Delirium #2, by Lauren Oliver) was surprisingly good.
Currently Reading…
Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. Everyone made a huge deal about this book, so we’ll see if it lives up to
the hype!
Drink of Choice While Reading…
I agree with Celeste–tea! You have to have tea!
E-reader or physical book?
I get most of my books from the library, so physical. If I had to buy them all, I’d be torn–I love physical books, but they do take up a ton of room. When I do splurge, I try to only buy paperbacks to save space.
Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated in High School…
Probably Four from Divergent (Veronica Roth). Tattoos, blue eyes, rough around the edges with a heart of gold. Mmhmm.
Glad You Gave This Book a Chance…
Delirium, by Lauren Oliver. I don’t usually go for love stories or YA fiction but this one was really good.
Hidden Gem Book…
Uh…not sure?
Important Moment in Your Reading Life…
Isn’t every moment important?
Just Finished…
A ton of Miss Marple mysteries by Agatha Christie. A must-read for any mystery lover!
Kinds of Books You Won’t Read…
Again I’m seconding Celeste and saying, romance novels. I don’t mind romance alongside adventure (as in Outlander) but if it’s purely romance–no. Or chick lit–I avoid most chick lit.
Longest Book You’ve Read…
Probably one of the novels from A Song of Ice and Fire. George R.R. Martin really knows how to ramble on. How will they keep filming Game of Thrones if even he doesn’t know where the story is headed next?!
Major Book Hangover Because of…
The Night Angel trilogy (Brent Weeks). I loved these books and loathed the ending. I refuse to read his new trilogy until the husband finishes it and can tell me whether the ending sucks! Still one of my favorite trilogies, though, and it’s possible I’ll read it again in the future.
Number of Bookcases You Own…
Only two (sniffle).
One Book You Have Read Multiple Times…
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen.
Preferred Place to Read…
On the sofa, with my electric blanket!
Quote That Inspires You…
If I look back, I am lost. —Game of Thrones
Reading Regret…
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzgerald. If you looked up “Stockholm Syndrome” in a dictionary, you’d see a picture of this book’s “hero” and “heroine”. This book should be banned. Also, I was bummed by In the Woods (Tara French)–great book, but the ending drove me mad.
(Complete) Series You Started and Need to Finish…
Oh wow–so many! The Divergent trilogy, A Song of Ice and Fire, the Outlander series…I end up waiting and waiting for the next book to come out, and I get impatient and start another series in the meantime. I need to start over and re-read the Eragon series (Christopher Paolini) from the beginning. There’s another Drizzt trilogy that I need to wrap up. The Map of Time trilogy by Felix J. Palma. The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin.
Three of Your All Time Favorite Books…
You can’t make me pick just three!!! But three that are definitely at the top would be Outlander, Pride and Prejudice, and The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins).
Unapologetic Fangirl Of…
The Hunger Games. And also A Song of Ice and Fire.
Very Excited for This Release More Than All the Others…
The next installment in the Outlander series and the rest of A Song of Ice and Fire. Seriously, George, you’ve only got another book or two to complete. Get ’em done already! Also, I just found out that the next book in The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (steampunk series co-authored by Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris) is going to feature none other than my hero Nicola Tesla, so if this is true I’m really excited to read it. I’ll snap up anything with Tesla in it.
Worst Bookish Habit
I’ll ignore everything around me, including ringing phones and the fact that I am hours past my bedtime, to finish a good book.
X Marks the Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
That lands us smack in the middle of my husband’s extensive Drizzt collection. If you count out his books and only count the ones I bought, you land on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies! I think Seth Grahame-Smith did a good job of adapting one of my fave books of all time. And I’m a harsh critic when it comes to adaptations of my favorites.
Your Latest Book Purchase
The first book in the Temeraire series, otherwise known as His Majesty’s Dragon, by Naomi Novik. It’s an alternative history series featuring Napoleon and dragons. I don’t want to start reading until I clear out the rest of my list, since I’ve already got multiple series up in the air. As far as what I’ve picked up from the library (since I purchase so few books)–I finally got my hands on The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. I’m really hoping it will be as good as The Passage; sequels can be tricky business.
ZZZ-Snatcher Book (last one that kept you up way too late)
Probably one of the later installments in A Song of Ice and Fire. I got pretty attached to some of the characters and couldn’t put the books down! Also, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy was really intense. I was sad when it ended. :(

8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Oh, I love this! I will definitely do this one too! I enjoyed reading yours and Celeste’s post so much! I just love everything about books! And I don’t know why but tea is definitely the drink to have while reading! :)

  2. That was really fun to read. :) I also get most of my books from the library. I just love the feel of a physical book. The smell, the sound of the pages turning, the crispness of the pages… e-readers just aren’t the same. :)

    ~ Yun

    1. :D It’s definitely not the same with an e-reader! I’m glad to be able to download books from indie authors on Amazon, since otherwise there would be no way to get those books…otherwise I really, really need the book in paper form.

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